Tracklist

Hybrid SACD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Saul: Symphony: Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Andante larghetto
George Frideric Handel 8:00
2 Saul: Act I, Scene 1. No. 1 "How excellent Thy name, o Lord"
George Frideric Handel 2:37
3 Saul: Act I, Scene 1. No. 2 "An infant raised by thy command" / No. 3 "Along the monster atheist strode"
George Frideric Handel 2:09
4 Saul: Act I, Scene 1. No. 4 "The youth inspired by Thee, o Lord" / No. 5 "How excellent Thy name, o Lord"
George Frideric Handel 3:56
5 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. Nos. 6 & 7. "He comes, he comes!" / "O God-like youth!" / No. 8 "Behold, o King, the brave, victorious youth"
George Frideric Handel 3:38
6 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 9 "O king, your favours with delight" / No. 10 "Oh early piety!"
George Frideric Handel 5:22
7 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 11 "What abject thoughts a prince can have!" / No. 12 "Yet think, on whom this honour you bestow"
George Frideric Handel 2:14
8 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 13 "Birth and fortune I despise!"
George Frideric Handel 4:57
9 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 14 "Go on, illustrious pair!" / No. 15 "While yet thy tide of blood runs high"
George Frideric Handel 2:45
10 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 16 "Thou, Merab, first in birth, be first in honour" / No. 17 "My soul rejects the thought with scorn" / No. 18 "See, with what a scornful air" / No. 19 "Ah, lovely youth, wast thou designed"
George Frideric Handel 3:20
11 Saul: Act I, Scene 2. No. 20 Symphony: Andante allegro / No. 21 "Already see the daughters of the land" / Scene 3. No. 22 "Welcome, welcome, mighty king!"
George Frideric Handel 2:47
12 Saul: Act I, Scene 3. No. 23 "What do I hear?" / No. 24 "David his ten thousands slew" / No. 25 "To him ten thousands" / No. 26 "With rage I shall start burst his praises to hear"
George Frideric Handel 2:18
13 Saul: Act I, Scene 4. No. 27 "Imprudent women!" / No. 28 "Fell rage and black despair possessed"
George Frideric Handel 2:59
14 Saul: Act I, Scene 4. No. 29 "This but the smallest part of Harmony" / No. 30 "By thee this universal frame"
George Frideric Handel 2:47
15 Saul: Act I, Scene 5. No. 31 "Racked with infernal pains" / No. 32 "O Lord, whose mercies numberless"
George Frideric Handel 3:52
16 Saul: Act I, Scene 5. No. 33 Symphony: Largo / No. 34 "'Tis all in vain, his fury still continues"
George Frideric Handel 2:15
17 Saul: Act I, Scene 5. No. 35 "A serpent in my bosom warmed" / No. 36 "Has he escaped my rage?"
George Frideric Handel 2:22
18 Saul: Act I, Scene 5. No. 37 "Capricious man"
George Frideric Handel 3:38
19 Saul: Act I, Scene 6. No. 38 "O filial piety!" / No. 39 "No, cruel father, no!"
George Frideric Handel 3:00
20 Saul: Act I, Scene 6. No. 40 "O Lord, whose providence" / No. 41 "Preserve him for the glory of Thy name"
George Frideric Handel 3:37
21 Saul: Act II, Scene 1. No. 42 "Envy! Eldest born of hell!"
George Frideric Handel 2:48
22 Saul: Act II, Scene 2. No. 43 "Ah! dearest friend" / No. 44 "But sooner Jordan' stream, I swear"
George Frideric Handel 2:36
23 Saul: Act II, Scene 2. No. 45 "Oh strange vicissitude!" / No. 46 "Such haughty beauties rather move"
George Frideric Handel 5:08
Hybrid SACD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Saul: Act II, Scene 2. No. 47 "My father comes" / Scene 3. No. 48 "Hast thou obeyed my orders"
George Frideric Handel 0:43
2 Saul: Act II, Scene 3. No. 49 "Sin not, o king, against the youth" / No. 50 "As great Jehovah lives" / No. 51 "From cities stormed, and battles won"
George Frideric Handel 4:55
3 Saul: Act II, Scene 4. No. 52 "Appear, my friend" / No. 53 "Your words, o king, my loyal heart" / No. 54 "Yes, he shall wed my daughter!"
George Frideric Handel 1:49
4 Saul: Act II, Scene 5. No. 55 "A father's will has authorised my love" / No. 56 "O fairest of ten thousand fair" / No. 57 "Is there a man"
George Frideric Handel 4:19
5 Saul: Act II, Scene 5. No. 58 Symphony: Largo - Allegro
George Frideric Handel 4:35
6 Saul: Act II, Scene 6. No. 59 "Thy father is as cruel" / No. 60 "At persecution I can laugh"
George Frideric Handel 1:37
7 Saul: Act II, Scene 7. No. 61 "Whom dost thou seek" / No. 62 "No, no let the guilty tremble"
George Frideric Handel 2:14
8 Saul: Act II, Scene 8. No. 63 "Mean as he was, he is my brother now" / No. 64 "Author of peace, who canst controul"
George Frideric Handel 3:33
9 Saul: Act II, Scene 9. No. 65 Symphony: Allegro
George Frideric Handel 1:06
10 Saul: Act II, Scene 9. No. 66 "The time at length is come" / Scene 10. No. 67 "Where is the son of Jesse?"
George Frideric Handel 1:30
11 Saul: Act II, Scene 10. No. 68 "O fatal consequence of Rage"
George Frideric Handel 4:46
12 Saul: Act III, Scene 1. No. 69 "Wretch that I am" / No. 70 "'Tis said, here lives a woman"
George Frideric Handel 3:15
13 Saul: Act III, Scene 2. No. 71 "With me what would'st thou" / No. 72 "Infernal spirits"
George Frideric Handel 2:50
14 Saul: Act III, Scene 3. No. 73 "Why hast thou forced me from the realms of peace"
George Frideric Handel 2:42
15 Saul: Act III, Scene 3. No. 74 Symphony: Allegro
George Frideric Handel 0:34
16 Saul: Act III, Scene 4. No. 75 "Whence comest thou?" / No. 76 "Impious wretch, of race accurst!"
George Frideric Handel 2:53
17 Saul: Act III, Scene 4. No. 77 March: Grave
George Frideric Handel 3:03
18 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 78 "Mourn, Israel"
George Frideric Handel 3:27
19 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 79 "Oh let it not in Gath be heard"
George Frideric Handel 2:07
20 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 80 "From this unhappy day"
George Frideric Handel 2:39
21 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 81 "Brave Jonathan his bow never drew" / No. 82 "Eagles were not so swift as they"
George Frideric Handel 2:10
22 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 83 "In sweetest harmony they lived!" / No. 84 "O fatal day!" / No. 85 "Ye men of Judah, weep no more!"
George Frideric Handel 9:07
23 Saul: Act III, Scene 5. No. 86 "Gird on thy sword, thou man of might"
George Frideric Handel 5:01

Credits

Hybrid SACD 1

bass-baritone vocals:
Gidon Saks (2004-11) (tracks 5, 10, 12, 17)
choir vocals:
RIAS Kammerchor (2004-11) (tracks 2, 4, 11–12, 20–21)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1738) (tracks 1–3, 3–4, 4–5, 5, 5–6, 6–7, 7–9, 9–10, 10, 10, 10–11, 11, 11–12, 12, 12, 12–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15–16, 16–17, 17–19, 19–20, 20–22, 22–23, 23)
conductor:
René Jacobs (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
countertenor vocals:
Lawrence Zazzo (2004-11) (tracks 5–6, 15, 23)
librettist:
Charles Jennens (tracks 2–3, 3–4, 4–5, 5, 5–6, 6–7, 7–9, 9–10, 10, 10, 10–11, 11–12, 12, 12, 12–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15–17, 17–19, 19–20, 20–22, 22–23, 23)
orchestra:
Concerto Köln (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
soprano vocals:
Emma Bell (2004-11) (tracks 7, 10, 18)
Rosemary Joshua (2004-11) (tracks 5, 10–11, 13)
tenor vocals:
Finnur Bjarnason (2004-11) (tracks 5, 15)
Jeremy Ovenden (2004-11) (tracks 6, 8, 13, 16, 19, 22–23)
Michael Slattery (tenor) (2004-11) (tracks 9, 14, 20)
recorded at:
Teldex Studio (Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
part of:
Saul, HWV 53 (track 1)
Saul, HWV 53: Act II (tracks 21–22, 22–23, 23)
Saul, HWV 53: Act I (tracks 2–3, 3–4, 4–5, 5, 5–6, 6–7, 7–9, 9–10, 10, 10, 10–11, 11, 11–12, 12, 12, 12–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15–16, 16–17, 17–19, 19–20, 20)
parts:
Saul, HWV 53: Symphony: I. Allegro (movement) (track 1)
recording of:
Saul, HWV 53: Symphony (2004-11) (track 1)

Hybrid SACD 2

baritone vocals:
Henry Waddington (2004-11) (tracks 7, 14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Gidon Saks (2004-11) (tracks 1–3, 10, 12–14)
choir vocals:
RIAS Kammerchor (2004-11) (tracks 4, 11, 18, 21–23)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1738) (tracks 1, 1–2, 2–3, 3, 3–4, 4, 4–6, 6–7, 7–8, 8–10, 10–12, 12–13, 13–16, 16–21, 21–22, 22, 22–23)
conductor:
René Jacobs (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
countertenor vocals:
Lawrence Zazzo (2004-11) (tracks 3–4, 6, 16, 21–22)
librettist:
Charles Jennens (tracks 1, 1–2, 2, 2–3, 3, 3–4, 4, 4, 6, 6–7, 7–8, 8, 10, 10–12, 12–13, 13–14, 16, 16, 18–21, 21–22, 22, 22–23)
lyricist:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1738) (track 2)
orchestra:
Concerto Köln (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
soprano vocals:
Emma Bell (2004-11) (tracks 8, 20)
Rosemary Joshua (2004-11) (tracks 4, 6–7, 22)
tenor vocals:
Finnur Bjarnason (2004-11) (tracks 16, 22)
Jeremy Ovenden (2004-11) (tracks 1–3, 10)
Michael Slattery (tenor) (2004-11) (tracks 13, 19)
recorded at:
Teldex Studio (Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (2004-11) (tracks 1–23)
arrangements:
Dead March from Saul (for organ, Cunningham Woods) (track 17)
part of:
Saul, HWV 53: Act III (tracks 12, 12–13, 13–16, 16–21, 21–22, 22, 22–23)
Saul, HWV 53: Act II (tracks 1, 1–2, 2, 2–3, 3, 3–4, 4, 4–6, 6–7, 7–8, 8–10, 10–11)
recording of:

Release

ASIN: UK: B000A169OK [info]