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 New,  Offer,John Eccles: Semele

Anna Dennis (Semele), Richard Burkhard (Jupiter), Helen Charlston (Juno), Aoife Miskelly (Ino), William Wallace (Athamas), Héloïse Bernard (Iris); Academy of Ancient Music Julian Perkins

Cast, band, director and sound are all top-notch, restoring Eccles’s score to its full glory...Thanks to Perkins’s deft casting, each principal’s vocalism and dramatis persona are wonderfully... More…
  • BBC Music Magazine
    March 2021
    Recording of the Month
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    April 2021
    Disc of the Month
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    April 2021
    Editor's Choice
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    Record of the Week

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Contents

Eccles, J: Semele

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  • Graeme Broadbent (bass), Rory Carver (tenor), William Wallace (tenor), Jonathan Brown (baritone), Anna Dennis (soprano), Aoife Miskelly (soprano), James Rhoads, Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Héloïse Bernard (soprano), Bethany Horak-Hallett (soprano), Richard Burkhard (baritone), Christopher Foster (bass), Jolyon Loy (baritone)
  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Julian Perkins

Overture

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Behold Auspicious Flashes Rise

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Lucky Omens Bless Our Rites

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Daughter, Obey, Hear, and Obey

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Ah Me! What Refuge Now Is Left Me?

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See, She Blushing Turns Her Eyes

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Hymen Haste, Thy Torch Prepare

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Alas! She Yields, and Has Undone Me

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Why Dost Thou Thus Untimely Grieve?

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Symphony (1)

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Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs! (1)

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Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs! (2)

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Again Auspicious Flashes Rise

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Symphony (2)

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Cease Your Vows

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O Athamas, What Torture Hast Thou Born!

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Turn, Hopeless Lover, Turn Thy Eyes

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She Weeps!

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Such Unavailing Mercy Is in Beauty Found

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Ah Me, Too Much Afflicted!

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You've Undone Me

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Ah, Wretched Prince, Doom'd to Disastrous Love!

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See, See, Jove's Priests and Holy Augurs Come

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Hail, Cadmus, Hail!

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Endless Pleasure, Endless Love

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Haste, Haste, to Sacrifice Prepare

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Cease Your Mourning

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Symphony

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Iris, Impatient of Thy Stay

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There from Mortal Cares Retiring

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Thither Flora the Fair

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No More, I'll Hear No More

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Not One of Curst Agenor's Race I'll Spare

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Hear, Mighty Queen

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See, After the Toils of an Amorous Fight

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Come Zephyrs, Come, While Cupid Sings

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Dance of the Zephyrs

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O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?

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Sleep Forsaking

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Let Me Not Another Moment

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Lay Thy Doubts and Fears Aside

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Nor Was I Absent

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If Cheerful Hopes

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If This Be Love, Not You Alone

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Ah Me!

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With My Frailty Don't Upbraid Me

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Thy Sex of Jove's the Masterpiece

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Thy Needless Fears Remove

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By My Command

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Symphony

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Symphony

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Somnus, Awake

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Leave Me, Loathsome Light

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Dull God, Can'st Thou Attend the Waters Fall

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Only Love on Sleep Has Pow'r

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Somnus, Arise

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More Sweet Is That Name

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My Will Obey

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Away Let Us Haste

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I Love and Am Lov'd

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Thus Shaped Like Ino

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Behold in This Mirrour

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O Ecstasy of Happiness!

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Ah Charming All O'er!

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Be Wise as You Are Beautiful

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Unknowing Your Intent

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But How Shall I Attain to Immortality?

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Thus Let My Thanks Be Paid

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Rich Odours Fill the Fragrant Air

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Come to My Arms, My Lovely Fair

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Tho' 'Tis Easie to Please You

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When I Languish with Anguish

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I Dare Not

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Oh Semele, Why Art Thou Thus Insensible?

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I Ever Am Granting

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Speak, Speak Your Desire

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Swear by the Stygian Lake

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Then Cast Off This Human Shape Which You Wear

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Ah! Take Heed What You Press

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I'll Be Pleas'd with No Less

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Ah! Whither Is She Gone!

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Above Measure Is the Pleasure

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Symphony (1)

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Ah Me! Too Late I Now Repent

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Symphony (2)

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Of My Ill-Boding Dream

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Apollo Comes to Relieve Your Care

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From Tyrannous Love

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Then Mortals Be Merry (1)

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Then Mortals Be Merry (2)

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