Music composed by G. F. Handel. Libretto by Charles Jennens, based on 1 Samuel. First Performance: 16 January , King’s/Queen’s. Handel’s first English oratorio, in , was Esther, with a libretto based on Racine, Saul. In July the cancellation of the intended opera season was. Handel Saul Atto 1 Libretto – Download as Text File .txt), PDF File .pdf) or read online.
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His Life for both, and slain our Giant Foe.
Air Merab “From this unhappy day” Air David “O King, your favours with delight” Disorder lord it for a while. Whom Heav’n ordains thy Bride! O’er all thy Works prevail.
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The lirbetto libretto of Saul from credits the Davideis as the source of the contemptuous treatment of David by Princess Merab. For greater is Jehovah’s Might, And will their lawless Force restrain. Saul O holy Prophet, holy Prophet! He commands Jonathan to kill his friend, but in vain: He has had an instrument made after the manner of Tubal-cain’s, the inventor of music.
Witch Woman of Endor. Took from his Head the Crown, and from his Arms.
Now sets his Vassal on the Throne. Chorus “Preserve him for the glory of Thy name”.
Going on to an attempt to describe a trombone, an instrument she had obviously never seen, she writes: With wild Distraction on my Friend he stares. Thy Words and Actions all declare. Think you, an Evil Spirit was the Cause. And will their lawless Force restrain. The performance, linretto the event, was warmly greeted by an audience that included the Royal Family, and was repeated for five nights.
Spoil’d of thy Arms, and sunk in Infamy, how canst thou raise again thy drooping Head! Ev’ry Passion of the Soul.
The Lord hath said it: The Israelites raise their voices in magnificent thanksgiving to God, for the young warrior David has slain the Philistine giant Goliath. Music composed by Richard Strauss. The Faber Pocket Guide to Handel.
Bandel thousands praises are his due! He is welcomed by Saul, king of Israel, accompanied by his son Jonathan, his two daughters Michal and Merab, and Abner, his commander-in-chief. This but the smallest part of Harmony. David learns from an Amalekite soldier of the deaths of Saul and Jonathan at the hands of the Amalekites, and David orders the Amalekite killed. King Saul is enraged at the way David is praised.
Recitative Saul “Has he escap’d my rage? Shall teach our Youth to scorn the sordid world. Descend refreshing Rain or kindly dew.