In guilty night

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Henry Purcell

In guilty night

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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

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