Handel: Semele

Handel: Semele

by John Nelson

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/1993
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028943578226
catalogNumber: 435782

Tracks

  1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58

    1. Ouverture  (09:03)
    2. Act 2. Sinfonia  (01:30)
    3. Act 3. Scene 1, Larghetto e piano per tutto  (01:21)
    4. Act 1. Scene 1, Accompagnato: "Behold! auspicious flashes rise!"  (01:26)
    5. Act 2. Scene 1, Recitative: "Iris, impatient of thy stay"  (00:46)
    6. Act 3. Scene 1, Accompagnato: "Somnus, awake, raise thy reclining head!"  (00:31)
    7. Act 1. Scene 1, Chorus: "Lucky omens bless our rites"  (03:07)
    8. Act 2. Scene 1, Air: "There from mortal cares retiring"  (03:26)
    9. Act 3. Scene 1, Air: "Leave me, loathsome light"  (03:07)
    10. Act 1. Scene 1, Recitative and Arioso: "Daughter, obey, hear and obey!"  (00:57)
    11. Act 2. Scene 1, Recitative: "No more - I'll hear no more!"/Accompagnato: "Awake Saturnia from thy l  (01:55)
    12. Act 3. Scene 1, Recitative: "Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall"  (00:40)
    13. Act 1. Scene 1, Accompagnato: "Ah me! What refuge now is left me?"/Air: "O Jove! in pity teach me w  (02:43)
    14. Act 2. Scene 1, Air: "Hence, Iris, hence away"  (03:23)
    15. Act 3. Scene 1, Air: "More sweet is that name"  (02:14)
    16. Act 1. Scene 1, Air: "The morning lark to mine accords his note"  (07:04)
    17. Act 2. Scene 2, Air: "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?"  (03:09)
    18. Act 3. Scene 1, Recitative: "My will obey, she shall be thine"  (01:22)
    19. Act 1. Scene 1, Recitative: "See, she blushing turns her eyes"
    20. Act 2. Scene 3, Recitative: "Let me not another moment bear the pangs of absence"
    21. Act 3. Scene 1, Duetto: "Obey my will"/"All I must grant"  (01:52)
    22. Act 1. Scene 1, Air: "Hymen, haste, thy torch prepare"  (04:38)
    23. Act 2. Scene 3, Air: "Lay your doubts and fears aside"  (03:02)
    24. Act 3. Scene 2, Air: "My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed"  (02:53)
    25. Act 1. Scene 1, Recitative: "Alas! she yields, and has undone me"  (00:48)
    26. Act 2. Scene 3, Recitative: "You are mortal and require time to rest"
    27. Act 3. Scene 3, Recitative: "Thus shap'd like Ino"  (01:13)
    28. Act 1. Scene 1, Quartetto: "Why dost thou thus untimely grieve"  (02:44)
    29. Act 2. Scene 3, Air: "With fond desiring"  (02:53)
    30. Act 3. Scene 3, Air: "Behold in this mirror"  (02:40)
    31. Act 1. Scene 1, Chorus: "Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!"  (01:59)
    32. Act 2. Scene 3, Chorus: "How engaging, how endearing"  (03:06)
    33. Act 3. Scene 3, Recitative: "O ecstasy of happiness"
    34. Act 1. Scene 1, Accompagnato: "Again auspicious flashes rise"  (00:38)
    35. Act 2. Scene 3, Recitative: "Ah me!"/"Why sighs my Semele?"  (01:23)
    36. Act 3. Scene 3, Air: "Myself I shall adore"  (06:39)
    37. Act 1. Scene 1, Recitative: "Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores!"
    38. Act 2. Scene 3, Air: "I must with speed amuse her"  (03:44)
    39. Act 3. Scene 3, Recitative: "Be wise, as you are beautiful"  (00:37)
    40. Act 1. Scene 1, Chorus: "Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed"  (00:36)
    41. Act 2. Scene 3, Chorus: "Now Love that everlasting boy invites"  (02:21)
    42. Act 3. Scene 3, Accompagnato: "Conjure him by his oath"  (01:27)
    43. Act 1. Scene 2, Recitative: "O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne!"
    44. Act 2. Scene 3, Recitative: "By my command"  (01:17)
    45. Act 3. Scene 3, Air: "Thus let my thanks be paid"  (02:13)
    46. Act 1. Scene 2, Air: "Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes"  (08:25)
    47. Act 2. Scene 3, Air: "Where'er you walk"  (04:53)
    48. Act 3. Scene 3, Recitative: "Rich odours fill the fragrant air"  (00:31)
    49. Act 1. Scene 2, Recitative: "She weeps!"
    50. Act 2. Scene 4, Recitative: "Dear sister, how was your passage hither?"  (00:46)
    51. Act 3. Scene 4, Air: "Come to my arms, my lovely fair"  (02:57)
    52. Act 1. Scene 2, Air: "Your tuneful voice my tale would tell"  (04:55)
    53. Act 2. Scene 4, Air: "But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round"  (02:13)
    54. Act 3. Scene 4, Recitative: "O Semele! Why art thou thus insensible?"/Air: "I ever am granting, you  (01:42)
    55. Act 1. Scene 2, Recitative: "Too well I see, thou wilt not understand me"  (00:47)
    56. Act 2. Scene 4, Duetto: "Prepare then, ye immortal choir"  (02:01)
    57. Act 3. Scene 4, Recitative: "Speak, speak your desire"
    58. Act 1. Scene 2, Duetto: "You've undone me"/"With my life I would atone"  (02:28)
    59. Act 2. Scene 4, Chorus: "Bless the glad earth with heav'nly lays"  (02:43)
    60. Act 3. Scene 4, Accompagnato: "By that tremendous flood, I swear"
    61. Act 1. Scene 3, Recitative: "Ah, wretched prince, domm'd to disastrous love!"/Accompagnato: "Wing'd  (02:07)
    62. Act 3. Scene 4, Recitative: "You'll grant what I require?"/Accompagnato: "Then cast off this human  (00:33)
    63. Act 1. Scene 4, Chorus: "Hail Cadmus, hail!"  (01:34)
    64. Act 3. Scene 4, Air: "Ah, take heed what you press"  (01:11)
    65. Act 1. Scene 4, Air and Chorus: "Endless pleasure, endless love"  (04:30)
    66. Act 3. Scene 4, Air: "No, no! I'll take no less"  (05:13)
    67. Act 3. Scene 5, Accompagnato: "Ah! whither is she gone!"  (03:01)
    68. Act 3. Scene 6, Air: "Above measure is the pleasure, which my revenge supplies"  (02:21)
    69. Act 3. Scene 7, Accompagnato: "Ah me! too late I now repent"  (03:44)
    70. Act 3. Scene 8, Recitative: "Of my ill-boding dream"
    71. Act 3. Scene 8, Chorus: "Oh, terror and astonishment!"  (03:55)
    72. Act 3. Scene 8, Recitative: "How I was hence remov'd"  (00:59)
    73. Act 3. Scene 8, Air: "Despair no more shall wound me"  (05:03)
    74. Act 3. Scene 8, Recitative: "See from above the bellying clouds descend"
    75. Act 3. Scene the last, Sinfonia  (01:28)
    76. Act 3. Scene the last, Accompagnato: "Apollo comes, to relieve your care"  (00:56)
    77. Act 3. Scene the last, Chorus: "Happy, happy shall we be"  (02:56)

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