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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Opera seria in three acts.

Dead march Elegy on the death of Saul and Jonathan Welcome all who Conquest bring! For greater is Jehovah’s Might. David and Chorus O Jonathan! Air David “Impious wretch, of race accurst! Most thyself thou dost torment. His jealousy of his son-in-law David led the latter to take refuge and even to serve the Philistine King of Gath, as Saul mounted expeditions against him.

Elegy on Death of Saul and Jonathan.


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In God’s Protection safe. Begg’d me to finish his imperfect Work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It includes an organ part and trombones alternating with flutesoboes and quiet timpani. What Language can my Grief express? If Virtue in that Dress appear. Archived from the original sauk 24 September Alive, or dead, he must be brought to Saul. I know, he’ll do his best. Already in Handel’s own lifetime, choral societies were formed in the English provinces with the aim of performing works of Handel and others [9] and Saul was performed with a fair degree of regularity by choral societies in London hancel elsewhere in Britain through the 19th century.

What Course to take. We owe our Safety, Peace and Liberty.

Ev’n my own Courage fails me! Hast thou obey’d my Orders, and destroy’d. Another daughter of the King, Michal, however, loves David.

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Thy Patience cannot fail: Did I not foretel thy Fate. In Sickness or in Health. On David, whom thou hatest for his Virtue. I seek for David; and am sent by Saul.


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The healing Sounds dispel his Cares. How shall I reconcile you? How low the Mighty lie!

No Fear my Soul can move. Saul is composed for soloists and chorus, two flutes, two oboes, two trumpets, three trombones, kettledrums, organ, harp, continuo instruments, and strings. Also of note in that letter is the fact that although Handel’s London seasons of Italian opera had not been drawing the waul they had in hwndel years, Jennens makes an incidental remark that the composer was very wealthy “overstock’d with money”.

He goes to consult a witch, who calls up the ghost of Samuel.