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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel Composer

Semele, HWV58

Performances: 38
Tracks: 288
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  • Semele, HWV58
    Year: 1743
    Genre: Oratorio
    Pr. Instruments: Voice & Chorus/Choir
    • Act 1
      • 1.Overture
      • 2.Accompagnato: Behold! Auspicious flashes rise!
      • 3.Chorus: Lucky omens bless our rites
      • 4.Recitative and Arioso: Daughter, obey, hear and obey!
      • 5.Accompagnato: Ah me! What refuge now is left me? 6.Air: O Jove! In pity teach me
      • 7.Air: The morning lark to mine accords his note
      • 8.Recitative: See, she blushing turns her eyes
      • 9.Air: Hymen, Haste, thy torch prepare
      • 10.Recitative: Alas! She yields, and has undone me
      • 11.Quartet: Why dost thou thus untimely grieve
      • 12.Chorus: Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
      • 13.Accompagnato: Again auspicious flashes rise
      • 14.Recitative: Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores!
      • 15.Chorus: Cease, cease your vows, 'Tis impious to proceed
      • 16.Recitative: O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne!
      • 17.Air: Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes
      • 18.Recitative: She weeps!
      • 19.Air: Your tuneful voice my tale would tell
      • 20.Recitative: Too well I see, thou wilt not understand me
      • 21.Duet: You've undone me. with my life I would atone
      • 22.Recitative: Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love! 23.Accompagnato: Wing'd with our fears and pious haste
      • 24.Chorus: Hail Cadmus, hail!
      • 25.Air and Chorus: Endless pleasure, endless love
    • Act 2
      • 1.Sinfonia
      • 2.Recitative: Iris, impatient of thy stay
      • 3.Air: There from mortal cares retiring
      • 4.Recitative: No more, I'll hear no more! 5.Accompagnato: awake Saturnia from thy lethargy!
      • 6.Air: Hence, Iris, hence away
      • 7.Air: O Sleep, why dost thou leave me?
      • 8.Recitative: Let me not another moment bear the pangs of absence
      • 9.Air: Lay your doubts and fears aside
      • 10.Recitative: You are mortal and require time to rest
      • 11.Air: With fond desiring
      • 12.Chorus: How engaging, how endearing
      • 13.Recitative: Ah me! Why sighs my Semele?
      • 14.Air: I must with speed amuse her
      • 15.Chorus: Now love that everlasting boy invites
      • 16.Recitative: By my command
      • 17.Air: Where'er you walk
      • 18.Recitative: Dear sister, how was your passage hither?
      • 19.Air: But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round
      • 20.Duet: Prepare then, ye immortal choir
      • 21.Chorus: Bless the glad Earth with heav'nly lays
    • Act 3
      • 1.Sinfonia
      • 2.Accompagnato: Somnus, awake, raise thy reclining head!
      • 3.Air: Leave me, loathsome light
      • 4.Recitative: Dull God, canst you attend the eater's gall
      • 5.Air: More sweet is that name
      • 6.Recitative: My will obey, she shall be thine
      • 7.Duetto: Obey my will all I must grant
      • 8.Air: My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed
      • 9.Recitative: Thus shap'd like Ino
      • 10.Air: Behold in this mirror
      • 11.Recitative: O ecstasy of happiness
      • 12.Air: Myself I shall adore
      • 13.Recitative: Be wise as you are beautiful
      • 14.Accompagnato: Conjure him by his oath
      • 15.Air: Thus let my thanks be paid
      • 16.Recitative: Rich odours fill the fragrant air
      • 17.Air: Come to my arms, my lovely fair
      • 18.Recitative: O Semele! Why art thou thus insensible? 19.Air: I ever am granting
      • 20.Recitative: Speak, speak your desire
      • 21.Accompagnato: By that tremendous flood, I swear
      • 22.Recitative: You'll grant what I require? 23.Accompagnato: Then cast off this human shape
      • 24.Air: Ah, take heed what you press
      • 25.Air: No, no! I'll take no less
      • 26.Accompagnato: Ah! Whither is she gone!
      • 27.Air: Above measure is the pleasure, which my revenge supplies
      • 28.Accompagnato: Ah me! Too late I now repent
      • 29.Recitative: Of my ill-boding dream
      • 30.Chorus: Oh, terror and astonishment!
      • 31.Recitative: How I was hence remov'd
      • 32.Air: Despair no more shall wound me
      • 33.Recitative: See from above the bellying clouds descend
      • 34.Sinfonia
      • 35.Accompagnato: Apollo comes, to relieve your care
      • 36.Chorus: Happy, happy shall we be

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