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Arne; Artaxerxes

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SIG 672
 
Arne; Artaxerxes
Label Catalogue Number:
SIGCD672
Digital UPC: 0635212067222

Release Date: May 2021
Originally recorded in 2010
Composer
Thomas Arne
Solo countertenor (Artaxerxes)
Christopher Ainslie
Solo soprano (Mandane)
Elizabeth Watts
Solo mezzo-soprano (Arbaces)
Caitlin Hulcup
Solo tenor (Artabanes)
Andrew Staples
Solo soprano (Semira)
Rebecca Bottone
Solo tenor (Rimenes)
Daniel Norman
Chamber
Mozartists,The
Conductor
Ian Page
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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THOMAS ARNE

Artaxerxes

ACT ONE
1.
Overture (Poco più che andante - Larghetto - Gavotta)
5:13
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2.
Recitative: "Still silence reigns around" (Mandane, Arbaces)
0:29
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No.1, Duettino: "Fair Aurora, prithee stay" (Mandane, Arbaces)
2:16
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Recitative: "Alas, thou know'st that for my love to thee" Arbaces, Mandane)
1:13
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No.2, Air: "Adieu, thou lovely youth" (Mandane)
3:21
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Recitative: "O cruel parting! How can I survice? (Arbaces, Artabanes)
0:57
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No.3, Air: "Amid a thousand racking woes" (Arbaces)
4:38
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Recitative: "Be firm, my heart" (Artbanes, Artaxerxes)
1:26
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No.4, Air: "Behold, on Lethe's dismal strand" (Artabanes)
3:36
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Recitative: "Stay, Artaxerxes, stay" (Semira, Artaxerxes)
0:29
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No.5, Air: "Fair Semira, lovely maid" (Artaxerxes)
3:26
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Recitative: "I fear some dread disaster" (Semira, Rimenes)
1:29
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No.6, Air: "When real joy we miss" (Rimenes)
1:59
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Recitative: "Ye Gods, protectors of the Persian Empire" (Semira)
0:36
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No.7, Air: "How hard is the fate" (Sermia)
4:01
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Recitative: "Whither do I fly?" (Tutti)
3:23
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No.8, Air: "Thy father! Away, I renounce the soft claim" (Artabanes)
1:23
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Recitative: "Ye cruel Gods, what crime have I committed" (Arbaces)
0:14
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No.9, Air: "Acquit thee of this foul offence" (Semira)
1:27
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Recitative: "Appearance, I must own, is strong against me" (Arbaces, Artaxerxes, Rimenes, Mandane)
0:48
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No.10, Air: "O too lovely, too unkind" (Arbaces)
4:24
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Accompanied recitative: "Dear and beloved shade" (Mandane)
0:48
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No.11, Air: "Fly, soft ideas, fly" (Mandane)
5:01
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ACT TWO
24.
Recitative: "Guards, speed ye to the tower" (Artaxerxes, Artabanes)
0:37
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No.12, Air: "In infancy, our hopes and fears" (Artaxerxes)
2:12
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Recitative: "So far my great resolve succeeds" (Artabanes, Arbaces)
1:28
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No.13, Air: "Disdainful you fly me" (Arbaces)
2:46
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28.
Recitative: "Why, my dear friend, so pensive" (Rimenes, Artabanes, Semira)
2:05
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No.14, Air: "To sigh and complain" (Rimenes)
1:51
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Recitative: "How many links to dire misfortune's chain" (Smira, Mandane)
1:12
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No.15, Air: "If o'er the cruel tyrant love" (Mandane)
3:00
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Recitative: "Which fatal evil shall I first oppose?" (Semira)
0:31
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No.16, Air: "If the river's swelling waves" (Semira)
2:34
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Recitative: "Ye solid pillars of the Persian Empire" (Tutti)
5:00
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No.17, Air: "By that belov'd embrace" (Arbaces)
3:31
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36.
Recitative: "Ah me, at poor Arbaces' parting" (Mandane, Artabanes)
0:46
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No.18, Air: "Monster, away" (Mandane)
2:36
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Recitative: "See, lov'd Semira" (Artaxerxes, Semira, Artabanes)
1:02
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Accompanied recitative: "At last my soul has room" (Artabanes)
0:37
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No.19, Air: "Thou, like the glorious sun" (Artabanes)
4:58
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ACT THREE
41.
No.20, Air: "Why is death for ever late" (Arbaces)
2:57
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Recitative: "Arbaces! Gracious Heav'n (Artaxerxes, Arbaces)
1:13
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No.21, Air: "Water parted from the sea" (Arbaces)
2:19
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Recitative: "That face, secure in conscious innocence" (Artaxerxes)
0:25
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No.22, Air: "Though oft a cloud with envious shade Artaxerxes)
3:38
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Recitative: "My son, Arbaces... Where art thou retir'd?" (Artabanes, Rimenes)
1:52
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No.23, Air: "O let the danger of a son" (Rimenes)
2:15
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Accompanied recitative: "Ye adverse Gods!" (Artabanes)
0:41
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No.24, Air: "O, much lov'd son, if death (Artabanes)
5:15
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Recitative: Perhaps the King releas'd Arbaces" (Mandane, Semira)
1:34
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No.25, Air: "Let not rage, thy bosom firing" (Mandane)
4:24
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Recitative: "What have I done? Alas, I vainly thought (Semira)
0:24
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No.26, Air: "Tis not true that in our grief" (Semira)
4:08
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Recitative: "Nor here my searching eyes" Arbaces, Mandane)
1:20
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No.27, Duetto: "For thee I live, my dearest" (Arbaces, Mandane)
3:37
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Recitative: "To you, my eople, much belov'd Artaxerxes, Artabanes, Semira, Mandane)
2:20
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No.28, Air: "The soldier, ti'd of war's alarms" (Mandane)
3:33
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Recitative: "Behold, my King, Arbaces at thy feet" (Arbaces, Artaxerxes, Mandane, Artabanes)
2:25
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No.29, Finale: "Live t us, to Empire live" Semira, Mandane, Arbaces, Artaxerxes, Artabanes)
3:36
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Total time: 137:19
Solo: Christopher Ainslie countertenor (Artaxerxes)
Solo: Elizabeth Watts soprano (Mandane)
Solo: Caitlin Hulcup mezzo-soprano (Arbaces)
Solo: Andrew Staples tenor (Artabanes)
Solo: Rebecca Bottone soprano (Semira)
Solo: Daniel Norman tenor (Rimenes)
Chamber: Mozartists,The
Continuo: Mark Packwood/Steven Devine (harpsichord), Joseph Crouch (cello)
Leader: Matthew Truscott
Conductor: Ian Page

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