Handel: Saul

Handel: Saul

by Paul McCreesh

CD(Dutch Import)

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Overview

[Conductor McCreesh's] personality fits the stern story. The choruses of national rejoicing over David's victories come off splendidly.... Andreas Scholl establishes a new standard for the countertenor role of David. [A-]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Archiv Produktion
UPC: 0028947451020
catalogNumber: 000209802
Rank: 246680

Tracks

  1. Saul, oratorio, HWV 53

    1. Symphony. Allegro  (03:41)
    2. Act 2. 42. Chorus. Envy! eldest-born of Hell  (02:30)
    3. Act 3. 69. Accompagnato. Wretch that I am! / 70. Recitative-Accompagnato. 'Tis said, here lives a w  (04:08)
    4. Symphony. Larghetto  (01:54)
    5. Act 2. 43. Recitative. Ah! dearest friend  (00:40)
    6. Act 3. 72. Air. Infernal spirits  (01:36)
    7. Symphony. Organo ad libitum  (02:21)
    8. Act 2. 44. Air. But sooner Jordan's stream  (02:24)
    9. Act 3. 73. Accompagnato. Why hast thou forc'd me  (03:34)
    10. Symphony. Allegro  (02:49)
    11. Act 2. 45. Recitative. O strange vicissitude!  (00:58)
    12. Act 3. 74. Symphony  (00:35)
    13. Symphony. Andante larghetto  (02:56)
    14. Act 2. 46. Air. Such haughty beauties rather move  (04:46)
    15. Act 3. 75. Recitative. Whence comest thou? / 76. Air. Impious wretch  (02:59)
    16. Act 1. 1. Chorus. How excellent thy name, O Lord  (02:52)
    17. Act 2. 47. Recitative. My father comes / 48. Recitative. Hast thou obey'd my orders  (00:51)
    18. Act 3. 77. Dead March  (04:14)
    19. Act 1. 2. Air. An infant rais'd / 3. Chorus. Along the monster atheist strode  (02:32)
    20. Act 2. 49. Air. Sin not, O King  (01:41)
    21. Act 3. 78. Chorus. Mourn, Israel, mourn  (03:24)
    22. Act 1. 4. Chorus. The youth inspir'd by thee, O Lord  (01:59)
    23. Act 2. 50. Air. As great Jehovah lives  (01:27)
    24. Act 3. 79. Air. O let it not in Gath be heard  (02:30)
    25. Act 1. 5. Chorus. How excellent thy name, O Lord  (02:36)
    26. Act 2. 51. Air. From cities storm'd  (01:58)
    27. Act 3. 80. Air. From this unhappy day  (02:46)
    28. Act 1. 6. Recitative. He comes / 7. Air. O god-like youth  (03:10)
    29. Act 2. 52. Recitative. Appear my friend  (00:29)
    30. Act 3. 81. Air. Brave Jonathan his bow ne'er drew  (00:29)
    31. Act 1. 8. Recitative. Behold, O King  (00:51)
    32. Act 2. 53. Air. Your words, O King / 54. Recitative. Yes, he shall wed my daughter!  (01:28)
    33. Act 3. 82. Chorus. Eagles were not so swift as they  (00:26)
    34. Act 1. 9. Air. O King, your favours with delight / 10. Recitative. O early piety!  (05:27)
    35. Act 2. 55. Recitative. A father's will  (00:30)
    36. Act 3. 83. Air. In sweetest harmony  (04:25)
    37. Act 1. 11. Air. What abject thoughts / 12. Recitative. Yet think, on whom this honour  (02:23)
    38. Act 2. 56. Duet. O fairest of ten thousand fair / 57. Chorus. Is there a man  (04:39)
    39. Act 3. 84. Solo and Chorus. O fatal day!  (04:11)
    40. Act 1. 13. Air. Birth and fortune I despise!  (04:20)
    41. Act 2. 58. Symphony  (06:27)
    42. Act 3. 85. Recitative. Ye men of Judah  (00:30)
    43. Act 1. 14. Recitative. Go on, illustrious pair! / 15. Air. While yet thy tide of blood  (02:26)
    44. Act 2. 59. Recitative. Thy father is as cruel  (00:35)
    45. Act 3. 86. Chorus. Gird on thy sword  (05:38)
    46. Act 1. 16. Recitative. Thou, Merab, first in birth / 17. Air. My soul rejects the thought with scor  (03:19)
    47. Act 2. 60. Duet. At persecution I can laugh  (01:07)
    48. Act 1. 20. Symphony / 21. Recitative. Already see, the daughters of the land / 22. Chorus. Welcome,  (02:56)
    49. Act 2. 61. Recitative. Whom dost thou seek?  (00:41)
    50. Act 1. 23. Accompagnato. What do I hear? / 24. Chorus. David his ten thousands slew / 25. Accompagn  (01:13)
    51. Act 2. 62. Air. No; let the guilty tremble  (01:24)
    52. Act 1. 26. Air. With rage I shall burst  (01:21)
    53. Act 2. 63. Recitative. Mean as he was  (00:49)
    54. Act 1. 27. Recitative. Imprudent women!  (00:44)
    55. Act 2. 64. Air. Author of peace  (03:19)
    56. Act 1. 28. Air. Fell rage and black despair  (03:04)
    57. Act 2. 65. Symphony  (01:06)
    58. Act 1. 29. Recitative. This but the smallest part / 30. Accompagnato. By thee, this universal frame  (03:36)
    59. Act 2. 66. Accompagnato. The time at length is come / 67. Recitative. Where is the son of Jesse?  (01:43)
    60. Act 1. 31. Recitative. Rack'd with infernal pains  (00:15)
    61. Act 2. 68. Chorus. O fatal consequence of rage  (04:38)
    62. Act 1. 32. Air. O Lord, whose mercies numberless / 33. Symphony  (05:33)
    63. Act 1. 34. Recitative. 'Tis all in vain / 35. Air. A serpent in my bosom warm'd / 36. Recitative. H  (02:32)
    64. Act 1. 37. Air. Capricious man  (03:40)
    65. Act 1. 38. Accompagnato. O filial piety!  (01:39)
    66. Act 1. 39. Air. No, cruel father, no!  (01:29)
    67. Act 1. 40. Air. O Lord, whose providence  (01:15)
    68. Act 1. 41. Chorus. Preserve him for the glory of thy name  (02:39)

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