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English Oratorio Handel’s Saul Background 0. Old Testament story of Saul popular in England 1. Charles Jennens had given him the libretto as early as 1735 2. Handel finished the score in September 1738 3. First performance in 1739 as part of a mixed Italian and English season at the King’s Theatre Roles in Act 3 0. Saul – bass 1.
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Unformatted text preview: Witch of Endor tenor 2. Samuel bass 3. David alto 4. Amalekite tenor 5. High Priest tenor 6. Merab soprano Terms for Act 3 of Saul 7. Musical language of the French overture 8. Accompanied recitative (accompagnato) 9. Dry recitative (secco) 10. Bassoon 11. Transverse flutes 12. elegy 2...
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