George Frideric Handel: Semele

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  • Release Date: 7/29/2008
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313043170
  • Catalog Number: 8570431-33
  • Sales rank: 209,883


Disc 1
  1. 1–77 Semele, oratorio, HWV 58 - George Frideric Handel & William Congreve (180:39)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byJoachim Carlos Martini
    Performed byJunge Kantorei, Annette Markert, Joachim Carlos Martini, Klaus Mertens, Ralf Popken, Elisabeth Scholl, Britta Schwarz, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra, Knut Schoch, Julla Schmidt
    1. 1Act 1. Ouvertura
    2. 2Act 1. Gavotte
    3. 3Act 1. Accompagnato. Behold! Auspicious flashes rise
    4. 4Act 1. Chorus of Priests and Augurs. Lucky omens bless our rites
    5. 5Act 1. Recitativo ed Arioso. Daughter, obey
    6. 6Act 1. Accompagnato ed Aria. Ah, me! What refuge now is left me?
    7. 7Act 1. Aria. The morning lark
    8. 8Act 1. Aria. See, she blushing turns her eyes
    9. 9Act 1. Recitativo. Alas! She yields
    10. 10Act 1. Quartetto. Why dost thou thus untimely grieve
    11. 11Act 1. Chorus of Priests and Augurs. Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
    12. 12Act 1. Accompagnato. Again auspicious flashes rise
    13. 13Act 1. Recitativo. Thy aid, pronubial Juno
    14. 14Act 1. Chorus of Priests and Augurs. Cease your vows
    15. 15Act 1. Recitativo. O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne!
    16. 16Act 1. Aria. Turn, hopeless lover
    17. 17Act 1. Recitativo. She weeps!
    18. 18Act 1. Aria. Your tuneful voice
    19. 19Act 1. Recitativo. Too well I see
    20. 20Act 1. Duetto. You've undone me
    21. 21Act 1. Recitativo ed Accompagnato. Ah, wretched prince
    22. 22Act 1. Chorus of Priests and Augurs. Hail, Cadmus, hail!
    23. 23Act 1. Aria. Endless pleasure, endless love
    24. 24Act 1. Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs. Endless pleasure, endless love
    25. 25Act 2. Sinfonia
    26. 26Act 2. Recitativo. Iris, impatient of thy stay
    27. 27Act 2. Aria. There, from mortal cares retiring
    28. 28Act 2. Recitativo ed Accompagnato. No more!
    29. 29Act 2. Aria. Hence, Iris, hence away!
    30. 30Act 2. Aria. Come, Zephyrs, come
    31. 31Act 2. Aria. O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
    32. 32Act 2. Recitativo. Let me not another moment
    33. 33Act 2. Aria. Lay your doubts and fears aside
    34. 34Act 2. Recitativo. You are mortal
    35. 35Act 2. Aria. With fond desiring
    36. 36Act 2. Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs. How engaging, how endearing
    37. 37Act 2. Recitativo. Ah me!
    38. 38Act 2. Aria. I must with speed amuse her
    39. 39Act 2. Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs. Now, Love, that everlasting boy
    40. 40Act 2. Recitativo. By my command now
    41. 41Act 2. Aria. Where'er you walk
    42. 42Act 2. Recitativo. Dear sister, how was your passage hither?
    43. 43Act 2. Aria. But hark!
    44. 44Act 2. Accompagnato ed Arioso. Prepare then, ye immortal choir
    45. 45Act 2. Chorus of Nymphs and Swains. Bless the glad earth
    46. 46Act 3. Sinfonia
    47. 47Act 3. Accompagnato. Somnus, awake!
    48. 48Act 3. Aria. Leave me, loathsome light!
    49. 49Act 3. Recitativo. Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall
    50. 50Act 3. Aria. More sweet is that name
    51. 51Act 3. Recitativo. My will obey
    52. 52Act 3. Duetto. Obey my will
    53. 53Act 3. Aria. My racking thoughts
    54. 54Act 3. Recitativo. Thus ship'd like Ino
    55. 55Act 3. Accompagnato. Behold in this mirror
    56. 56Act 3. Recitativo. O ecstasy of happiness!
    57. 57Act 3. Aria. Myself I shall adore
    58. 58Act 3. Recitativo. Be wise, as you are beautiful
    59. 59Act 3. Accompagnato. Conjure him by his oath
    60. 60Act 3. Aria. Thus let my thanks be pay'd
    61. 61Act 3. Recitativo. Rich odours fill the fragrant air
    62. 62Act 3. Aria. Come to my arms, my lovely fair
    63. 63Act 3. Recitativo ed Arioso. O Semele! Why art thou thus insensible?
    64. 64Act 3. Recitativo ed Accompagnato. Speak, speak your desire
    65. 65Act 3. Aria. Ah! Take heed what you press!
    66. 66Act 3. Aria. No, no, I'll take no less
    67. 67Act 3. Accompagnato. Ah, whither is she gone!
    68. 68Act 3. Aria. Above measure is the pleasure
    69. 69Act 3. Aria. Ah me! Too late I now repent
    70. 70Act 3. Recitativo. Of my ill-boding dream
    71. 71Act 3. Chorus of Priests. O terror and astonishment!
    72. 72Act 3. Recitativo. How I was hence remov'd
    73. 73Act 3. Aria. Despair no more shall wound me
    74. 74Act 3. Recitativo. See from above the bellying clouds descend
    75. 75Act 3. Sinfonia
    76. 76Act 3. Accompagnato. Apollo comes, to relieve your care
    77. 77Act 3. Chorus. Happy, happy shall we be
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