Händel* - Burrowes*, Kwella*, Priday*, Jones*, Denley*, Penrose*, Rolfe-Johnson*, Davies*, Lloyd*, Thomas*, Monteverdi Choir*, English Baroque Soloists*, John Eliot Gardiner ‎– Semele

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Erato ‎– 4509-99759-2
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2 × CD, Album, Reissue
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Tracklist

1-1 Overture 7:17
Act I
Scene 1
1-2 Priest : 'Behold! Auspicious Flashes Rise' 1:46
1-3 Chorus : 'Lucky Omens Bless Our Rites' 4:38
1-4 Semele : 'Ah, Me!' 3:52
1-5 Cadmus : 'Why Dost Though Thus Untimely Grieve?' 3:23
1-6 Chorus Of Priests : 'Avert These Omens' 3:04
1-7 Chorus Of Priests : 'Cease, Cease Your Vows' 0:33
Scene 2
1-8 Athamas : 'Oh, Athamus; What Torture Hast Thou Borne!' 0:56
1-9 Ino : 'You've Undone Me' 3:07
Scene 3
1-10 Cadmus : 'Ah, Wretched Prince' 1:48
Scene 4
1-11 Cadmus : 'See, See!' 2:06
1-12 Semele : 'Endless Pleasure' 2:51
1-13 Chorus : 'Endless Pleasure' 1:46
Act II
1-14 Sinfonia / [Scene 1] - Juno : 'Iris, Impatient Of Thy Stay' 1:58
1-15 Iris : 'Look, Where Cithaeron Proudly Stands' 6:49
1-16 Juno: 'Hence, Iris, Hence Away!' 3:38
Scene 2
1-17 Cupid : 'Come, Zephyrs, Come' 6:30
Scene 3
1-18 Semele : 'Let Me Not Another Moment' 3:26
1-19 Jupiter : 'Lay Your Doubts' 3:32
1-20 Semele : 'With Fond Desiring' 3:28
1-21 Chorus Of Loves And Zephyrs : 'How Engaging' 4:45
1-22 Jupiter : 'Too Well I Read Her Meaning' 4:15
1-23 Chorus Of Loves And Zephyrs : 'Now Love' 2:27
2-1 Jupiter : 'By My Command' 0:28
2-2 Jupiter : 'See, She Appears' 5:56
Scene 4
2-3 Semele : 'Dear Sister, How Was Your Journey Hither?' 2:53
2-4 Semele & Ino : 'Prepare Then, Ye Immortal Choir!' 1:57
2-5 Chorus : 'Bless The Glad Earth' 2:41
Act III
Scene 1
2-6 Juno : 'Somnus, Awake!' 2:25
2-7 Somnus : 'Leave Me, Loathsome Light!' 4:32
2-8 Somnus : 'More Sweet Is That Name' 4:14
2-9 Juno : 'Obey My Will' 2:13
Scene 2
2-10 Semele : 'My Racking Thoughts' 2:52
Scene 3
2-11 Juno : 'Thus Shap'd Like Ino' 1:38
2-12 Semele : 'O Ecstasy Of Happiness!' 8:07
2-13 Juno : 'Conjure Him By His Oath' 1:21
2-14 Semele : 'Thus Let My Thanks Be Pay'd' 3:14
Scene 4
2-15 Jupiter : 'Come To My Arms' 2:51
2-16 Semele : 'I Ever Am Granting' 3:10
2-17 Jupiter : 'Ah, Take Heed What You Press!' 1:13
2-18 Semele : 'No, No, I'll Take No Less' 5:07
Scene 5
2-19 Jupiter : 'Ah, Whither Is She Gone!' 3:21
Scene 6
2-20 Juno : 'Above Measure Is The Pleasure' 2:27
Scene 7
2-21 Semele : 'Ah, Me! Too Late I Now Repent' 3:22
Scene 8
2-22 Ino : 'Of My Ill-boding Dream' 4:11
Scene The Last
2-23 Cadmus : 'See From Above The Bellying Clouds Descend' 2:31
2-24 Chorus : 'Happy, Happy Shall We Be' 3:14

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Credits

Notes

Secular oratorio; first performance in London in 1744.
Recording: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, 03/1981.
Total Playing Time CD1 = 78:00.
Total Playing Time CD2 = 76:00.
100 page booklet. Libretto in English with French & German translations.

Norma Burrowes’ name correct on back of jewel case, discs and inside booklet but misspelled “Burrows” on CD cover and booklet cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 45099 97592 0
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0200
  • SPARS Code: ADD

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