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Handel: Acis and Galatea

Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Thomas Hobbs, Nicholas Hurndall Smith & Matthew Brook

Dunedin Consort & Players, John Butt

The chief strength of this account lied in the excellent instrumental playing (the recorders that form the 'warbling choir' addressed in Galatea's first aria are sheer magic)… More…

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Handel: Acis and Galatea

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  • Matthew Brook, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, The Dunedin Consort, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Thomas Hobbs, Players, John Butt
  • Recorded: 29 April - 02 May 2008
  • Recording Venue: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I. 1. Sinfonia

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II. 2. Chorus. Oh, the Pleasure of the Plains!

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III. 3. Accompagnato. Ye Verdant Plains and Woody Mountains (Galatea)

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IV. 4. Air. Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Choir! (Galatea)

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V. 5. Air. Where Shall I Seek the Charming Fair? (Acis)

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VI. 6. Recitative. Stay, Shepherd, Stay! (Damon)

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VII. 7. Air. Shepherd, What Art Thou Pursuing? (Damon)

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VIII. 8. Recitative. Lo, Here My Love (Acis)

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IX. 9. Air. Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing (Acis)

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X. 10. Recitative. Oh Didst Thou Know the Pains of Absent Love (Galatea)

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XI. 11. Air. As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Galatea)

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XII. 12. Duet. Happy, Happy We! (Acis and Galatea)

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XIII. 13. Chorus. Wretched Lovers!

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XIV. 14. Accompagnato. I Rage - I Melt - I Burn! (Polyphemus)

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XV. 15. Air. O Ruddier Than the Cherry (Polyphemus)

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XVI. 16. Recitative. Whither, Fairest, Art Thou Running (Polyphemus, Galatea)

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XVII. 17. Air. Cease to Beauty to Be Suing (Polyphemus)

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XVIII. 18. Would You Gain the Tender Creature (Coridon)

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XIX. 19. Recitative. His Hideous Love Provokes My Rage (Acis)

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XX. 20. Air. Love Sounds th' Alarm

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XXI. 21. Air. Consider, Fond Shepherd

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XXII. 22. Recitative. Cease, Oh Cease, Thou Gentle Youth

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XXIII. 23. Trio. The Flocks Shall Leave the Mountains (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus)

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XXIV. 24. Accompagnato. Help, Galatea! Help, Ye Parent Gods! (Acis)

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XXV. 25. Chorus. Mourn, All Ye Muses

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XXVI. 26. Solo and Chorus. Must I Acis Still Bemoan (Galatea)

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XXVII. 27. Recitative. 'Tis Done! Thus I Exert My Pow'r Divine (Galatea)

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XXVIII. 28. Air. Heart, the Seat of Soft Delight (Galatea)

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XXIX. 29. Chorus. Galatea, Dry Thy Tears

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