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Handel - Saul

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1 Overture. [00:00]  
2 Air: An infant rais'd by Thy command. [12:49]  
3 Chorus: How excellent Thy name, O Lord. [17:24]  
4 Air: O king, your favours with delight. [24:08]  
5 Recitative: Yet think on whom this honour you bestow. [30:38]  
6 Air: My soul rejects the thought with scorn. [33:24]  
7 Symphony pour les Carillons. [36:34]  
8 Accompagnato: What do I hear? [39:32]  
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As part of the organization's ongoing efforts to bring recorded music to audiences the world over, and especially during the COVID-19 crisis, Philharmonia Baroque Productions unexpectedly releases the live audio recording of Handel's Saul, the award-winning performances from April 2019, led by Handelian expert and outgoing PBO Music Director Nicholas McGegan. With an all-star cast featuring rising star countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as David, alongside the Orchestra & Chorale, this June 5 digital-only release marks the 14th on Philharmonia's recording label, and Nicholas McGegan's final recording with the ensemble he has led for 35 years.

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