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Handel: Alceste

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CHAN 0788
 
Handel: Alceste
Release Date: May 2012
Originally recorded in 2011
Composer (1685-1759)
George Frideric Handel
Solo soprano
Lucy Crowe
Solo tenor
Benjamin Hulett
Solo bass-baritone
Andrew Foster-Williams
Conductor
Christian Curnyn
Venue
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
Producer
Rachel Smith
Engineer
Ben Connellan
Genre:
Opera
Orchestral & Concertos

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Alceste, HWV 45

63:16
Incidental music to the play by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
Music texts probably by Thomas Morell (1703-1784)
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Ouverture. [ ] - Allegro - A tempo ordinario
5:04
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1:57
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Accompagnato (Tenor). 'Ye happy people'
0:22
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Soli and Chorus. 'Triumph, Hymen, in the pair'. Andante allegro
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Solo (Soprano) and Chorus. 'Still caressing, and caress'd'. Allegro
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Air (Tenor). 'Ye swift minutes as ye fly'. Allegro
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Chorus. 'O bless, ye pow'rs above'.
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Air (Soprano). 'Gentle Morpheus, son of light'. Largo e mezzo piano - 'That when bright Aurora's beams'. Andante - Largo - Air
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Sinfonia from Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22
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Air (bass). 'Ye fleeting shades, I come'. Andante
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Chorus. 'Thrice happy who in life excel'. Larghetto
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Air (Tenor). 'Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove'. Allegro, ma non troppo
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Passacaille from Radamisto, HWV 12a
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Si replica il Coro precedente 'Thrice happy'
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Air (Soprano). 'Come, Fancy, empress of the brain'. Allegro, ma non troppo - Adagio
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Symphony and Accompagnato (Tenor). 'He comes, he rises from below'
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Chorus. 'All hail, thou mighty son of Jove!' Allegro
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Symphony. Larghetto
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Recitative (Tenor). 'From high Olympus' top, the seat of God'
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Air (Tenor). 'Tune your harps, all ye Nine'. Larghetto
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Ballo Primo. Un peu lentement
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L'Ultimo Ballo
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Chorus. 'Triumph, thou son of Jove'
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Solo: Lucy Crowe soprano
Solo: Benjamin Hulett tenor
Solo: Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
Conductor: Christian Curnyn
7 and 8 November 2011

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Alceste, HWV 45

63:16
Incidental music to the play by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
Music texts probably by Thomas Morell (1703-1784)
1.
1
Ouverture. [ ] - Allegro - A tempo ordinario
5:04
2.
2
Grand Entrée
1:57
3.
3
Accompagnato (Tenor). 'Ye happy people'
0:22
4.
4
Soli and Chorus. 'Triumph, Hymen, in the pair'. Andante allegro
2:34
Elizabeth Weisberg soprano
Sian Menna mezzo-soprano
5.
5
Solo (Soprano) and Chorus. 'Still caressing, and caress'd'. Allegro
2:34
6.
6
Air (Tenor). 'Ye swift minutes as ye fly'. Allegro
3:27
7.
7
Chorus. 'O bless, ye pow'rs above'.
2:00
8.
8
Air (Soprano). 'Gentle Morpheus, son of light'. Largo e mezzo piano - 'That when bright Aurora's beams'. Andante - Largo - Air
8:07
9.
Sinfonia from Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22
1:18
10.
9
Air (bass). 'Ye fleeting shades, I come'. Andante
4:19
11.
10
Chorus. 'Thrice happy who in life excel'. Larghetto
1:57
12.
11
Air (Tenor). 'Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove'. Allegro, ma non troppo
5:14
13.
Passacaille from Radamisto, HWV 12a
4:42
14.
Si replica il Coro precedente 'Thrice happy'
1:58
15.
12
Air (Soprano). 'Come, Fancy, empress of the brain'. Allegro, ma non troppo - Adagio
5:33
16.
13
Symphony and Accompagnato (Tenor). 'He comes, he rises from below'
1:25
17.
14
Chorus. 'All hail, thou mighty son of Jove!' Allegro
2:10
18.
15
Symphony. Larghetto
1:55
19.
16
Recitative (Tenor). 'From high Olympus' top, the seat of God'
0:44
20.
17
Air (Tenor). 'Tune your harps, all ye Nine'. Larghetto
1:44
Segue il Ballo
21.
18
Ballo Primo. Un peu lentement
1:48
22.
19
L'Ultimo Ballo
0:56
Entra il Coro ultimo
23.
20
Chorus. 'Triumph, thou son of Jove'
1:14
Solo: Lucy Crowe soprano
Solo: Benjamin Hulett tenor
Solo: Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
Conductor: Christian Curnyn
7 and 8 November 2011




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