The Resource Semele, George Frideric Handel, (sound recording)

Semele, George Frideric Handel, (sound recording)

Label
Semele
Title
Semele
Statement of responsibility
George Frideric Handel
Creator
Contributor
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Performer
Singer
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • historical information
Cataloging source
CMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1685-1759
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handel, George Frideric
Date time place
Recorded May 1990, Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in English
LC call number
M1500.H22
LC item number
S46 1993
PerformerNote
Kathleen Battle ; Marilyn Horne ; Sylvia McNair ; Samuel Ramey ; John Aler ; Michael Chance ; supporting soloists ; Anthony Newman, harpsichord ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; John McCarthy, director ; English Chamber Orchestra ; John Nelson, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1670-1729
  • 1919-2009
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Battle, Kathleen
  • Horne, Marilyn
  • McNair, Sylvia
  • Ramey, Samuel
  • Aler, John
  • Congreve, William
  • Chance, Michael
  • Newman, Anthony
  • McCarthy, John
  • Nelson, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Oratorios
  • Operas
  • Oratorios
Label
Semele, George Frideric Handel, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Deutsche Grammophon: 435 782-2 (435 783-2--435 785-2)
  • Opera, or secular oratorio, in 3 acts; libretto by William Congreve
  • Sung in English
  • Compact discs
  • Notes by Ellen T. Harris, synopsis, and libretto (48 p. : ports.) included
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (o:58)
  • (2:14)
  • My will obey, she shall be thine
  • (1:23)
  • Obey my will/ All I must grant
  • (1:53)
  • My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed
  • (2:53)
  • Thus shap'd like Ino
  • (1:14)
  • Behold in this mirror
  • Ah me! What refuge now is left me?/ O Jove! in pity teach me which to choose
  • (2:41)
  • O ecstasy of happiness
  • (0:19)
  • Myself I shall adore
  • (6:39)
  • Be wise, as you are beautiful
  • (0:37)
  • Conjure him by his oath
  • (1:28)
  • Thus let my thanks be paid
  • (2:44)
  • (2:13)
  • Rich odours fill the fragrant air
  • (0:32)
  • Come to my arms, my lovely fair
  • (2:58)
  • O Semele! Why art thou thus insensible?/ I ever am granting, you always complain
  • (1:42)
  • Speak, speak your desire
  • (0:15)
  • By that tremendous flood, I swear
  • The morning lark to mine accords his note
  • (0:27)
  • You'll grant what I require?/ Then cast off this human shape
  • (0:34)
  • Ah, take heed what you press
  • (1:11)
  • No, no! I'll take no less
  • (5:14)
  • Ah! wither is she gone!
  • (3:01)
  • Above measure is the pleasure, which my revenge supplies
  • (7:05)
  • (2:22)
  • Ah me! too late now I repent
  • (3:44)
  • Of my ill-boding dream
  • (0:22)
  • Oh, terror and astonishment!
  • (3:56)
  • How I was hence remov'd
  • (1:00)
  • Despair no more shall wound me
  • See, she blushing turns her eyes
  • (5:03)
  • See from above the bellying clouds descend
  • (0:17)
  • Sinfonia
  • (1:29)
  • Apollo comes, to relieve your care
  • (0:57)
  • Happy, happy we shall be
  • (2:56)
  • (0:18)
  • Hymen, haste, thy torch prepare
  • (4:38)
  • Alas! she yields, and has undone me
  • Disc 1:
  • (0:48)
  • Why dost thou thus untimely grieve
  • (2:45)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • (2:00)
  • Again auspicious flashes rise
  • (0:39)
  • Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores!
  • (0:17)
  • Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed
  • Overture
  • (0:36)
  • O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne!
  • (0:30)
  • Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes
  • (8:26)
  • She weeps!
  • (0:25)
  • Your tuneful voice my tale would tell
  • (4:56)
  • Too well I see, thou wilt not understand me
  • (9:04)
  • (0:47)
  • You've undone me/ With my life I would atone
  • (2:29)
  • Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love!/ Wing'd with our fears and pious haste/ O prodigy, to me of dire portent!/ See, see, Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come
  • (2:07)
  • Hail, Cadmus, hail!
  • (1:34)
  • Endless pleasure, endless love
  • (4:30)
  • Disc 2:
  • Behold! auspicious flashes rise
  • Sinfonia
  • (1:31)
  • Iris, impatient of thy stay
  • (0:46)
  • There from mortal cares retiring
  • (3:27)
  • No more- I'll hear no more!/ Awake Saturnia from thy lethargy
  • (1:55)
  • Hence, Iris, hence away
  • (3:23)
  • (1:26)
  • O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  • (3:10)
  • Let me not another moment bear the pangs of absence
  • (0:17)
  • Lay your doubts and fears aside
  • (3:02)
  • You are mortal and require time to rest
  • (0:23)
  • With fond desiring
  • (2:54)
  • Lucky omens bless our rites
  • How engaging, how endearing
  • (3:06)
  • Ah me/ Why sighs my Semele?
  • (1:23)
  • I must with speed amuse her
  • (3:44)
  • Now Love that everlasting boy invites
  • (2:21)
  • By my command
  • (1:18)
  • (3:08)
  • Where'er you walk
  • (4:53)
  • Dear sister, how was your passage hither?
  • (0:46)
  • But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round
  • (2:14)
  • Prepare then, ye immortal choir
  • (2:02)
  • Bless the glad earth with heav'nly lays
  • (2:43)
  • Daughter, obey, hear and obey
  • Disc 3:
  • Larghetto e piano per tutto
  • (1:22)
  • Somnus, awakem raise thy reclining head!
  • (0:31)
  • Leave me, loathsome light
  • (3:07)
  • Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall
  • (0:40)
  • More sweet is that name
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 sound discs (175 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other control number
  • 2894357822
  • 028943578226
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
  • 435 782-2
  • 435 783-2
  • 435 784-2
  • 435 785-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28934054
  • (OCoLC)ocm28934054
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Semele, George Frideric Handel, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Deutsche Grammophon: 435 782-2 (435 783-2--435 785-2)
  • Opera, or secular oratorio, in 3 acts; libretto by William Congreve
  • Sung in English
  • Compact discs
  • Notes by Ellen T. Harris, synopsis, and libretto (48 p. : ports.) included
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (o:58)
  • (2:14)
  • My will obey, she shall be thine
  • (1:23)
  • Obey my will/ All I must grant
  • (1:53)
  • My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed
  • (2:53)
  • Thus shap'd like Ino
  • (1:14)
  • Behold in this mirror
  • Ah me! What refuge now is left me?/ O Jove! in pity teach me which to choose
  • (2:41)
  • O ecstasy of happiness
  • (0:19)
  • Myself I shall adore
  • (6:39)
  • Be wise, as you are beautiful
  • (0:37)
  • Conjure him by his oath
  • (1:28)
  • Thus let my thanks be paid
  • (2:44)
  • (2:13)
  • Rich odours fill the fragrant air
  • (0:32)
  • Come to my arms, my lovely fair
  • (2:58)
  • O Semele! Why art thou thus insensible?/ I ever am granting, you always complain
  • (1:42)
  • Speak, speak your desire
  • (0:15)
  • By that tremendous flood, I swear
  • The morning lark to mine accords his note
  • (0:27)
  • You'll grant what I require?/ Then cast off this human shape
  • (0:34)
  • Ah, take heed what you press
  • (1:11)
  • No, no! I'll take no less
  • (5:14)
  • Ah! wither is she gone!
  • (3:01)
  • Above measure is the pleasure, which my revenge supplies
  • (7:05)
  • (2:22)
  • Ah me! too late now I repent
  • (3:44)
  • Of my ill-boding dream
  • (0:22)
  • Oh, terror and astonishment!
  • (3:56)
  • How I was hence remov'd
  • (1:00)
  • Despair no more shall wound me
  • See, she blushing turns her eyes
  • (5:03)
  • See from above the bellying clouds descend
  • (0:17)
  • Sinfonia
  • (1:29)
  • Apollo comes, to relieve your care
  • (0:57)
  • Happy, happy we shall be
  • (2:56)
  • (0:18)
  • Hymen, haste, thy torch prepare
  • (4:38)
  • Alas! she yields, and has undone me
  • Disc 1:
  • (0:48)
  • Why dost thou thus untimely grieve
  • (2:45)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • (2:00)
  • Again auspicious flashes rise
  • (0:39)
  • Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores!
  • (0:17)
  • Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed
  • Overture
  • (0:36)
  • O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne!
  • (0:30)
  • Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes
  • (8:26)
  • She weeps!
  • (0:25)
  • Your tuneful voice my tale would tell
  • (4:56)
  • Too well I see, thou wilt not understand me
  • (9:04)
  • (0:47)
  • You've undone me/ With my life I would atone
  • (2:29)
  • Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love!/ Wing'd with our fears and pious haste/ O prodigy, to me of dire portent!/ See, see, Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come
  • (2:07)
  • Hail, Cadmus, hail!
  • (1:34)
  • Endless pleasure, endless love
  • (4:30)
  • Disc 2:
  • Behold! auspicious flashes rise
  • Sinfonia
  • (1:31)
  • Iris, impatient of thy stay
  • (0:46)
  • There from mortal cares retiring
  • (3:27)
  • No more- I'll hear no more!/ Awake Saturnia from thy lethargy
  • (1:55)
  • Hence, Iris, hence away
  • (3:23)
  • (1:26)
  • O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  • (3:10)
  • Let me not another moment bear the pangs of absence
  • (0:17)
  • Lay your doubts and fears aside
  • (3:02)
  • You are mortal and require time to rest
  • (0:23)
  • With fond desiring
  • (2:54)
  • Lucky omens bless our rites
  • How engaging, how endearing
  • (3:06)
  • Ah me/ Why sighs my Semele?
  • (1:23)
  • I must with speed amuse her
  • (3:44)
  • Now Love that everlasting boy invites
  • (2:21)
  • By my command
  • (1:18)
  • (3:08)
  • Where'er you walk
  • (4:53)
  • Dear sister, how was your passage hither?
  • (0:46)
  • But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round
  • (2:14)
  • Prepare then, ye immortal choir
  • (2:02)
  • Bless the glad earth with heav'nly lays
  • (2:43)
  • Daughter, obey, hear and obey
  • Disc 3:
  • Larghetto e piano per tutto
  • (1:22)
  • Somnus, awakem raise thy reclining head!
  • (0:31)
  • Leave me, loathsome light
  • (3:07)
  • Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall
  • (0:40)
  • More sweet is that name
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 sound discs (175 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other control number
  • 2894357822
  • 028943578226
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
  • 435 782-2
  • 435 783-2
  • 435 784-2
  • 435 785-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28934054
  • (OCoLC)ocm28934054
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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