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CHAN 3147 - Handel: Acis and Galatea
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CD available From: 01 November 2007
     
 George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
     
Acis and Galatea 79:23
      Masque in two acts
      Words by Johy Gay and others
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Sinfonia 3:42
     
      Act I
2 Chorus: 'Oh the pleasure of the plains!' 5:41
      Chorus
3 Recitative: 'Ye verdant plains and woody mountains' 1:02
4 Air: 'Hush, ye pretty warbling quire!' 4:29
      Galatea
5 Air: 'Where shall I seek the charming fair?' 2:40
      Acis
6 Recitative: 'Stay, shepherd, stay!' 0:34
7 Air: 'Shepherd, what art thou pursuing?' 3:03
      Damon
8 Recitative: 'Lo, here my love!' 0:34
9 Air: 'Love in her eyes sits playing' 6:05
      Acis
10 Recitative: 'Oh! didst thou know the pains of absent love' 0:26
11 Air: 'As when the dove' 4:54
      Galatea
12 Duet: 'Happy we' 2:42
      Acis, Galatea
13 Chorus: 'Wretched loves!' 5:16
      Chorus
     
      Act II
14 Recitative: 'I rage - I melt - I burn' 1:38
15 Air: 'O ruddier than the cherry' 3:21
      Polyphemus
16 Recitative: 'Whither, fairest, art thou running' 1:29
      Polyphemus, Galatea
17 Air: 'Cease to beauty to be suing' 3:37
      Polyphemus
18 Air: 'Would you gain the tender creature' 4:04
      Damon
19 Recitative: 'His hideous love provokes my rage' 0:35
20 Air: 'Love sounds th'alarm' 3:10
      Acis
21 Recitative: 'Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth' 0:40
      Galatea
22 Trio: 'The flocks shall leave the mountains' 2:32
      Acis, Galatea, Polyphemus
23 Recitative: 'Help! Galatea! Help, ye parent gods!' 1:33
      Acis
24 Chorus: 'Mourn, all ye muses!' 3:13
      Chorus
25 Air with Chorus: 'Must I my Acis still bemoan' 4:31
      Galatea, Chorus
26 Recitative: ''Tis done! Thus I exert my pow'r divine' 0:30
27 Air: 'Heart, the seat of soft delight' 3:59
      Galatea
28 Chorus: 'Galatea, dry thy tears' 3:06
      Chorus
      79:23
 Joan Sutherland soprano - Galatea
 Peter Pears tenor - Acis
 David Galliver tenor - Damon
 Owen Brannigan bass - Polyphemus
 Thurston Dart harpsichord continuo
 St Anthony Singers
 Philomusica of London
 Sir Adrian Boult
 Recorded in:
 Watford Town Hall
      June 1959
 Producer(s)
 Michael Bremner
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Alan Reeve
      Previously released on Decca SOL 60011-12 (2 LPs) 1960
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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