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Handel: Acis and Galatea

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CHAN 3147
 
Handel: Acis and Galatea
Running Time: 79:06
Digital UPC: 5059864314735
CD UPC: 0095115314722

Release Date: November 2007
Originally recorded in June 1959
Composer (1685-1759)
George Frideric Handel
Solo soprano - Galatea
Joan Sutherland
Solo tenor - Acis
Peter Pears
Solo tenor - Damon
David Galliver
Solo bass - Polyphemus
Owen Brannigan
Solo harpsichord continuo
Thurston Dart
Choral
St. Anthony Singers
Orchestra
Philomusica of London
Conductor
Sir Adrian Boult
Venue
Watford Town Hall
Producer
Michael Bremner
Engineer
Alan Reeve
Genre:
Opera in English
Opera

Temporarily out of stock

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
Solo: Joan Sutherland soprano - Galatea
Solo: Peter Pears tenor - Acis
Solo: David Galliver tenor - Damon
Solo: Owen Brannigan bass - Polyphemus
Solo: Thurston Dart harpsichord continuo
Choral: St. Anthony Singers
Orchestra: Philomusica of London
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
June 1959
Previously released on Decca SOL 60011-12 (2 LPs) 1960




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