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David & Jonathan

by Charpentier

Charpentier's David & Jonathan is a dark and moody piece; a study in psychology. 

Our three excerpts illustrate the different character of various parts of this incredible work. 

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  • 7:12
    Jonathan (Sara Macliver) sings of her suffering in being torn between her duty to her father King Saul, and her friend and lover David. Sara Macliver, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.
  • 6:34
    The Witch of Endor (Paul McMahon) summons the powers of darkness and the ghost of Samuel to foretell Saul's future. Paul McMahon, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.
  • 0:46
    In contrast to the gloom and doom of the opera, this jaunty Rigaudon shows the colours and delights of French baroque. Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.