HANDEL, G.F.: Jephtha [Oratorio] (Biondi)

 THOMAS MORELL
   
   
     
 Jephtha, HWV 70  
1 Overture 5:03
2 Menuet 1:23
3 Act I Scene 1: Accompagnato: It must be so, or these vile Ammonites (Zebul) 1:37
4 Act I Scene 1: Air: Pour forth no more unheeded prayr's (Zebul) 4:56
5 Act I Scene 1: No more to Ammon's god and king (Chorus) 3:06
6 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: But Jephtha comes (Zebul, Jephtha) 0:56
7 Act I Scene 2: Air: Virtue my soul shall still embrace (Jephtha) 4:01
8 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Twill be a painful separation, Jephtha (Storge) 0:33
9 Act I Scene 2: Air: In gentle murmurs will I mourn (Storge) 4:30
10 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Happy this embassy, my charming Iphis (Hamor) 0:46
11 Act I Scene 3: Air: Dull delay, in piercing anguish (Hamor) 2:37
12 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Ill suits the voice of love (Iphis) 0:29
13 Act I Scene 3: Air: Take the heart you fondly gave (Iphis) 3:08
14 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: I go, my soul, inspir'd by thy command (Hamor) 0:27
15 Act I Scene 3: Duet: These labours past, how happy we (Iphis, Hamor) 4:25
16 Act I Scene 4: Recitative: What mean these doubtful fancies of the brain? (Jephtha) 2:23
17 Act I Scene 4: O God, behold our sore distress (Chorus) 4:49
18 Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Some dire event hangs o'er our heads (Storge) 0:31
19 Act I Scene 5: Air: Scenes of horror, scenes of woe (Storge) 3:57
20 Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Say, my dear mother, whence these piercing cries (Iphis, Storge) 0:55
21 Act I Scene 6: Air: The smiling dawn of happy days (Iphis) 2:00
22 Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Such, Jephtha, was the haughty king's reply (Zebul, Jephtha) 0:36
23 Act I Scene 7: When his loud voice in thunder spoke (Chorus) 4:04
24 Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Glad tidings of great joy to thee, dear Iphis (Hamor) 1:20
25 Act II Scene 1: Cherub and Seraphim, unbodied forms (Chorus) 3:34
26 Act II Scene 1: Air: Up the dreadful steep ascending (Hamor) 4:56
27 Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Tis well. Haste, haste, ye maidens (Iphis) 0:23
28 Act II Scene 1: Air: Tune the soft melodious lute (Iphis) 3:36
29 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Heav'n smiles once more on his repentant people (Jephtha) 0:41
30 Act II Scene 2: Air: His mighty arm, with sudden blow (Jephtha) 5:19
31 Act II Scene 2: In glory high, in might serene (Chorus) 2:48
   
   
   
1 Act II Scene 3: Symphony 0:46
2 Act II Scene 3: Hail, glorious conqueror! (Iphis) 0:24
3 Act II Scene 3: Air and Chorus: Welcome, as the cheerful light … Welcome thou, whose deeds conspire (Iphis, Chorus) 2:04
4 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Horror! Confusion! (Jephtha) 0:28
5 Act II Scene 3: Air: Open thy marble jaws, O tomb (Jephtha) 3:08
6 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Why is my brother thus afflicted? (Zebul, Jephtha) 1:13
7 Act II Scene 3: Accompagnato and Arioso: First perish thou, and perish all the world! - Let other creatures (Storge) 2:07
8 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: If such thy cruel purpose, lo, your friend (Hamor) 0:25
9 Act II Scene 3: Air: On me let blind mistaken zeal (Hamor) 1:54
10 Act II Scene 3: Quartet: O spare your daughter! (Storge, Hamor, Jephtha, Zebul) 1:58
11 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Such news flies swift (Iphis) 1:28
12 Act II Scene 4: Air: Happy they! (Iphis) 3:06
13 Act II Scene 4: Accompagnato: Deeper and deeper still, thy goodness, child (Jephtha) 3:02
14 Act II Scene 4: How dark, O Lord, are thy decrees! (Chorus) 8:31
15 Act III Scene 1: Arioso: Hide thou thy hated beams (Jephtha) 2:21
16 Act III Scene 1: Air: Waft her, angels, through the skies (Jephtha) 4:32
17 Act III Scene 1: Accompagnato: Ye sacred priests, whose hands ne’er yet were stain'd (Iphis) 0:39
18 Act III Scene 1: Air: Farewell, ye limpid springs and floods (Iphis) 5:25
19 Act III Scene 1: Doubtful fear and reverend awe (Chorus) 3:16
20 Act III Scene 1: Symphony 1:15
21 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Rise, Jephtha, and ye rev’rend priests, withhold (Angel) 1:15
22 Act III Scene 1: Air: Happy, Iphis, shalt thou live (Angel) 4:00
23 Act III Scene 1: Arioso: For ever blessed be Thy holy name (Jephtha) 1:00
24 Act III Scene 1: Theme sublime of endless praise (Chorus) 4:00
25 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Let me congratulate, this happy turn (Zebul) 0:32
26 Act III Scene 2: Air: Laud her, all ye virgin train (Zebul) 2:05
27 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: O let me fold thee in a mother's arms (Storge) 0:19
28 Act III Scene 2: Air: Sweet as sight to the blind (Storge) 2:09
29 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: With transport, Iphis, I behold thy safety (Hamor) 0:32
30 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: With transport… - Aria: 'Tis Heaven's all ruling power… (Hamor) 4:51
31 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: My faithful Hamor, may that Providence (Iphis) 0:23
32 Act III Scene 2: Quintet: All that is in Hamor mine (Iphis, Hamor, Storge, Jephtha, Zebul) 3:46
33 Act III Scene 2: Ye house of Gilead, with one voice (Chorus) 3:58
34 Applause 0:47
     
 James Gilchrist Soloist
 Biondi, Fabio