Renowned for their Handel interpretations, Harry Christophers and his award-winning choir, The Sixteen, add to their glittering catalogue of Handel discs with this new recording of Saul.
In his Biblical oratorio, Saul, Handel wrote an epic work of great and noble drama, and of thrilling musical inventiveness. He gifted singers with roles of vivid characterisation and the soloists on this disc are some of the finest Handelian interpreters of today including Christopher Purves, a baritone whose talent for dramatic realisation is matched by superb musical craftsmanship, and Sarah Connolly, whose intensely radiant performance of David on this CD confirms her status as one of our most sought-after Handel performers. Robert Murray, Elizabeth Atherton and Joélle Harvey along with The Sixteen regulars, Mark Dobell, Jeremy Budd and Stuart Young, complete the stellar line-up of soloists on this new recording.
ArtistsChristopher Purves bass Saul
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano David
Robert Murray tenor Jonathan
Elizabeth Atherton soprano Merab
Joélle Harvey soprano Michal
Mark Dobell tenor High Priest
Jeremy Budd tenor Witch of Endor
Stuart Young bass Ghost of Samuel
Eamonn Dougan baritone Abner
Ben Davies bass Doeg
Tom Raskin tenor Amalekite
Track ListingCDs 1-3
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 2hrs 42mins