Handel – Solomon

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Solomon
Act One
1. 5:09 Overture
Scene 1: Solomon, Zadok, priests and chorus
2. 3:18 Your harps and cymbals (chorus)
3. 4:46 Praise ye the Lord (Levite – air)
4. 4:40 With pious heart (chorus)
5. 2:58 Almighty Power (Solomon – accompagnato)
6. 4:49 Imperial Solomon (Zadok – recitative)
Sacred raptures (Zadok – air)
7. 3:30 Throughout the land (chorus)
8. 7:00 Bless’d be the Lord (Solomon – recitative)
What though I trace (Solomon – air)

Scene 2: To them the Queen
9. 0:44 And see my Queen (Solomon – recitative)
10. 4:45 Bless’d the day (Queen – air)
11. 3:58 Thou fair inhabitant of Nile (Solomon, Queen – recitative)
Welcome as the dawn of day (Queen Solomon – duet)
12. 3:22 My blooming fair (Solomon – recitative)
Haste to the cedar grove (Solomon – air)
13. 2:21 When thou art absent (Queen – recitative)
With thee th’unshelter’d moor (Queen – air)
14. 3:16 May no rash intruder (“Nightingale Chorus”) (chorus)

Act Two
Scene 1: Solomon, Zadok, Levite, chorus of priests and Israelites
15. 5:10 From the censer (chorus)
16. 5:10 Prais’d be the Lord (Solomon – recitative)
When the sun o’er yonder hills (Solomon – air)
17. 3:41 Great prince (Levite – recitative)
Thrice bless’d that wise discerning king (Levite – air)

Scene 2: To them an attendant
18. 1:53 My sovereign liege (Attendant, Solomon – recitative)

Scene 3: To them the two harlots
19. 5:35 Thou son of David (First harlot – recitative)
Words are weak (First and second harlot, Solomon – trio)
20. 3:28 What says the other (Solomon, second harlot – recitative)
Thy sentence, great king (Second harlot – air)
21. 4:23 Withhold, withhold the executing hand (First harlot – recitative)
Can I see my infant gor’d (First harlot – air)
22. 1:19 Israel attend (Solomon – accompagnato)
23. 3:58 Thrice bless’d be the king (First harlot, Solomon – duet)
24. 2:29 From the east unto the west (chorus)
25. 6:23 No more shall armed bands (First harlot – recitative)
Beneath the vine (First harlot – air)
26. 2:43 Swell, swell the full chorus (chorus)

Act Three
27. 3:01 Sinfonia (“Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”)
Solomon, Queen of Sheba, Zadok, chorus of Israelites
28. 1:25 From Arabia’s spicy shores (Queen of Sheba, Solomon – recitative)
29. 3:35 Sweep, sweep the string (Solomon – recitative)
Music spread thy voice around (Solomon and chorus)
30. 1:47 Now a different measure (Solomon and chorus)
31. 3:20 Then at once from rage remove (Solomon – recitative)
Draw the tear from hopeless love (chorus)
32. 3:40 Next the tortur’d soul release (Solomon – recitative)
Thus rolling surges rise (Solomon and chorus)
33. 0:59 Thy harmony’s divine (Queen of Sheba – recitative)
34. 3:58 Thrice happy king (Zadok – recitative)
Golden columns (Zadok – air)
35. 5:54 May peace in Salem (Queen of Sheba – recitative)
Will the sun forget to streak (Queen of Sheba – air)
36. 3:01 Adieu, fair queen (Solomon – recitative)
Ev’ry joy that wisdom knows (Queen of Sheba, Solomon – duet)
37. 4:39 Praise the Lord

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