HANDEL, G.F.: Belshazzar [Oratorio] (Budday)

 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
     
 Belshazzar, HWV 61  
1 Act I Scene 1: Overture 4:35
2 Act I Scene 1: Behold, by Persia's hero made (Chorus of Babylonians) 2:37
3 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Well may they laugh, from meagre famine safe (Gobrias, Cyrus) 1:47
4 Act I Scene 2: Aria: Oppress'd with never-ceasing grief (Gobrias) 3:19
5 Act I Scene 2: Aria: Dry those unavailing tears (Cyrus) 2:14
6 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Be comforted (Cyrus) 0:31
7 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Methought, as on the bank of deep Euphrates (Cyrus) 2:22
8 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Now tell me, Gobrias, does not this Euphrates (Cyrus, Gobrias) 1:22
9 Act I Scene 2: Aria: Behold the monstrous human beast (Gobrias) 3:23
10 Act I Scene 2: Recitative - Aria: Can you then think it strange (Cyrus) 3:52
11 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: My friends, be confident and boldly enter upon this high exploit (Cyrus) 0:43
12 Act I Scene 2: All empires upon God depend (Chorus of Persians) 3:22
13 Act I Scene 3: Aria: O sacred oracles of truth (Daniel) 4:57
14 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Rejoice, my countrymen! (Daniel) 3:37
15 Act I Scene 3: Sing, O ye Heav'ns, for the Lord hath done it! (Chorus of Jews) 4:31
16 Act I Scene 4: Aria: Let festal joy triumphant reign (Belshazzar) 5:00
17 Act I Scene 4: Recitative: For you my friends, the nobles of my court (Belshazzar, Nitocris) 2:23
18 Act I Scene 4: Recall, O king, thy rash command (Chorus of Jews) 3:37
19 Act I Scene 4: Recitative: They tell you true (Nitocris, Belshazzar) 1:40
20 Act I Scene 4: Duet: O dearer than my life, forbear (Nitocris, Belshazzar) 6:13
21 Act I Scene 4: By slow degress the wrath of God (Chorus of Jews) 4:57
22 Act II Scene 1: See, from his post Euphrates flies (Chorus of Persians) 7:17
23 Act II Scene 1: Recitative: You see, my friends, a path into the city lies open (Cyrus) 0:49
24 Act II Scene 1: To arms, to arms, no more delay! (Chorus of Persians) 0:42
1 Act II Scene 2: Ye tutelar gods of our empire (Chorus of Babylonians) 3:14
2 Act II Scene 2: Aria: Let the deep bowl thy praise confess (Belshazzar) 2:32
3 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Where is the God of Judah's boasted pow'r? (Belshazzar) 0:44
4 Act II Scene 2: Chorus - Recitative: Help, help the king! (Belshazzar) 2:24
5 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Call all my Wise Men (Belshazzar) 2:09
6 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ye sages, welcome always to your king (Belshazzar, Wise Men) 1:06
7 Act II Scene 2: Oh, misery! Oh terror, hopeless grief! (Chorus of Babylonians) 1:59
8 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: O king, live for ever! (Nitocris, Belshazzar) 1:42
9 Act II Scene 2: Aria: No, to thyself thy trifles be (Daniel) 1:39
10 Act II Scene 2: Reicitative: Yet, to obey His dread command (Daniel) 3:25
11 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Oh, sentence too severe (Nitocris) 0:20
12 Act II Scene 2: Aria: Regard thyself (Nitocris) 6:23
13 Act II Scene 3: Aria: O God of truth, O faithful guide (Cyrus) 4:51
14 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: You, Gobrias, lead directly to the palace (Cyrus) 1:04
15 Act II Scene 2: O glorious prince, , thrice happy they born to enjoy thy future sway (Chorus of Persians) 5:23
16 Act III Scene 1: Aria: Alternate hopes and fears distract my mind (Nitocris) 4:26
17 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: My hopes revive, here Arioch comes! (Nitocris, Arioch, Messenger) 2:06
18 Act III Scene 1: Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth! (Chorus of Jews) 1:29
19 Act III Scene 2: Aria: I thank thee, Sesach! (Belshazzar) 1:34
20 Act III Scene 2: A Martial Symphony 0:43
21 Act III Scene 3: Aria: To pow'r immortal my first thanks are due (Gobrias) 3:22
22 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Be it thy care, good Gobrias (Cyrus) 0:24
23 Act III Scene 3: Aria: Destructive war, thy limits know (Cyrus) 2:29
24 Act III Scene 3: Duet: Great victor, at your feet I bow (Nitocris, Cyrus) 4:25
25 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Say, venerable prophet, is there aught (Cyrus, Daniel) 0:51
26 Act III Scene 3: Tell it out among the heathen (Soloists, Chorus) 1:59
27 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Yes, I will build thy city, God of Israel! (Cyrus) 2:37
28 Act III Scene 3: I will magnify Thee, O God my king (Daniel, Nitocris, Chorus) 6:04
     
 Michael Chance Soloist
 Budday, Jurgen