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Handel: Solomon

Carolyn Watkinson, Nancy Argenta & Barbara Hendricks

Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

With panache [Gardiner] shows how authentic-sized forces can convey Handelian glamour even with sharply focused textures and fast speeds...the overriding glory is the singing of the Monteverdi... More…

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Handel: Solomon

Work length2:15:55
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  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Nancy Argenta (soprano), Joan Rodgers (soprano), Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1984-06
  • Recording Venue: St. John's, Smith Square

Overture

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" Your harps and cymbals"

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" Praise ye the Lord "

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" With pious heart "

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" Almighty Power "

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" Imperial Solomon" - " Sacred rapture "

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" Throughout the land "

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" Bless'd be the Lord " - " What though I trace "

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" And see my Queen "

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" Bless'd the day "

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" Thou fair inhabitant" - "Welcome as the dawn of day"

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" My blooming fair" - " Haste, haste "

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" When thou art absent" - " With thee th'unshelter "

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" May no rash intruder "

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" From the censer "

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" Prais'd be the Lord" - " When the sun "

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" Great prince " - " Thrice bless'd "

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" My sovereign liege "

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" Thou son of David " - " Words are weak "

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" What says the other " - " Thy sentence, great king"

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" Withhold the executing hand" - " Can I see my infant gor'd"

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" Israel' attend "

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" Thrice bless'd be the king "

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" From the east unto the west "

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" No more shall armed bands" - " Beneath the vine "

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" Swell, swell the full chorus "

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The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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" From Arabia's spicy shores "

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" Sweep, sweep the string" - " Music, spread thy voice

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" Now a diff'rent measure" - " Shake the dome "

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" Then at once from rage" - " Draw the tear "

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" Next the tortur'd soul" - " Thus rolling surges rises "

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" Thy harmony's divine "

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" Thrice happy king " - " Golden columns "

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" May peace in Salem ever dwell" - " Will the sun for- get to streak "

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" Adieu, fair queen" - " Ev'ry joy that wisdom knows"

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" Praise the Lord "

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