Jon Wickers, Joan Carlyle, Lauris Elms, Joseph Rouleau, James P DTITLE=ease, Joan Sutherland - Handel - Samson (Disc 1) Year: 1959 Genre: Oratorio 01. Raymond Leppard - SAMSON, oratorio in three acts, HWV 57 [abri 01. dged] - ACT ONE. Overture 02. Raymond Leppard - Chorus: 'Awake the trumpet's lofty sound!' 03. Raymond Leppard - Air (Israelite Woman): 'Ye men of Gaza, hith 03. er bring' - Chorus: 'Awake the trumpet's lofty sound!' 04. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Samson): 'Why by an angel was my 04. birth foretold' 05. Raymond Leppard - Air (Samson): 'Total eclipse! No sun, no moo 05. n!' 06. Raymond Leppard - Chorus: 'O first created beam! And thou grea 06. t word!' 07. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Manoah, Micah): 'Brethren and me 07. n of Dan, say, where is my son' 08. Raymond Leppard - Air (Manoah): 'To sorrows now I tune my song 08. ' 09. Raymond Leppard - Recitative & Accompagnato (Samson): 'Justly 09. these evils have befall'n thy son' 10. Raymond Leppard - Air (Samson): 'Why does the God of Israel sl 10. eep?' 11. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Manoah, Samson): 'For thee, my 11. dearest son, must thou meanwhile' 12. Raymond Leppard - Air (Micah): 'Then long eternity shall gree 12. t your bliss' 13. Raymond Leppard - Air (Micah): 'Joys that are pure, sincerely 13. good' 14. Raymond Leppard - Chorus: 'Then round about the starry throne 14. ' 15. Raymond Leppard - ACT TWO. Air (Micah) and Chorus: 'Return, O 15. God of hosts!' ... 'To dust his glory they would tread' 16. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Micah, Samson): 'But who is thi 16. s, that so bedeck'd and gay' 17. Raymond Leppard - Air (Israelite Woman): 'With plaintive note 17. s and am'rous moan' 18. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Samson): 'Did love constrain th 18. ee?' 19. Raymond Leppard - Air (Samson): 'Your charms to ruin led the 19. way' 20. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Dalila): 'Forgive what's done' 21. Raymond Leppard - Duet (Dalila & Israelite Woman): 'My faith 21. and truth, O Samson, prove' 22. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Dalila, Samson): 'Let me approa 22. ch, at least, and touch thy hand' 23. Raymond Leppard - Duet (Dalila & Samson): 'Traitor to love! I 23. 'll sue no more' 24. Raymond Leppard - Recitative (Micah, Samson, Harapha): 'She's 24. gone! A serpent manifest' 25. Raymond Leppard - Air (Harapha): 'Honour and arms scorn such 25. a foe'