Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor) & David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Daniel Reuss
…sleek playing from the Berlin period instrument players, though the choir sounds too slim-line for the big moments. As Zadok, Mark Padmore moves around most of the notes with skill. Sarah... — More…
Gramophone MagazineDecember 2007Editor's Choice
- Carolyn Sampson, David Wilson-Johnson, Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, Susan Gritton
- Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor
- Daniel Reuss
Act I - No.1 Overture
Act I, scene 1 - No.2 Chorus of Priests "Your harps and cymbals sound"
Act I, scene 1 - No.3 Air. Levite "Praise ye the Lord for all his mercies past"
Act I, scene 1 - No.4 Chorus of Priests "With pious heart, and holy tongue"
Act I, scene 1 - No.5 Accompagnato. Solomon "Almighty pow'r"
Act I, scene 1 - No.6 Recitative. Zadok "Imperial Solomon"
Act I, scene 1 - No.7 Air. Zadok "Sacred raptures cheer my breast"
Act I, scene 1 - No.8 Chorus of Israelites "Throughout the land Jehovah's praise record"
Act I, scene 1 - No.9 Recitative. Solomon "Bless'd be the Lord"
Act I, scene 1 - No.10 Air. Solomon "What though I trace each herb and flow'r"
Act I, scene 2 - No.11 Recitative. Solomon "And see my queen, my wedded love"
Act I, scene 2 - No.12 Air. Queen "Bless'd the day when first my eyes"
Act I, scene 2 - No.13 Recitative. Solomon, Queen "Thou fair inhabitant of Nile"
Act I, scene 2 - No.14 Duet. Queen, Solomon "Welcome as the dawn of the day"
Act I, scene 2 - No.17 Recitative. Solomon "My blooming fair"
Act I, scene 2 - No.18 Air. Solomon "Haste, haste to the cedar grove"
Act I, scene 2 - No.19 Recitative. Queen "When thou art absent from my sight"
Act I, scene 2 - No.20 Air. Queen "With thee th'unshelter'd moor I'd tread"
Act I, scene 2 - No.21 Recitative. Zadok "Search round the world"
Act I, scene 2 - No.22 Chorus "May no rash intruder disturb their soft hours"
Act II, scene 1 - No.23 Chorus of Israelites "From the censer curling rise"
Act II, scene 1 - No.24 Recitative. Solomon "Prais'd be the Lord"
Act II, scene 1 - No.25 Air. Solomon "When the sun o'er yonder hills"
Act II, scene 1 - No.26 Recitative. Levite "Great Prince, thy resolution's just"
Act II, scene 1 - No.27 Air. Levite "Thrice bless'd that wise discerning king"
Act II, scene 2 - No.28 Recitative. Attendant, Solomon "My sovereign liege" / Scene 3 - First Harlot "Thou son of David"
Act II, scene 3 - No.29 Trio. Solomon, two Harlots "Words are weak to paint my fears"
Act II, scene 3 - No.30 Recitative. Solomon, second Harlot "What says the other to th'imputed charge?"
Act II, scene 3 - No.31 Air. Second Harlot "Thy sentence, great king"
Act II, scene 3 - No.32 Recitative. First Harlot "Withhold, withhold the executing hand"
Act II, scene 3 - No.33 Air. First Harlot "Can I see my enfant gor'd"
Act II, scene 3 - No.34 Accompagnato. Solomon "Israel, attend to what your king shall say"
Act II, scene 3 - No.35 Duet. First Harlot, Solomon "Thrice bless'd the king"
Act II, scene 3 - No.36 Chorus of Israelites "From the east unto the west"
Act II, scene 3 - No.37 Recitative. Zadok "From morn to eve I could enraptur'd sing"
Act II, scene 3 - No.38 Air. Zadok "See the tall palm that lifts the head"
Act II, scene 3 - No.39 Recitative. First Harlot "No more shall armed bands our hopes destroy"
Act II, scene 3 - No.40 Air. First Harlot "Beneath the vine, or fig-tree's shade"
Act III - No.42 Symphony: arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Act III - No.43 Recitative. Queen of Sheba, Solomon "From Arabia's spicy shores"
Act III - No.44 Air. Queen of Sheba "Ev'ry sight these eyes behold"
Act III - No.45 Recitative. Solomon "Sweep, sweep the string"
Act III - No.46 Solo. Solomon and Israelites "Music, spread thy voice around"
Act III - No.47 Solo. Solomon and Israelites "Now a diff'rent measure try"
Act III - No.48 Recitative. Solomon "Then at once from rage remove"
Act III - No.49 Chorus of Israelites "Draw the tear from hopeless love"
Act III - No.50 Recitative. Solomon "Next the tortur'd soul release"
Act III - No.51 Solo. Solomon and Israelites "Thus rolling surges rise"
Act III - No.52 Recitative. Queen of Sheba "Thy harmony's divine, great king"
Act III - No.53 Recitative. Zadok "Thrice happy king, to have achiev'd"
Act III - No.54 Air. Zadok "Golden columns, fair and bright"
Act III - No.55 Recitative. Solomon "Gold now is common on our happy shore"
Act III - No.56 Air. Solomon "How green our fertile pastures look"
Act III - No.57 Recitative. Queen of Sheba "May peace in Salem ever dwell!"
Act III - No.58 Air. Queen of Sheba "Will the sun forget to streak"
Act III - No.59 Recitative. Solomon "Adieu, fair queen, and in thy breast"
Act III - No.60 Duet. Queen of Sheba, Solomon "Ev'ry joy that wisdom knows"
Act III - No.61 Double Chorus "Praise the Lord with harp and tongue!"
Chorus of Priests, “Swell, swell the full chorus to Solomon’s praise”