Handel: Nabal / Martini, Macleod, Boog, Schoch, et al (CD) ~ Handel Cover Art

Nabal (CD)

By: Handel


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DISC 1 for Nabal (CD) Album By Handel Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Nabal: Part 1 - Symphonia Buy Buy  
2   Nabal: Part 1 - Recitative: Here in the Wilderness of Paran (David) Buy Buy  
3   Nabal: Part 1 - Chorus: The righteous shall be had in everlasting rememberance Buy Buy  
4   Nabal: Part 1 - Accompagnato: Have mercy on us, Lord (David) Buy Buy  
5   Nabal: Part 1 - Air: Food they ask'd (David) Buy Buy  
6   Nabal: Part 1 - Recitative: No doubt (Asaph) Buy Buy  
7   Nabal: Part 1 - Air: The Lord, our guide (Asaph) Buy Buy  
8   Nabal: Part 1 - Chorus: The Lord, our guide Buy Buy  
9   Nabal: Part 1 - Recitative: How hard the woman's fate (Abigail) Buy Buy  
10   Nabal: Part 1 - Air: Free from discord (Abigali) Buy Buy  
11   Nabal: Part 1 - Recitative: Avaunt, unpleasing wretch (Nabal) Buy Buy  
12   Nabal: Part 1 - Air: Still fill the bowl (Nabal) Buy Buy  
13   Nabal: Part 1 - Ballo and Minuet Buy Buy  
14   Nabal: Part 1 - Gavotte Buy Buy  
15   Nabal: Part 1 - Siciliana Buy Buy  
16   Nabal: Part 1 - Air: Gay and light as yonder sheep (Shepherd) Buy Buy  
17   Nabal: Part 1 - Chorus: Gay and light as yonder sheep Buy Buy  
18   Nabal: Part 1 - Recitative: 'Tis Carmel's annual holiday (Nabal) Buy Buy  
19   Nabal: Part 1 - Chorus: Happy, while we reign in pleasure Buy Buy  
20   Nabal: Part 2 - Recitative: Asaph, 'tis well advis'd (David) Buy Buy  
21   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: Great Creator (David) Buy Buy  
22   Nabal: Part 2 - Chorus: God, who in thy heav'nly hand Buy Buy  
23   Nabal: Part 2 - Recitative and Accompagnato: Thus saith my Lord (Asaph) Buy Buy  
24   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: Grateful hearts enjoy the blessing (Asaph) Buy Buy  
25   Nabal: Part 2 - Recitative: Who is this David? (Nabal) Buy Buy  
26   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: With harps new strung Buy Buy  
27   Nabal: Part 2 - Solo and Chorus: Come! Come! Live with pleasure (Shepherd) Buy Buy  
28   Nabal: Part 2 - Air and Chorus: Sing we the feast (Shepherd, Chorus) Buy Buy  
29   Nabal: Part 2 - Chorus: Crown with festal pomp the day Buy Buy  
 
DISC 2 for Nabal (CD) Album By Handel Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Nabal: Part 2 - Accompagnato: Thrice happy sheep (Abigail) Buy Buy  
2   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: Mind eternal (Abigail) Buy Buy  
3   Nabal: Part 2 - Recitative: Fly my good mistress (Shepherd, Abigail) Buy Buy  
4   Nabal: Part 2 - Accompagnato: Fell monster! (David) Buy Buy  
5   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: Fury in all thy terrors rise (David) Buy Buy  
6   Nabal: Part 2 - Accompagnato: On me, my Lord, on me (Abigali) Buy Buy  
7   Nabal: Part 2 - Air: Mercy, thou heavn'ly cherub (Abigail) Buy Buy  
8   Nabal: Part 2 - Accompagnato: Blessed be the Lord (David) Buy Buy  
9   Nabal: Part 2 - Chorus: All creatures upon God depend Buy Buy  
10   Nabal: Part 3 - Interludes Buy Buy  
11   Nabal: Part 3 - Accompagnato: Ah! Whence this sudden dread (Nabal) Buy Buy  
12   Nabal: Part 3 - Air: Oh! Who can tell the terrors? (Nabal) Buy Buy  
13   Nabal: Part 3 - Recitative: How soon the scene is chang'd (Shepherd) Buy Buy  
14   Nabal: Part 3 - Chorus: By slow degrees the wrath of God Buy Buy  
15   Nabal: Part 3 - Recitative: A messenger, my Lord (Asaph) Buy Buy  
16   Nabal: Part 3 - Air: When beauty sorrow's livery wears (Asaph) Buy Buy  
17   Nabal: Part 3 - Recitative: True is your observation (David) Buy Buy  
18   Nabal: Part 3 - Air: Lovely beauty (David) Buy Buy  
19   Nabal: Part 3 - Recitative: Behold! Thine handmaid (Abigail) Buy Buy  
20   Nabal: Part 3 - Air: Come ye smiling hours (Abigail) Buy Buy  
21   Nabal: Part 3 - Accompagnato: Guardian angels (Shepherd) Buy Buy  
22   Nabal: Part 3 - Duet: Thrice happy pair (Shepherd, Asaph) Buy Buy  
23   Nabal: Part 3 - Solo and Chorus: Still caressing (Shepherd, Chorus) Buy Buy  
24   Nabal: Part 3 - Recitative: In praise, to great Jehovah (Abigail) Buy Buy  
25   Nabal: Part 3 - Duet: Thoughts sublime (Abigail, David) Buy Buy  

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An enjoyable glimpse into a long-defunct genre, Nabal is a pastiche oratorio (or pasticcio) first performed in 1764, some five years after Handel''s death. The work was compiled from Handel''s music by John Christopher Smith, son of Handel''s principal copyist, who inherited the composer''s scores in manuscript from his father. Continuing the Handel connection, the libretto is by his old collaborator, Thomas Morell.

The story is another in the then-popular tales from the Old Testament tradition, this time concerning Nabal, a wealthy but mean-spirited old buffer who spurns David when he is in exile from the court of Saul. Nabal''s wife Abigail, however, pledges her loyalty to the future king, and when Nabal gets wind of this he promptly dies, leaving Abigail free to become one of David''s wives. The music is drawn from a broad and eclectic cross section of operas, oratorios, anthems, and cantatas, with the addition of recitatives attributed to Smith and some tantalizing musical settings simply referred to in the booklet as "source unknown."

In this live concert, recorded during June 2000, the five soloists, who share the arias fairly equally, all do good service. But the chorus lacks a little fire and could be more disciplined, and the same goes for the period-instrument Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Joachim Carlos Martini maintains a brisk pace that helps disguise some of the scrappy sections, however, and the result, if hardly essential, is a curiosity that seasoned Handelians will want to investigate. --Mark Walker



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