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Handel: Jephtha

James Gilchrist (Jephtha), Susan Bickley (Storge), Sophie Bevan (Iphis), Robin Blaze (Hamor), Matthew Brook (Zebul) & Grace Davidson (Angel)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Christophers's taut, vibrant, and beautifully sprung account is bright and dazzling, yet so often the score ought to inhabit the tortured light and shade of Caravaggio...the choruses are finely... More…

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Handel: Jephtha

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  • Sophie Bevan, Grace Davidson, Matthew Brook, Susan Bickley, Robin Blaze, James Gilchrist, Jephtha, Zebul
  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers

Jephtha, HWV 70, Act I: Overture

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Accompagnato. "It Must Be So" - Air. "Pour Forth No More"

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"No More to Ammon's God and King"

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Jephtha, HWV 70, Act I, Scene 2: Recitative. "But Jephtha Comes" - Air. "Virtue My Soul Shall Still Embrace"

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Recitative. "'Twill Be a Painful Separation" - Air. "In Gentle Murmurs"

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Recitative. "Happy This Embassy" - Air. "Dull Delay"

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Recitative. "Ill Suits the Voice of Love" - Air. "Take the Heart"

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Recitative. "I Go; My Soul" - Duet. "These Labors Past"

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Recitative. "What Mean These Doubtful Fancies" - Accompagnato. "If, Lord" - Recitative. "'Tis Said"

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"O God, Behold Our Sore Distress"

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Recitative. "Some Dire Event" - Air. "Scenes of Horror"

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Recitative. "Say, My Dear Mother" - Air. "The Smiling Dawn"

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Recitative. "Such, Jephtha, Was the Haughty King's Reply" - "When His Loud Voice Spoke in Thunder"

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Recitative. "Glad Tidings of Great Joy to Thee"

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"Cherub and Seraphim"

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Air. "'Up the Dreadful Steep Ascending"

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Recitative. "'Tis Well" - Air. "Tune the Soft Melodious Lute"

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Recitative. "Heav'n Smiles Once More" - Air. "His Mighty Arm"

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"In Glory High, in Might Serene"

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Jephtha, HWV 70, Act 2, Scene III: Symphony

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Recitative. "Hail, Glorious Conqueror!" - Air. "Welcome as the Cheerful Light"

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Recitative. "Horror! Confusion!" - Air. "Open thy marble jaws"

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Recitative. "Why is My Brother Thus Afflicted?"

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Accompagnato and Air. "First Perish Thou"

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Recitative. "If Such Thy Cruel Purpose" - Air. "On Me Let Blind Mistaken Zeal"

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Quartet. "O Spare Your Daughter"

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Recitative. "Such News Flies Swift" - Accompagnato. "For Joys so Vast"

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Air. "Happy They; This Vital Breath"

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Accompagnato. "Deeper and Deeper Still"

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"How Dark, O Lord, are Thy Decrees"

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Air. "Hide Thou Thy Hated Beams, O Sun, in Clouds"

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Accompagnato. "A Father Off'ring Up" - Air. "Waft Her, Angels"

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Accompagnato. "Ye Sacred Priests" - Air. "Fairwell, ye Limpid Springs and Floods"

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"Doubtful Fear and Rev'rent Awe"

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Sinfonia

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Recitative. "Rise, Jephtha" - Air. "Happy, Iphis, Shalt Thou Live"

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Air. "For Ever Blessed by Thy Holy Name"

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"Theme Sublime of Endless Praise"

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Recitative. "Let Me Congratulate" - Air. "Laud Her, all ye Virgin Train"

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Recitative. "Oh, Let Me Fold Thee in a Mother's Arms" - Air. "Sweet as Sight to the Blind"

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Recitative. "With Transport, Iphis" - Air. "'Tis Heav'n's All-Ruling Pow'r"

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Recitative. "My Faithful Hamor" - Quintet. "All That is in Hamor is Mine"

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"Ye House of Gilead, With One Voice"

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Jephtha, HWV 70, Act II, Scene 2: Recitative. "Again Heav'n Smiles" - Air. "Freedom Now"

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