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 Offer,Handel: Saul

Christopher Purves (Saul), Sarah Connolly (David), Robert Murray (Jonathan), Elizabeth Atherton (Merab), Joélle Harvey (Michal), Mark Dobell (High Priest), Jeremy Budd (Witch of Endor) & Stuart Young (Ghost of Samuel)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

the choruses are always beautifully contoured, as is the incisive playing of The Sixteen's house band. Christopher Purves and Sarah Connolly all but steal the show: Purves's splenetic Saul is... More…
  • Gramophone Magazine
    October 2012
    Disc of the Month
  • Gramophone Awards
    2013
    Finalist - Baroque Vocal

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Contents

Handel: Saul

2:41:52
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  • The Sixteen

Act 1, Overture

11:55
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Act I, Scene I, "How Excellent Thy Name", (Chorus of Israelites)

2:44
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Act I, Scene I, Air. "An Infant Rais'd", (Merah)

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Act I, Scene I, "Along the Monster" (Chorus)

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Act I, Scene I, "The Youth Inspired" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Act I, Scene I, "How Excellent Thy Name" (Chours of Israelites)

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Act I, Scene I, "Hallelujah!" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Act I, Scene II, Recitive. "He Comes, He Comes!" (Michal)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "O Godlike Youth" (Michal)

3:15
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Act I, Scene II, Recitative. "Behold, O King" (Abner, Saul, David)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "O King, Your Favours" (David)

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Act I, Scene II, Recitative "Oh Early Piety!" (Jonathan)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "What Abject Thoughts" (Merab)

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Act I, Scene II, Recitative. "Yet Think On Whom This Honor" (Merab)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "Birth and Fortune I Despise!" (Jonathan)

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Act I, Scene II, Recitative. "Go On, Illustrious Pair!" (High Priest)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "While Yet Thy Tide" (High Priest)

2:04
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Act I, Scene II, Recitative. "Thou, Merab, First in Birth" (Saul, Merab)

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Act I, Scene II, Air. "My Soul Rejects" (Merab, Michal)

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Act I, Scene II, Sinfonia

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Act I, Scene III, Recitative. "Already See the Daughters" (Michal)

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Act I, Scene III, "Welcome, Welcome, Mighty King!" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Act I, Scene III, Accompagnato. "What Do I Hear?" (Saul)

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Act I, Scene III, "David His Ten Thousand Slew" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Act I, Scene III, Accompagnato. "To Him Ten Thousands" (Saul)

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Act I, Scene III, Air. "With Rage I Shall Burst" (Saul)

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Act I, Scene IV, Recitative. "Imprudent Women!" (Johnathan, Michal)

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Act I, Scene IV, Air. "Fell Rage and Black Despair" (Michal)

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Act I, Scene V, Recitative. "Racked with Infernal Pains" (Abner)

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Act I, Scene V, Air. "Oh Lord Whose Mercies" (David)

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Act I, Scene V, Symphony (Harp)

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Act I, Scene V, Recitative. "'Tis All in Vain" (Jonathan)

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Act I, Scene V, Air. "A Serpent, in My Bosom Warm'd" (Saul)

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Act I, Scene V, Recitative. "Has He Escap'd My Rage?" (Saul)

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Act I, Scene V, Air. "Capricious Man" (Mehab)

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Act I, Scene VI, Accompagnato. "O Filial Piety!" (Jonathan)

1:21
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Act I, Scene VI, Air. "No, Cruel Father, No!" (Jonathan)

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Act I, Scene VI, Air. "O Lord, Whose Providence" (High Priest)

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Act I, Scene VI, "Preserve Him for the Glory" (High Priest)

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Act II, Scene I, "Envy, Eldest Born of Hell" (Chorus)

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Act II, Scene II, Recitative. "Ah, Dearest Friend" (Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene II, Air. "But Sooner Jordan's Stream" (Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene II, Recitative. "Oh, Strange Vicissitude!" (David, Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene II, Air. "Such Haughty Beauties Rather Move" (David)

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Act II, Scene II, Recitative. "My Father Comes" (Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene III, Air. "Sin Not, O King, Against the Youth" (Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene III, Air. "As Great Jehovah Lives, I Swear" (Saul)

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Act II, Scene III, Air. "From Cities Stormed, And Battles Won" (Jonathan)

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Act II, Scene IV, Recitative. "Appear, My Friend" (Jonathan, Saul)

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Act II, Scene IV, Air. "Your Words, O King, My Loyal Heart" (David)

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Act II, Scene IV, Recitative. "Yes, He Shall Wed My Daughter!" (Saul)

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Act II, Scene V, Duet. "O Fairest of Then Thousand Fair" (Michal, David)

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Act II, Scene V, "Is There a Man, Who All His Ways" (Chorus)

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Act II, Scene V, Sinfonia

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Act II, Scene VI, Recitative. "Thy Father Is As Cruel" (David)

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Act II, Scene VI, Duet. "At Persecution I Can Laugh" (David, Michal)

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Act II, Scene VII, Recitative. "Whom Dost Thou Seek?" (Michal, Doeg)

0:41
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Act II, Scene VII, Air. "No, No, Let the Guitly Tremble" (Michal)

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Act II, Scene VIII, Recitative. "Mean As He Was, He Is My New Brother" (Merab)

0:52
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Act II, Scene VIII, Air. "Author of Peace" (Merab)

3:35
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Act, II, Scene IX, Saul at the Feast of the New Moon. (Symphony)

1:10
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Act, II, Scene IX, Saul at the Feast of the New Moon. Accompagnato. "The Time At Length Is Come" (Saul)

0:37
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Act II, Scene X, Recitative. "Where Is the Son of Jesse?" (Saul, Jonathan)

1:04
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Act II, Scene X, "Oh Fatal Consequence" (Chorus)

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Act III, Scene I - Saul Disguised, at Endor: Accompagnato. "Wretch That I Am, of My Own Ruin Author!" (Saul)

2:10
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Act III, Scene I - Saul Disguised, at Endor: Accompagnato. "'Tis Said, Here Lives a Woman" (Saul)

0:54
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Act III, Scene II - Saul and the Witch of Endor: Recitative. "With Me What Would'st Thou?" (Witch, Saul)

0:44
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Act III, Scene II - Saul and the Witch of Endor: Air. "Infernal Spirits, By Whose Pow'r" (Witch)

1:53
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Act III, Scene III - Apparition of Samuel: Accompagnao. "Why Hast Thou Forc'd Me from the Realms of Peace?" (Samuel, Saul)

3:17
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Act III, Scene III - Appartition of Samuel: Sinfonia

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Act III, Scene IV, Recitative. "Whence Comest Thou?" (David, Amalekite)

1:03
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Act III, Scene IV, Air. "Impious Wretch, of Race Accurst!" (David)

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Act III, Scene IV, Dead March (Symphony)

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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: "Mourn, Israel, Mourn Thy Beauty Lost" (Chours)

3:35
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Accompagnato "Oh, Let It Not in Gath Be Heard" (High Priest)

2:20
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Air. "From This Unhappy Day" (Merab)

2:37
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Air. "Brave Jonathan Hi Bow Never Drew" (David)

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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Chorus."Eagles Were Not So Swift As They..." (Israelites)

0:21
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Air. "In Sweetest Harmony They Lived" (Michal)

4:01
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Solo / Chorus. "Oh Fatal Day!" (David, Israelites)

4:01
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Recitative. "Ye Men of Judah, Weep No More!" (High Priest)

0:28
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Act III, Scene V - Elegy on the Death of Saul and Jonathan: Chorus. "Gird on Thy Sword, Thou Man of Might" (Israelites)

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