In guilty night

Image for work

Henry Purcell

In guilty night


About this work...

The anonymous text of this song tells the story of Saul immediately before the Battle of Gilboa. Saul fears he will be defeated, and he has a witch call up the spirit of Samuel to tell him his fate. Purcell wrote for this text a complete dramatic scena in an operatic style. Though only nine minutes long, a complete dra... read more