Philip Ledger - Handel: Saul; Alexander's Feast; The Choice of Hercules mp3 album

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Philip Ledger - Handel: Saul; Alexander's Feast; The Choice of Hercules mp3 album
Choral
  • Performer:
    Philip Ledger
  • Title:
    Handel: Saul; Alexander's Feast; The Choice of Hercules
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    Choral
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Philip Ledger - Handel: Saul; Alexander's Feast; The Choice of Hercules mp3 album

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Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Saul, oratorio, HWV 53
1 Act 1. Sinfonia. Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Andante larghetto Philip Ledger 12:53
2 Act 1. Chorus. How excellent thy name, oh Lord Philip Ledger 3:17
3 Act 1. Aria. An infant rais'd by thy command Philip Ledger 1:27
4 Act 1. Chorus. Along the monster atheist strode Philip Ledger 1:13
5 Act 1. Chorus. The youth inspir'd by Thee, oh Lord Philip Ledger 3:25
6 Act 1. Chorus. Hallelujah Philip Ledger 2:04
7 Act 1. Recitativo. He comes, he comes! Philip Ledger 0:05
8 Act 1. Aria. Oh god-like youth! Philip Ledger 3:22
9 Act 1. Recitativo. Behold, oh king Philip Ledger 0:58
10 Act 1. Aria. Oh king, your favours with delight Philip Ledger 6:24
11 Act 1. Aria. Recitativo. Oh early piety! Philip Ledger 0:30
12 Act 1. Aria. What abject thoughts a prince can have! Philip Ledger 2:28
13 Act 1. Recitativo. Yet think, on whom this honour you bestow Philip Ledger 0:18
14 Act 1. Aria. Birth and fortune I despise! Philip Ledger 5:10
15 Act 1. Recitativo. Thou, Merab, first in birth Philip Ledger 0:24
16 Act 1. Aria. My soul rejects the thought with scorn Philip Ledger 1:33
17 Act 1. Aria. See, see with what a scornful air Philip Ledger 1:11
18 Act 1. Ah! Lovely youth Philip Ledger 1:00
19 Act 1. Sinfonia. Andante - Allegro Philip Ledger 1:15
20 Act 1. Recitativo. Already see the daughters of the land Philip Ledger 0:22
21 Act 1. Chorus. Welcome, welcome, mighty king! Philip Ledger 1:42
22 Act 1. Accompagnato. What do I hear? Philip Ledger 0:23
23 Act 1. Chorus. David his ten thousands slew Philip Ledger 0:38
24 Act 1. Accompagnato. To him ten thousands Philip Ledger 0:14
25 Act 1. Aria. With rage I shall burst Philip Ledger 1:23
26 Act 1. Recitativo. Imprudent women! Philip Ledger 0:56
27 Act 1. Aria. Fell rage and black despair possess'd Philip Ledger 3:24
28 Act 1. Recitativo. Rack'd with infernal pains Philip Ledger 0:20
29 Act 1. Aria. O Lord, whose mercies numberless Philip Ledger 4:01
30 Act 1. Sinfonia (harp solo) Philip Ledger 1:48
31 Act 1. Recitativo. 'Tis all in vain Philip Ledger 0:23
32 Act 1. Aria. A serpent, in my bosom warm'd Philip Ledger 2:09
33 Act 1. Recitativo. Has he escap'd my rage? Philip Ledger 0:25
34 Act 1. Aria. Capricious man, in humour lost Philip Ledger 4:20
35 Act 1. Accompagnato. Oh filial piety! Oh sacred friendship! Philip Ledger 1:50
36 Act 1. Aria. No, no cruel father, no! Philip Ledger 1:48
37 Act 1. Chorus. Preserve him for the glory of thy name Philip Ledger 3:02

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Saul, oratorio, HWV 53
1 Act 2. Chorus. Envy! eldest born of hell! Philip Ledger 2:59
2 Act 2. Recitativo. Ah! dearest friend Philip Ledger 0:36
3 Act 2. Aria. But sooner Jordan's stream Philip Ledger 2:26
4 Act 2. Recitativo. Oh strange vicissitude! Philip Ledger 0:48
5 Act 2. Aria. Such haughty beauties rather move Philip Ledger 5:17
6 Act 2. Recitativo. My father comes Philip Ledger 0:14
7 Act 2. Recitativo. Hast thou obey'd my orders Philip Ledger 0:38
8 Act 2. Aria. Sin not, oh king, against the youth Philip Ledger 2:01
9 Act 2. Aria. As great Jehovah lives Philip Ledger 1:49
10 Act 2. Aria. From cities storm'd Philip Ledger 2:19
11 Act 2. Recitativo. Appear, my friend Philip Ledger 0:36
12 Act 2. Aria. Your words, oh king Philip Ledger 1:13
13 Act 2. Recitativo. Yes, he shall wed my daughter! Philip Ledger 0:29
14 Act 2. Recitativo. A father's will has authoriz'd my love Philip Ledger 0:35
15 Act 2. Duet. Oh fairest of ten thousand fair Philip Ledger 3:17
16 Act 2. Chorus. Is there a man Philip Ledger 1:50
17 Act 2. Sinfonia. Largo - Allegro Philip Ledger 5:21
18 Act 2. Recitativo. Thy father is as cruel Philip Ledger 0:35
19 Act 2. Duet. At persecution I can laugh Philip Ledger 1:30
20 Act 2. Recitativo. Whom dost thou seek? Philip Ledger 0:41
21 Act 2. Aria. No, no, let the guilty tremble Philip Ledger 2:04
22 Act 2. Sinfonia. Allegro Philip Ledger 1:23
23 Act 2. Accompagnato. The time at length is come Philip Ledger 0:39
24 Act 2. Recitativo. Where is the son of Jesse? Philip Ledger 1:13
25 Act 2. Chorus. O fatal consequence Philip Ledger 4:35

Track List - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
Saul, oratorio, HWV 53
1 Act 3. Accompagnato. Wretch that I am! Philip Ledger 2:33
2 Act 3. Recitativo. 'Tis said, here lives a woman Philip Ledger 0:55
3 Act 3. Recitativo. With me what would'st thou? Philip Ledger 0:49
4 Act 3. Aria. Infernal spirits Philip Ledger 1:54
5 Act 3. Accompagnato. Why hast thou forc'd me Philip Ledger 3:44
6 Act 3. Sinfonia. Allegro Philip Ledger 0:46
7 Act 3. Recitativo. Whence comst thou? Philip Ledger 1:06
8 Act 3. Aria. Impious wretch Philip Ledger 1:56
9 Act 3. Sinfonia. Grave (Dead March) Philip Ledger 4:08
10 Act 3. Chorus. Mourn, Israel Philip Ledger 3:32
11 Act 3. Aria. Oh let us not in Gath be heard Philip Ledger 2:48
12 Act 3. Aria. From this unhappy day Philip Ledger 2:51
13 Act 3. Aria. Brave Jonathan Philip Ledger 0:30
14 Act 3. Chorus. Eagles were not so swift as they Philip Ledger 0:25
15 Act 3. Aria. In sweetest harmony they liv'd Philip Ledger 4:28
16 Act 3. Solo & chorus. Oh fatal day! Philip Ledger 4:04
17 Act 3. Recitativo. Ye men of Judah, weep no more! Philip Ledger 0:33
18 Act 3. Chorus. Gird on they sword Philip Ledger 6:32

Track List - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
Alexander's Feast, ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 75
1 Part 1. Overture Philip Ledger 6:31
2 Part 1. Recitativo. 'Twas at the royal feast Philip Ledger 1:04
3 Part 1. Aria & chorus. Happy, happy, happy pair! Philip Ledger 4:43
4 Part 1. Recitativo. Timotheus, plac'd on high Philip Ledger 0:30
5 Part 1. Accompagnato. The song began from Jove Philip Ledger 1:02
6 Part 1. Chorus. The list'ning crowd Philip Ledger 2:02
7 Part 1. Aria. With ravish'd ears Philip Ledger 3:50
8 Part 1. Recitativo. The praise of Bacchus Philip Ledger 0:39
9 Part 1. Aria & chorus. Bacchus, ever fair and young Philip Ledger 5:03
10 Part 1. Recitativo. Sooth'd with the sound Philip Ledger 0:45
11 Part 1. Accompagnato. He chose a mournful muse Philip Ledger 1:27
12 Part 1. Aria. He sung Darius, great and good Philip Ledger 3:06
13 Part 1. Accompagnato. With downcast looks Philip Ledger 1:14
14 Part 1. Chorus. Behold Darius great and good Philip Ledger 2:38
15 Part 1. Recitativo. The mighty master, smil'd to see Philip Ledger 0:32
16 Part 1. Arioso. Softly sweet in Lydian measures Philip Ledger 3:08
17 Part 1. Aria. War, he sung, is toil and trouble Philip Ledger 4:40
18 Part 1. Chorus. The many rend the skies Philip Ledger 4:45
19 Part 1. Aria. The prince, unable to conceal his pain Philip Ledger 6:57
20 Part 1. Chorus [da capo]. The many rend the skies Philip Ledger 4:49
21 Part 2. Accompagnato & chorus. Now strike the golden lyre again Philip Ledger 8:37
22 Part 2. Aria. Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries Philip Ledger 2:03
23 Part 2. Accompagnato. Give this vengeance due Philip Ledger 1:31
24 Part 2. Aria. The princes applaud Philip Ledger 2:58

Track List - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time
Alexander's Feast, ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 75
1 Part 2. Aria & chorus. Thais led the way Philip Ledger 5:20
2 Part 2. Accompagnato & chorus. Thus, long ago Philip Ledger 5:04
3 Part 2. Recitativo. Let old Timotheus yield the prize Philip Ledger 0:30
4 Part 2. Soli & chorus. Let old Timotheus yield the prize Philip Ledger 3:54
5 Part 2. Recitativo. Your voices tune Philip Ledger 0:38
6 Part 2. Duet. Let's imitate her notes above Philip Ledger 2:48
7 Part 2. Chorus. Your voices tune and raise Philip Ledger 3:04
The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69
8 Sinfonia Philip Ledger 1:08
9 Recitativo. See, Hercules! Philip Ledger 1:48
10 Aria. Come, blooming boy Philip Ledger 1:57
11 Aria. There the brisk sparkling nectar drain Philip Ledger 2:28
12 Aria & chorus. While for thy arms Philip Ledger 2:30
13 Recitativo. Away, mistaken wretch! Philip Ledger 0:28
14 Aria. This manly youth's exalted mind Philip Ledger 6:15
15 Recitativo. Rise, youth! exalt thyself and me Philip Ledger 0:18
16 Aria. Go, assert thy heav'nly race Philip Ledger 2:43
17 Recitativo. In peace, in war Philip Ledger 0:20
18 Chorus. So shalt thou gain immortal praise Philip Ledger 2:25
19 Recitativo. Hear'st thou, what dangers Philip Ledger 0:37
20 Aria & chorus. Turn thee, youth, to joy and love Philip Ledger 2:34
21 Recitativo. Short is my way - Oh cease, enchanting siren! Philip Ledger 0:38
22 Aria. Yet can I hear that dulcet lay Philip Ledger 3:41
23 Aria. Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove Philip Ledger 2:22
24 Recitativo. Oh! whither, Reason, dost thou fly? Philip Ledger 0:15
25 Trio. Where shall I go? Philip Ledger 2:22
26 Recitativo. Mount, mount the steep ascent! Philip Ledger 0:42
27 Aria. Mount, mount the steep ascent! Philip Ledger 1:36
28 Chorus. Arise, arise! Philip Ledger 2:18
29 Recitativo. The sounds breathe fire celestial Philip Ledger 0:17
30 Aria. Lead, Goddess, lead the way! Philip Ledger 5:15
31 Chorus. Virtue will place thee Philip Ledger 5:29

Credits

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Orchestra
Thomas Allen - Baritone (Vocal)
Mark Audus - Liner Notes
Adrian Beers - Double Bass
Matthew Best - Bass (Vocal)
Dietrich Bethge - Continuo Cello
Christopher Bishop - Producer
James Bowman - Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Neville Boyling - Balance Engineer
Sally Burgess - Soprano (Vocal)
Charles Daniels - Tenor (Vocal)
Helen Donath - Soprano (Vocal)
John Dryden - Text
English Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra
Paul Esswood - Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Christopher Gillett - Tenor (Vocal)
Robert J. Gooch - Balance Engineer
Francis Grier - Harpsichord
Newburgh Hamilton - Text
Heather Harper - Soprano (Vocal)
Martyn Hill - Tenor (Vocal)
Charles Jennens - Text
King's College Choir of Cambridge - Choir/Chorus
James Lancelot - Continuo Organ
Philip Ledger - Conductor, Primary Artist
Margaret Marshall - Soprano (Vocal)
Gareth Morrell - Bass (Vocal)
Bernd Müller - Translation
Thelma Owen - Harp
Adrian Partington - Organ
Michel Roubinet - Translation
Graham Sheen - Bassoon
Robert Spencer - Theorbo
Anne Steeb - Translation
Robert Tear - Tenor (Vocal)
Thomas Trotter - Harpsichord, Organ
Charles Tunnell - Cello Obligato, Continuo Cello
Helen Watts - Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
John Willan - Producer