Handel Edition

Semele; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn

6 CD 5-inch
1 Jun 2008

Barcode: 0825646961184

Composer: George Frederick Handel
Other participants: Robert Lloyd, Norma Burrowes, Timothy Penrose, David Thomas, Patrizia Kwella, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Semele, HWV 58: Overture to Act 1  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Behold! Auspicious flashes rise" (Priest)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Lucky omens bless our rites" (Chorus) "Daughter obey" (Cadmus, Athamas)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Ah me! What refuge now is left me?" "O Jove! in pity teach me which to choose" (Semele) "Alas, she yields" (Ino, Athamas)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Why dost thou untimely grieve" (Cadmus, Ino, Athamas, Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!" (Chorus) "Again auspicious flashes rise" (Cadmus) "Thy aid, pronubial Juno" (Athamas, Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Cease, cease your vows" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Oh Athamas; what torture hast thou borne!" (Athamas) "Turn, hopeless lover" (Ino) "Ah me, what have I heard!" (Athamas)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "You've undone me" (Ino, Athamas)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Ah, wretched prince" (Cadmus, Athamas) "Wing'd with our fears" (Cadmus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "See, see! Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come" (Cadmus) "Hail Cadmus, hail!" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Endless pleasure" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 Semele, HWV 58, Act 1: "Endless pleasure" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: Symphony "Iris, impatient of thy stay" (Juno, Iris)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Look, where Cithaeron proudly stands" (Iris) "There, from mortal cares retiring" (Iris) "No more!" (Juno) "Awake Saturnia from thy lethargy" (Juno, Iris)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
16 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Hence, Iris, hence away!" (Juno)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
17 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Come, Zephyrs, come" (Cupid) "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
18 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Let me not another moment" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
19 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Lay your doubts and fears aside" "You are mortal" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
20 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "With fond desiring" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
21 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "How engaging, how endearing" (Chorus) "Ah me! Why sighs my Semele?" (Semele, Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
22 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Too well I read her meaning" (Jupiter) "I must with speed amuse her" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
23 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Now Love" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 2 
01 Semele, HW 58, Act 2: "By my command" (Jupiter, Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "See, she appears" (Jupiter) "Where'er you walk" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Dear sister, how was your journey hither?" (Semele, Ino) "But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round" (Ino)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Prepare then, ye immortal choir" (Semele, Ino)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Semele, HWV 58, Act 2: "Bless the glad earth" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: Symphony "Somnus, awake!" (Juno, Iris)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Leave me, loathsome light!" (Somnus) "Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall" (Iris, Juno)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "More sweet is that name" (Somnus) "My will obey, she shall be thine" (Juno, Somnus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Obey my will" (Juno, Somnus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "My racking thoughts" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Thus shap'd like Ino" (Juno, Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "O ecstasy of happiness!" (Semele) "Myself I shall adore" (Semele) "Be wise, as you are beautiful" (Juno, Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Conjure him by his oath" (Juno)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Thus let my thanks be pay'd" (Semele) "Rich odours fill the fragrant air" (Semele, Juno)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Come to my arms" (Jupiter) "Oh Semele! Why art thou thus insensible?" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
16 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "I ever am granting" (Semele),..."Then cast off this human shape" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
17 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Ah, take heed what you press!" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
18 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "No, no, I'll take no less" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
19 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Ah, whither is she gone!" (Jupiter)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
20 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Above measure is the pleasure" (Juno)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
21 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Ah, me! too late I now repent" (Semele)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
22 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "If my ill-boding dream" (Ino) "Oh terror and astonishment!..." (Chorus) "Nature to each allots his proper sphere" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
23 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "See from above the bellying clouds descend" (Cadmus) Sinfonia "Apollo comes to relieve your care" (Apollo)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
24 Semele, HWV 58, Act 3: "Happy, happy shall we be" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 3 
01 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Overture: "Lamentations of the Israelites for the death of Joseph"  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "Now there arose" (Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "And the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage" (Counter-Tenor, Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "Then sent He Moses" (Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "They loathed to drink" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "Their land brought" (Counter-Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He spake the word" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He gave them hailstones" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He sent a thick darkness" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He smote all the first-born" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "But as for His people" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "Egypt was glad" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He rebuked the Red Sea" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "He led them" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "But the waters" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
16 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "And Israel saw" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
17 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Exodus: "And believed the Lord" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
18 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Moses, and the children" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
19 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "I will sing" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
20 Israel in Egypt, HWW 54, Moses' song: "The Lord is my strength" (Sopranos)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
21 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "He is my God" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
22 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song "And I will exalt him" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
23 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The Lord is a man of war" (Basses)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
24 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The depths have covered them" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
25 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Thy right hand" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
26 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "And in the greatness" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
27 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Thou sentest forth" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
28 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "And with the blast" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
29 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The enemy said" (Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
30 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Thou didst blow" (Soprano)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 4 
01 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Who is like unto Thee" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The earth swallowed them" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Thou in thy mercy" (Counter-Tenor, Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The people shall hear" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Thou shalt bring" (Counter-Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The Lord shall reign" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "For the horse of Pharoah" (Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "The Lord shall reign" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "And Miriam the prophetess" (Tenor)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Moses' song: "Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriusly! The Lord shall reign..." (Soprano, Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: I Sinfonia  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: II "The ways of Zion do mourn" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: III "How are the mighty fall'n" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: IV "She put on righteousness" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: V "When the ear heard her" (Chorus, Bass, Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Soprano)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
16 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: VI "How are the mighty fall'n!" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
17 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: VII "She deliver'd the poor that cried" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
18 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: VIII "How are the mighty fall'n!" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
19 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264 : IX "The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance" (Chorus, Bass, Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Soprano)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
20 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: X "Their bodies are buried in peace" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
21 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: XI "The people will tell of their wisdom" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
22 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: XII "They shall receive a glorious kingdom" (Chorus, Bass, Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Soprano)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
23 The Ways of Zion do Mourn, HWV 264: XIII "The merciful goodness of the Lord endureth forever" (Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
24 4 Coronation Anthems: I. "Zadok the Priest", HWV. 258  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 5 
01 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 Sonata  - Ton Koopman 
02 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Disserratevi, o porte d'Averno!" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
03 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Qual'insolita luce" [Lucifero]  - Ton Koopman 
04 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Caddi, è ver, ma nel cadere" [Lucifero]  - Ton Koopman 
05 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Ma che veggio?" [Lucifero, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
06 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Chi sei?" [Lucifero, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
07 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "D'amor fu consiglio" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
08 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "E ben, questo tuo Nume" [Lucifero, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
09 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "O voi, dell'Erebo" [Lucifero]  - Ton Koopman 
10 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Notte, notte funesta" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
11 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Ferma l'ali, e sui miei lumi" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
12 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Concedi, o Maddalena" [Maddalena, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
13 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Piangete, sì, piangete" [Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
14 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Ahi, dolce mio Signore" [Maddalena, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
15 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Dolci chiodi, amate spine" [Maddalena, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
16 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "O Cleofe, O Maddalena" [San Giovanni, Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
17 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Quando è parto dell'affetto" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
18 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Ma dinne, e sarà vero" [San Giovanni, Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
19 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Naufragando va per l'onde" [Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
20 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Itene pure, o fide" [San Giovanni, Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
21 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Così la tortorella" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
22 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Se Maria dunque spera" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
23 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Ho un non so che nel cor" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
24 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Uscite pure, uscite" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
25 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 1 "Il Nume vincitor" [Angelo, Chorus]  - Ton Koopman 
26 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Introduction to Act 2  - Ton Koopman 
27 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Di quai nuovi portenti" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
28 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Ecco il sol, ch'esce dal mare" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
29 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Ma ove Maria dimora" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
30 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Risorga il mondo" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
31 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Di rabbia indarno freme" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
32 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Misero! ho pure udito" [Lucifero, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
33 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Per celare il nuovo scorno" [Lucifero]  - Ton Koopman 
34 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "O come cieco il tuo furor delira!" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
35 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Impedirlo saprò" [Lucifero, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
Disc 6 
01 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Amica, troppo tardo" [Maddalena, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
02 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Per me già di morire" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
03 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Ahi, abborrito nome!" [Lucifero]  - Ton Koopman 
04 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Vedo il Ciel che più sereno" [Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
05 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Cleofe, siam giunte al luogo... Donne, voi ricercate di Gesù Nazareno ove giacque" [Maddalena, Cleofe, Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
06 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Se per colpa di donna infelice" [Angelo]  - Ton Koopman 
07 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Mio Gesù, mio Signore" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
08 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Del ciglio dolente" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
09 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Sì, sì, cerchiamo pure" [Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
10 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Augelletti, ruscelletti" [Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
11 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Dove sì frettolosi" [San Giovanni, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
12 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Caro Figlio!" [San Giovanni]  - Ton Koopman 
13 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Cleofe, Giovanni, udite" [Maddalena, San Giovanni, Cleofe]  - Ton Koopman 
14 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Se impassible, immortale" [Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
15 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Sì, sì, col Redentore" [San Giovanni, Cleofe, Maddalena]  - Ton Koopman 
16 La Resurrezione HWV47 : Act 2 "Diasi lode in Cielo, in terra" [Chorus]  - Ton Koopman 
17 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : I Dixit Dominus [Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
18 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : II Virgam virtutis tuae [Counter-Tenor]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
19 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : III Tecum principium in die virtutis [Soprano]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
20 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : IV Juravit Dominus [Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
21 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : V Tu es sacerdos in aeternum [Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
22 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : VI Dominus a dextris tuis [Sopranos, Tenors, Bass, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
23 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : VII De torrente in via bibet [Sopranos, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
24 Dixit Dominus HWV232 : VIII Gloria Patri, et Filio [Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 


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