This is an amazing disk, which I have listened to countless times. The arias are sung with clarity, superb diction and real feeling, and Mark Padmore captures the understated emotion of Handel's writing to perfection. The duet with Lucy Crowe is just sublime. The tracks from Samson show what a great oratorio this is (why so few full recordings?). Having been involved in two performances, it is astonishing that the aria "Your Charms to Ruin Led the Way" is so often cut. Mark, if you are reading this, a recording of the whole oratorio please?