HANDEL, F.G.: Saul (Varcoe, Argenta, Reviol, Chance, Le Brocq, Berner, Balbach, Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Budday)

 CHARLES JENNENS
     
 Saul, HWV 53  
1 Symphony: Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro 9:00
2 Act I Scene 1: How excellent Thy name, O Lord (Chorus) 3:03
3 Act I Scene 1: Air: An Infant rais'd by thy Command (Soprano) 1:57
4 Act I Scene 1: Trio: Along the Monster Atheist strode (Chorus) 1:04
5 Act I Scene 1: The Youth inspir'd by Thee, O Lord (Chorus) 2:00
6 Act I Scene 1: How excellent thy name, O Lord (Chorus) 2:28
7 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: He comes! - Air: O God-like Youth! (Michal) 3:24
8 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Behold, O King… Young Man… The Son of Jesse (Abner, Saul, David) 0:55
9 Act I Scene 2: Air: O King, your Favours with Delight (David) 5:21
10 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: O early Piety! (Jonathan) - Air: What abject Thoughts a Prince can have (Merab) 2:50
11 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Yet think with whom this Honour you bestow (Merab) - Air: Birth and Fortune I despise! (Jonathan) 5:27
12 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Thou, Merab, first in Birth (Saul) - Air: My Soul rejects the Thought with scorn (Merab) 1:44
13 Act I Scene 2: Air: See with what a scornful Air - Air: Ah, lovely Youth! (Michal) 1:58
14 Act I Scene 3: Symphony: Andante allegro - Recitative: Already see the Daughters of the Land (Michal) 1:35
15 Act I Scene 3: Welcome, welcome, mighty King! (Chorus) 1:48
16 Act I Scene 3: Accompagnato: What do I hear? (Saul) - David his Ten Thousands slew (Chorus) 1:03
17 Act I Scene 3: Accompagnato: To him Ten Thousands! - Air: With Rage I shall burst his Praises to hear! (Saul) 1:46
18 Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Imprudent Women!… 'Tis but his old Disease (Jonathan, Michal) 0:50
19 Act I Scene 4: Air: Fell Rage and black Despair possest (Michal) 2:43
20 Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Rack'd with Infernal Pains (Abner) - Air: O Lord, whose Mercies numberless (David) 4:53
21 Act I Scene 5: Symphony (Arpa): Largo 1:48
22 Act I Scene 5: Recitative: 'Tis all in vain (Jonathan) - Air: A Serpent, in my Bosom warm'd (Saul) 2:32
23 Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Has he escap'd my Rage? (Saul) - Air: Capricious Man, in Humour lost (Merab) 4:08
24 Act I Scene 6: Accompagnato: O Filial Piety! (Jonathan) 1:55
25 Act I Scene 6: Air: No, cruel Father, no (Jonathan) 1:34
26 Act I Scene 6: Air: O Lord, whose Providence (High Priest) 1:49
27 Act I Scene 6: Preserve him for the Glory of thy Name (Chorus) 2:43
28 Act II Scene 1: Envy! Eldest-born of Hell! (Chorus) 2:37
29 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ah, dearest Friend - Air: But sooner Jordan's Stream, I swear (Jonathan) 2:57
1 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: My Father comes (Jonathan) 0:21
2 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Hast thou obey'd my orders… Alas, my Father! (Saul, Jonathan) - Air: Sin not, O King, against the Youth (Jonathan) 3:11
3 Act II Scene 3: Air: As Great Jehovah lives, I swear (Saul) 1:40
4 Act II Scene 3: Air: From Cities storm'd, and Battles won (Jonathan) 2:20
5 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Appear, my Friend… No more imagine Danger (Jonathan, Saul) - Air: Your words, O King, my Loyal Heart (David) 1:41
6 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Yes, he shall wed my Daughter! (Saul) 0:31
7 Act II Scene 5: Recitative: A Father's Will has authoriz'd my Love (Michal) - Duet: O Fairest of ten thousand fair (Michal, David) 2:15
8 Act II Scene 5: Is there a Man, who all his Ways Directs (Chorus) 1:23
9 Act II Scene 5: Symphony: Largo - Allegro 3:35
10 Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Thy Father is as cruel, and as false (David) - Duet: At Persecution I can laugh (David, Michal) 2:02
11 Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Whom dost thou seek?… I seek for David (Michal, Doeg) - Air: No, no, let the Guilty tremble (Michal) 2:22
12 Act II Scene 8: Recitative: Mean as he was, he is my Brother now (Merab) 0:48
13 Act II Scene 8: Air: Author of Peace, who canst controll (Merab) 3:09
14 Act II Scene 9: Symphony: Allegro 1:16
15 Act II Scene 9: Accompagnato: The Time at length is come (Saul) 0:43
16 Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Where is the Son of Jesse?… He earnestly asked Leave (Saul, Jonathan) 1:03
17 Act II Scene 10: O fatal Consequence (Chorus) 4:39
18 Act III Scene 1: Accompagnato: Wretch that I am! (Saul) 2:47
19 Act III Scene 1: Recitative and Accompagnato: 'Tis said, here lives a Woman (Saul) 0:51
20 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: With me what would'st thou?… I wou'd (Witch of Endor, Saul) 0:43
21 Act III Scene 2: Air: Infernal Spirits, by wose Pow'r (Witch of Endor) 1:48
22 Act III Scene 3: Accompagnato: Why hast thou force'd me from the Realm of Peace… O holy Prophet, holy Prophet! (Samuel, Saul) 3:37
23 Act III Scene 3: Symphony: Allegro 0:39
24 Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Whence com'st thou?… Out of the Camp of Israel (David, Amalekite) 1:22
25 Act III Scene 4: Air: Impious Wretch, of Race accurst! (David) 2:14
26 Act III Scene 5: March: Grave - Largo e staccato 4:00
27 Act III Scene 5: Mourn, Israel, mourn thy Beauty lost (Chorus) 4:47
28 Act III Scene 5: Air: From this unhappy Day (Merab) 3:09
29 Act III Scene 5: Air: Brave Jonathan his Bow ne'er drew (David) 2:41
30 Act III Scene 5: Eagles were not so swift as they (Chorus) 0:22
31 Act III Scene 5: Air: In sweetest Harmony they liv'd (Michal) 4:50
32 Act III Scene 5: O fatal Day! How low the Mighty lie! (David, Chorus) 5:14
33 Act III Scene 5: Air: Ye men of Judah, weep no more (High Priest) 0:32
34 Act III Scene 5: Gird on thy Sword, thou Man of Might (Chorus) 5:51
     
 Nancy Argenta Soloist
 Budday, Jurgen