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 Offer,Handel: Samson

Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Sophie Bevan(soprano), Fflur Wyn (soprano), Mary Bevan (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Vitali Rozynko (bass-baritone)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

Butt has created the best Samson ever...These choral forces make for a vibrancy unique among Samson recordings…Butt’s deep grasp of both Handel’s rhetoric and of large-scale structure turns the... More…

3 CDs

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Contents

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Symphony

Work length7:33
  • The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. Andante

Track length3:28

II. Allegro

Track length1:36

III. Menuet

Track length2:29

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 1 Scene 1

Work length18:47
  • Joshua Ellicott, Mary Bevan, Hugo Hymas, Fflur Wyn, The Dunedin Consort, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, John Butt

I. This Day, a Solemn Feast (Recitative)

Track length0:33

II. Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound! (Chorus)

Track length2:04

III. Ye Men of Gaza (Air)

Track length4:06

IV. Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound! (Chorus)

Track length0:29

V. Loud As the Thunder’s Awful Voice (Air)

Track length2:52

VI. Then Free from Sorrow (Air)

Track length2:32

VII. Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound! (Chorus)

Track length0:29

VIII. Why by an Angel (Recitative)

Track length0:49

IX. Torments, Alas, Are Not Confin’d (Air)

Track length4:53

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 1 Scene 2

Work length17:53
  • Joshua Ellicott, Jess Dandy, The Dunedin Consort, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, John Butt

I. Oh, Change Beyond Report (Recitative)

Track length0:48

II. O Mirror of Our Fickle State! (Air)

Track length3:38

III. Whom Have I to Complain of but Myself (Recitative)

Track length3:00

IV. Total Eclipse! (Air)

Track length4:03

V. Since Light so Necessary Is to Life (Accompagnato)

Track length1:17

VI. O First Created Beam (Chorus)

Track length3:10

VII. Ye See, My Friends (Recitative)

Track length1:57

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 1 Scene 3

Work length30:54
  • Matthew Brook, Hugo Hymas, Joshua Ellicott, Jess Dandy, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. Brethren and Men of Dan (Recitative)

Track length0:31

II. Oh, Miserable Change! (Accompagnato)

Track length0:59

III. Oh, Ever Failing Trust (Recitative)

Track length0:13

IV. God of Our Fathers (Air)

Track length2:28

V. The Good We Wish for (Accompagnato)

Track length1:15

VI. Thy Glorious Deeds Inspir’d My Tongue (Air)

Track length4:26

VII. Justly These Evils (Recitative)

Track length1:40

VIII. My Griefs for This (Accompagnato)

Track length1:02

IX. Why Does the God of Israel Sleep? (Air)

Track length4:39

X. There Lies Our Hope! (Recitative)

Track length0:22

XI. Then Shall They Know (Chorus)

Track length2:27

XII. For Thee, My Dearest Son (Recitative)

Track length1:42

XIII. My Genial Spirits Droop (Accompagnato)

Track length1:28

XIV. Then Long Eternity Shall Greet Your Bliss (Arioso)

Track length2:09

XV. Joys That Are Pure (Air)

Track length3:01

XVI. Then Round About the Starry Throne (Chorus)

Track length2:32

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 2 Scene 1

Work length12:54
  • Matthew Brook, Joshua Ellicott, Jess Dandy, The Dunedin Consort, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, John Butt

I. Despair Not Thus! (Recitative)

Track length1:24

II. Just Are the Ways of God to Man (Air)

Track length3:06

III. My Evils Hopeless Are! (Recitative)

Track length0:31

IV. Return, O God of Hosts! (Air and Chorus)

Track length7:53

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 2 Scene 2

Work length25:31
  • Jess Dandy, Mary Bevan, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Joshua Ellicott, Fflur Wyn, Sophie Bevan, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. But Who Is This (Recitative)

Track length3:23

II. With Plaintive Notes (Air)

Track length7:13

III. Alas! Th’Event Was Worse (Recitative)

Track length0:59

IV. Your Charms to Ruin Led the Way (Air)

Track length2:47

V. Forgive What’s Done (Recitative)

Track length0:30

VI. My Faith and Truth (Duet)

Track length4:25

VII. Her Faith and Truth (Chorus)

Track length1:11

VIII. To Fleeting Pleasures Make Your Court (Air)

Track length3:05

IX. Her Faith and Truth (Chorus)

Track length1:11

X. Ne’er Think of That! (Recitative)

Track length0:28

XI. Traitor to Love (Duet)

Track length0:19

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 2 Scene 3

Work length3:23
  • Jess Dandy, Fflur Wyn, Joshua Ellicott, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. She’s Gone! (Recitative)

Track length0:20

II. It Is Not Virtue (Air)

Track length0:08

III. Favour’d of Heav’n Is He (Recitative)

Track length0:21

IV. To Man God’s Universal Law (Chorus)

Track length2:34

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 2 Scene 4

Work length27:38
  • Hugo Hymas, Jess Dandy, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Vitali Rozynko, Joshua Ellicott, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. No Words of Peace (Recitative)

Track length1:54

II. Honour and Arms Scorn Such a Foe (Air)

Track length5:44

III. Put on Your Arms (Recitative)

Track length0:11

IV. My Strength Is from the Living God (Air)

Track length2:55

V. With Thee, a Man Condemn’d (Recitative)

Track length0:52

VI. Go, Baffled Coward, Go (Duet)

Track length2:18

VII. Here Lie the Proof (Recitative)

Track length0:51

VIII. Hear, Jacob’s God (Chorus)

Track length3:23

IX. Dagon, Arise (Recitative)

Track length0:16

X. To Song and Dance We Give the Day (Air)

Track length4:06

XI. To Song and Dance We Give the Day (Chorus)

Track length2:04

XII. Fix’d in His Everlasting Seat (Chorus and Soli)

Track length3:04

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 3 Scene 1

Work length18:58
  • Jess Dandy, Joshua Ellicott, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Vitali Rozynko, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. More Trouble Is Behind (Recitative)

Track length1:38

II. Presuming Slave, to Move Their Wrath! (Air)

Track length3:22

III. Reflect Then, Samson (Recitative)

Track length0:51

IV. With Thunder Arm’d, Great God, Arise! (Chorus)

Track length2:41

V. Be of Good Courage (Recitative)

Track length2:19

VI. Then Shall I Make Jehovah’s Glory Known! (Accompagnato)

Track length0:31

VII. Thus When the Sun from’s Wat’ry Bed (Air)

Track length4:43

VIII. With Might Endued Above the Sons of Men (Accompagnato)

Track length0:32

IX. The Holy One of Israel (Air and Chorus)

Track length2:21

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 3 Scene 2

Work length11:09
  • Hugo Hymas, Jess Dandy, Matthew Brook, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. Old Manoa, with Youthful Steps (Recitative)

Track length0:29

II. Great Dagon Has Subdu’d Our Foe (Air and Chorus)

Track length3:45

III. What Noise of Joy Was That? (Recitative)

Track length0:49

IV. How Willing My Paternal Love (Air)

Track length3:44

V. Your Hopes of His Deliv’ry (Recitative)

Track length0:17

I. Heav’n! What Noise! (Recitative)

Track length0:05

II. Hear Us, Our God! (Chorus)

Track length1:12

III. Noise Call You This? (Recitative)

Track length0:48

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 3 Scene 2: Symphony

Work length0:19
  • The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. Presto

Track length0:19

Handel: Samson, HWV 57, Act 3 Scene 3

Work length22:05
  • Hugo Hymas, Mary Bevan, Jess Dandy, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Matthew Brook, The Dunedin Consort, John Butt

I. Where Shall I Run (Recitative)

Track length3:48

II. Ye Sons of Israel, Now Lament (Air and Chorus)

Track length3:43

III. Proceed We Hence to Find His Body (Recitative)

Track length1:44

IV. Glorious Hero (Soli and Chorus)

Track length5:39

V. Come, Come! (Recitative)

Track length1:04

VI. Let the Bright Seraphim (Air)

Track length2:58

VII. Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite (Chorus)

Track length3:09