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HANDEL: Samson, HWV 57


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Disc 1

Samson, HWV 57- 03:24:07
1 Overture 00:07:46
2 Act I Scene 1: Recitative: This day, a solemn feast to Dagon held (Samson) 00:00:32
3 Act I Scene 1: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound! (Chorus) 00:01:54
4 Act I Scene 1: Air: Ye men of Gaza (Philistine Woman) 00:03:51
5 Act I Scene 1: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound! (Chorus) 00:00:29
6 Act I Scene 1: Air: Loud as the thunder's awful voice (Philistine Man) 00:03:07
7 Act I Scene 1: Air: Then free from sorrow, free from thrall (Philistine Woman) 00:02:34
8 Act I Scene 1: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound! (Chorus) 00:00:28
9 Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Why by an angel was my birth foretold (Samson) 00:00:52
10 Act I Scene 1: Air: Torments alas! are not confin'd (Samson) 00:03:56
11 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: O change beyond report, thought, or belief! (Micah) 00:00:56
12 Act I Scene 2: Air: O mirror of our fickle state! (Micah) 00:02:44
13 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Whom have I to complain of but myself (Samson, Micah) 00:02:36
14 Act I Scene 2: Air: Totel eclipse! (Samson) 00:03:28
15 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Since light so necessary is to life (Micah) 00:01:12
16 Act I Scene 2: Oh first created beam! (Chorus) 00:03:34
17 Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Ye see, my friends, how woes enclosed me round (Samson, Micah) 00:01:59
18 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Brethren and men of Dan, say, where is my son (Manoa, Micah) 00:00:33
19 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Oh miserable change! (Manoa) 00:00:44
20 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Oh ever failing trust in mortal strength! (Israelite Man) 00:00:15
21 Act I Scene 3: Air: God of our fathers, what is man? (Israelite Man) 00:03:00
22 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: The good we wish for, often proves our bane (Manoa) 00:01:04
23 Act I Scene 3: Air: Thy glorious deeds inspir'd my tongue (Manoa) 00:04:35
24 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Justly these evils have befall'n thy son (Samson, Manoa) 00:01:35
25 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: My griefs for this (Samson) 00:00:54
26 Act I Scene 3: Air: Why does the God of Israel sleep? (Samson) 00:04:34
27 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: These lies our hope! (Micah) 00:00:21
28 Act I Scene 3: Then shall they know (Chorus) 00:02:19
29 Act I Scene 3: Recitative: For thee, my dearest son (Manoa, Samson) 00:02:56
30 Act I Scene 3: Air: Then long eternity shall greet your bliss (Micah) 00:05:26
31 Act I Scene 3: Then round about the starry throne (Chorus) 00:02:09

Disc 2

Samson, HWV 57- 03:24:07
1 Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Despair not thus! (Manoa, Samson) 00:01:25
2 Act II Scene 1: Air: Just are the ways of God to man (Manoa) 00:03:26
3 Act II Scene 1: Recitative: My evils hopeless are! (Samson, Micah) 00:00:46
4 Act II Scene 1: Air: Return, oh God of hosts! (Micah) - To dust his glory (Micah, Chorus) 00:08:38
5 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: But who is this, that so bedeck'd and gay (Micah, Samson, Dalila) 00:03:15
6 Act II Scene 2: Air: With plaintive notes and am'rous moan (Dalila) 00:07:06
7 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Alas! Th'event was worse than I foresaw (Dalila, Samson) 00:00:54
8 Act II Scene 2: Air: Your charms to ruin led the way (Samson) 00:03:36
9 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Forgive what's done, nor think of what's past cure (Dalila) 00:00:30
10 Act II Scene 2: Duet: My faith and truth (Dalila, Virgin) - Her faith and truth (Chorus) 00:06:14
11 Act II Scene 2: Air: To fleeting pleasures make your court (Dalila) - Her faith and truth (Chorus) 00:04:53
12 Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ne'er think of that! (Samson, Dalila) 00:01:27
13 Act II Scene 2: Duet: Traitor to love! (Dalila, Samson) - Scene 3: Recitative: She's gone! (Micah, Samson) 00:01:57
14 Act II Scene 3: Air: It is not virtue, valour, wit (Micah) 00:04:12
15 Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Favour'd of Heaven is he (Samson) 00:00:22
16 Act II Scene 3: To man God's universal law (Chorus) 00:02:31
17 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: No words of peace (Micah, Harapha, Samson) 00:01:38
18 Act II Scene 4: Air: Honour and arms scorn such a foe (Harapha) 00:05:40
19 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Put on your arms (Samson) 00:00:10
20 Act II Scene 4: Air: My strength is from the living God (Samson) 00:02:53
21 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: With thee! A man condemn'd (Harapha, Samson) 00:00:41
22 Act II Scene 4: Duet: Go, baffled coward, go (Samson, Harapha) 00:02:16
23 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Here lie the proof (Micah) 00:00:46
24 Act II Scene 4: Hear, Jacob's God, Jehovah (Chorus) 00:03:14
25 Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Dagon, arise! (Harapha) 00:00:13
26 Act II Scene 4: Air: To song and dance we give the day (Philistine Man) 00:04:04
27 Act II Scene 4: To song and dance we give the day (Chorus) 00:01:57
28 Act II Scene 4: Fix'd in his everlasting seat (Dalila, Samson, Harapha, Manoa, Chorus) 00:03:03

Disc 3

Samson, HWV 57- 03:24:07
1 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: More trouble is behind (Micah, Samson, Harapha) 00:01:23
2 Act III Scene 1: Air: Presuming slave, to move their wrath (Harapha) 00:03:01
3 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Reflect then, Samson, matters now are strain'd (Micah, Samson) 00:00:50
4 Act III Scene 1: With thunder arm'd great God, arise! (Chorus) 00:02:55
5 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Be of good courage (Samson, Micah, Harapha) 00:02:23
6 Act III Scene 1: Air: Thus when the sun from's wat'ry bed (Samson) 00:03:54
7 Act III Scene 1: Recitative: With might endued above the sons of men (Micah) 00:00:25
8 Act III Scene 1: Air: The Holy One of Israel be thy guide (Micah) - To fame immortal go (Chorus) 00:02:22
9 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Old Manoa, with youthful steps, makes haste (Micah, Manoa) 00:00:26
10 Act III Scene 2: Air and Chorus: Great Dagon has subdued our foe (Philistine Man, Chorus) 00:04:28
11 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: What noise of joy was that? (Manoa, Micah) 00:00:47
12 Act III Scene 2: Air: How willing my paternal love (Manoa) 00:03:36
13 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Your hopes of his deliv'ry seem not vain (Micah, Manoa) - Hear us, our God! (Chorus) 00:01:57
14 Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Noise call you this? (Micah, Manoa) 00:00:40
15 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Where shall I run (Messenger, Micah, Manoa) 00:03:49
16 Act III Scene 3: Air: Ye sons of Israel, now lament (Micah) - Weep Israel (Chorus) 00:03:20
17 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Proceed we hence to find his body (Manoa) 00:00:46
18 Act III Scene 3: Dead March 00:03:06
19 Act III Scene 3: Recitative and Air: The body comes (Micah, Manoa) 00:01:10
20 Act III Scene 3: Glorious Hero, may thy grave Peace (Chorus) 00:05:12
21 Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Come! No time for lamentation now (Manoa, Micah) 00:01:02
22 Act III Scene 3: Air and Chorus: Let the bright Seraphim in burning row (Israelite Woman, Chorus) 00:06:25