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Handel: Saul

Gächinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling

Notwithstanding a few weaknesses, Rilling convincingly sustains the drama with mainly well-judged tempos, an appropriate sense of pacing, and strong support from chorus and instrumentalists.

2 CDs

$29.50

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Contents

Handel: Saul

Work length2:10:00
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  • Markus Eiche (bass), Kirsten Blaise (soprano), Daniel Taylor (alto), Norman Shankle (tenor), Elizabeth Keusch (soprano), Laura Albino (soprano), Wolfgang Frisch (tenor), Matthias Lutze (bass), Takako Onodera (alto), Christian Palm (baritone)
  • Gächinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
  • Helmuth Rilling

Symphony: I. Allegro

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Symphony: II. Larghetto

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Symphony: III. Allegro

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Symphony: IV. Andante larghetto

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Act I Scene 1: How excellent thy Name, O Lord (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Air: An Infant rais'd by thy Command (Soprano)

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Act I Scene 1: Trio: Along the Monster Atheist strode (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: The Youth inspir'd by Thee, O Lord (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: How excellent thy Name, O Lord (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 2: Recitative: He comes! (Michal)

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Act I Scene 2: Air: O Godlike Youth! By all confess'd (Michal)

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Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Behold, O King, the brave, victorius Youth (Abner, Saul, David)

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Act I Scene 2: Air: O King, your Favours with Delight (David)

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Act I Scene 2: Recitative: O early Piety! O Modest Merit! (Jonathan)

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Act I Scene 2: Air: What abject Thoughts a Prince can have (Merab)

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Act I Scene 2: Air: Ah! Lovely Youth! wast thou design'd (Michal)

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Act I Scene 2: Symphony: Andante allegro

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Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Already see, the Daughters of the Land (Michal)

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Act I Scene 3: Welcom, welcome mighty King! (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 3: Accompagnato: What do I hear? Am I then sunk so low (Saul)

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Act I Scene 3: David his Ten Thousands slew (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 3: Accompagnato: To him Ten Thousands! (Saul)

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Act I Scene 3: Air: With Rage I shall burst his praises to hear! (Saul)

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Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Imprudent Women! Your illtim'd Comparisons (Jonathan, Michal)

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Act I Scene 4: Air: Fell Rage and black Despair possest (Michal)

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Act I Scene 4: Recitative: This but the smallest part of Harmony (High Priest)

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Act I Scene 4: Accompagnato: By thee this Universal Frame (High Priest)

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Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Rack'd with Infernal Pains ev'n now the King (Abner)

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Act I Scene 5: Air: O Lord, whose Mercies numberless (David)

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Act I Scene 5: Symphony: Largo

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Act I Scene 5: Recitative: 'Tis all in vain, his Fury still continues (Jonathan)

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Act I Scene 5: Air: A Serpent in my Bosom warm'd (Saul)

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Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Has he escap'd my Rage? (Saul)

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Act I Scene 5: Air: Capricious Man, in Humour lost (Merab)

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Act I Scene 6: Accompagnato: O Filial Piety! O Sacred Friendship! (Jonathan)

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Act I Scene 6: Air: No, cruel Father, no (Jonathan)

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Act I Scene 6: Preserve him for the Glory of thy Name (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: Envy! Eldestborn of Hell! (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ah, dearest Friend, undone by too much Virtue! (Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 2: Air: But sooner Jordan's Stream, I swear (Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 2: Recitative: O strange Vicissitude! But Yesterday (David)

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Act II Scene 2: Recitative: My Father comes. Retire, my friend (Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Hast thou obey'd my Orders, and destroy'd my mortal enemy, the Son of Jesse? (Saul, Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 3: Air: Sin not, O King, against the Youth (Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 3: Air: As Great Jehovah lives, I swear (Saul)

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Act II Scene 3: Air: From Cities storm'd, and Battles won (Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Appear, my friend (Jonathan, Saul)

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Act II Scene 4: Air: Your words, O King, my Loyal Heart (David)

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Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Yes, he shall wed my Daughter! (Saul)

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Act II Scene 5: Recitative: A Father's Will has authoriz'd my Love (Michal)

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Act II Scene 5: Duet: O Fairest of ten thousand fair (Michal, David)

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Act II Scene 5: Is there a Man, who all his Ways Directs (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 5: Symphony: I. Largo

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Act II Scene 5: Symphony: II. Allegro

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Act II Scene 5: Symphony: III. Gavotte

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Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Thy Father is as cruel, and as false (David)

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Act II Scene 6: Duet: At Persecution I can laugh (David, Michal)

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Act II Scene 8: Recitative: Mean as he was, he is my Brother now (Merab)

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Act II Scene 8: Air: Author of Peace, who canst controul (Merab)

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Act II Scene 9: Symphony: Allegro

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Act II Scene 9: Accompagnato: The Time at length is come, when I shall take my full revenge on Jesse's Son (Saul)

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Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Where is the Son of Jesse? (Saul, Jonathan)

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Act II Scene 10: O fatal Consequence of Rage (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 1: Accompagnato: Wretch that I am! Of my own Ruin Author! (Saul)

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Act III Scene 1: Recitative: 'Tis said, here lives a Woman, close familiar with th'Enemy of Mankind (Saul)

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Act III Scene 2: Recitative: With me what would'st thou? (Witch, Saul)

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Act III Scene 2: Air: Infernal Spirits, by whose Pow'r (Witch)

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Act III Scene 3: Accompagnato: Why hast thou force'd me from the Realms of Peace (Samuel, Saul)

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Act III Scene 3: Symphony: Allegro

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Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Whence comest thou? (David, Amalekite)

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Act III Scene 4: Air: Impious Wretch, of Race accurst! (David)

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Act III Scene 5: March: Grave - Largo e staccato

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Act III Scene 5: Mourn, Israel, mourn thy Beauty lost (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 5: Air: O let it not in Gath be heard (David)

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Act III Scene 5: Air: From this unhappy Day (Merab)

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Act III Scene 5: Air: Brave Jonathan his Bow ne'er drew (David)

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Act III Scene 5: Eagles were not so swift as they (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 5: O fatal Day! How low the Mighty lie! (David, Chorus)

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Act III Scene 5: Air: Ye men of Judah, weep no more (High Priest)

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Act III Scene 5: Gird on thy Sword, thou Man of Might (Chorus)

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