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John Eliot Gardiner. Handel. Semele / La Resurrezione / Dixit Dominus / Israel In Egypt / The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn (6 CD)

John Eliot Gardiner. Handel. Semele / La Resurrezione / Dixit Dominus / Israel In Egypt / The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn (6 CD)

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Semele, HWV 58
Oratorio In Three Acts
Libretto After William Congreve

Jupiter - Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tenor
Cadmus (King Of Thebes) - Robert Lloyd, Bass
Semele (Daughter To Cadmus, Belov'd By And In Love With Jupiter) - Norma Burrowes, Soprano
Athamas (A Prince Of Boeotia, In Love With And Design'd To Marry Semele) - Timothy Penrose, Countertenor
Ino (Sister To Semele, In Love With Athamas) - Catherine Denley, Contralto
Somnus (God Of Sleep) -David Thomas, Bass
Apollo - Maldwyn Davies, Tenor
Juno - Delia Jones, Mezzo-Soprano
Iris - Patrizia Kwella, Soprano
Cupid - Elisabeth Priday, Soprano

Choruses Of Priests And Augurs, Loves And Zephyrs, Nymphs And Swains, Attendants

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner

CD 1:

01. Ouverture
Act 1
Scene 1
02. No. 1 Accompagnato: Behold! Auspicious Flashes Rise (Priest)
03. No. 2 Chorus: Lucky Omens Bless Our Rites (Chorus)
No. 3 Recitative And Arioso: Daughter, Obey (Cadmus, Athamas)
04. Accompagnato: Ah Me! What Refuge Now Is Left Me? (Semele)
No. 5 Air: О Jove! In Pity Teach Me Which To Choose (Semele)
Recitative: Alas, She Yields (Ino, Athamas)
05. No. 8 Quartetto: Why Dost Thou Thus Untimely Grieve (Cadmus, Ino, Athamas, Semele)
06. No. 9 Chorus: Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs! (Chorus Of Priests)
No. 10 Accompagnato: Again Auspicious Flashes Rise (Cadmus)
Recitative: Thy Aid, Pronubial Juno (Athamas, Semele)
07. No. 11 Chorus: Cease, Cease Your Vows (Chorus Of Priests)
Scene 2
08. Recitative: Oh Athamas; What Torture Hast Thou Borne! (Athamas)
No. 12 Air: Turn, Hopeless Lover (Ino)
Recitative: Ah Me, What Have I Heard! (Athamas)
09. No. 14 Duetto: You've Undone Me (Ino, Athamas)
Scene 3
10. Recitative: Ah, Wretched Prince (Cadmus, Athamas)
No. 15 Accompagnato: Wing'd With Our Fears (Cadmus)
Scene 4
11. Recitative: See, See! Jove's Priests And Holy Augurs Come (Cadmus)
No. 16 Chorus: Hail Cadmus, Hail! (Chorus Of Priests And Augurs)
12. No. 17 Air: Endless Pleasure (Semele)
13. No. 18 Chorus: Endless Pleasure (Chorus Of Priests And Augurs)

Act Two
Scene 1
14. No. 19 Symphony
Recitative: Iris, Impatient Of Thy Stay (Juno, Iris)
15. Recitative: Look, Where Cithaeron Proudly Stands (Iris)
No. 20 Air: There, From Mortal Cares Retiring (Iris)
Recitative: No More! (Juno)
No. 21 Accompagnato: Awake Saturnia From Thy Lethargy (Juno, Iris)
16. No. 22 Air: Hence, Iris, Hence Away! (Juno)
Scene 2
17. Air: Come, Zephyrs, Come (Cupid)
No. 23 Air: О Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me? (Semele)
Scene 3
18. Recitative: Let Me Not Another Moment Bear The Pangs Of Absence (Semele)
19. No. 24 Air: Lay Your Doubts And Fears Aside (Jupiter)
Recitative: You Are Mortal (Jupiter)
20. No. 25 Air: With Fond Desiring (Semele)
21. No. 26 Chorus: How Engaging, How Endearing (Chorus Of Loves And Zephyrs)
Recitative: Ah Me! - Why Sighs My Semele? (Semele, Jupiter)
22. Recitative: Too Well I Read Her Meaning (Jupiter)
No. 27 Air: I Must With Speed Amuse Her (Jupiter)
23. No. 28 Chorus: Now Love That Everlasting Boy (Chorus Of Loves And Zephyrs)

CD 2:

01. Recitative: By My Command (Jupiter, Semele)
02. Recitative: See, She Appears (Jupiter)
No. 29 Air: Where'er You Walk (Jupiter)
Scene 4
03. Recitative: Dear Sister, How Was Your Journey Hither? (Semele, Ino)
No. 30 Air: But Hark! The Heav'nly Sphere Turns Round (Ino)
04. No. 31 Duetto: Prepare Then, Ye Immortal Choir (Semele, Ino)
05. No. 32 Chorus: Bless The Glad Earth With Heav'nly Lays! (Chorus Of Nymphs And Swains)

Act Three
Scene 1
06. No. 33 Symphony -
No. 34 Accompagnato: Somnus, Awake! (Juno, Iris)
07. No. 35 Air: Leave Me, Loathsome Light! (Somnus)
Recitative: Dull God, Canst Thou Attend The Water's Fall (Iris, Juno)
08. No. 36 Air: More Sweet Is That Name Than A Soft Purling Stream (Somnus)
Recitative: My Will Obey, She Shall Be Thine (Juno, Somnus)
09. No. 37 Duetto: Obey My Will, Thy Rod Resign (Juno, Somnus)
Scene 2
10. No. 38 Air: My Racking Thoughts By No Kind Slumbers Freed (Semele)
Scene 3
11. Recitative: Thus Shap'd Like Ino, With Ease I Shall Deceive Her...
Behold In This Mirrour (Juno, Semele)
12. Recitative: О Ecstasy Of Happiness! (Semele)
No. 39a Air: Myself I Shall Adore (Semele)
Recitative: Be Wise, As You Are Beautiful (Juno, Semele)
13. No. 40 Accompagnato: Conjure Him By His Oath (Juno)
14. No. 41 Air: Thus Let My Thanks Be Pay'd (Semele)
Recitative: Rich Odours Fill The Fragrant Air (Juno, Semele)
Scene 4
15. No. 42 Air: Come To My Arms, My Lovely Fair (Jupiter)
Recitative: Oh Semele! Why Art Thou Thus Insensible? (Jupiter)
16. No. 43 Air: I Ever Am Granting (Semele)
Recitative: Speak, Speak Your Desire (Jupiter, Semele)
No. 44 Accompagnato: By That Tremendous Flood, I Swear (Jupiter)
Recitative: You'll Grant What I Require? (Semele, Jupiter)
No. 45 Accompagnato: Then Cast Off This Human Shape (Semele)
17. No. 46 Air: Ah, Take Heed What You Press! (Jupiter)
18. No. 47 Air: No, No, I'll Take No Less (Semele)
Scene 5
19. No. 48 Accompagnato: Ah, Whither Is She Gone! (Jupiter)
Scene 6
20. No. 49 Air: Above Measure Is The Pleasure, Which My Revenge Supplies! (Juno)
Scene 7
21. No. 50 Arioso: Ah, Me! Too Late I Now Repent (Semele)
Scene 8
22. Recitative: Of My Ill-Boding Dream (Ino)
No. 51 Chorus: Oh Terror And Astonishment! ...
Nature To Each Allots His Proper Sphere (Chorus Of Priests)
23. Recitative: See From Above The Bellying Clouds Descend (Cadmus)
Scene The Last
No. 53 Sinfonia
No. 54 Accompagnato: Apollo Comes To Relieve Your Care (Apollo)
24. No. 55 Chorus: Happy, Happy Shall We Be (Chorus)

Israel In Egypt, HWV 54

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner

CD 3:
01. Overture (Symphony, HWV 264)
Lamentations Of The Israelites For The Death Of Joseph

Part One: Exodus
02. Recitative: Now There Arose (Paul Elliott, Tenor)
03. No. 1 Chorus: And The Children Of Israel Sighed By Reason Of The Bondage (Christopher Royall, Countertenor)
04. Recitative: Then Sent He Moses (Paul Elliott, Tenor)
05. No. 2 Chorus: They Loathed To Drink Of The River
06. No. 3 Air: Their Land Brought Forth Frogs (Ashley Stafford, Countertenor)
07. No. 4 Chorus: He Spake The Word
08. No. 5 Chorus: He Gave Them Hailstones For Rain
09. No. 6 Chorus: He Sent A Thick Darkness Over All The Land
10. No. 7 Chorus: He Smote All The First-Born
11. No. 8 Chorus: But As For His People
12. No. 9a Chorus: Egypt Was Glad When They Departed
13. No. 10 Chorus: He Rebuked The Red Sea
14. No. 11 Chorus: He Led Them Through The Deep As Through A Wilderness
15. No. 12 Chorus: But The Waters Overwhelmed Their Enemies
16. No. 13 Chorus: And Israel Saw That Great Work That The Lord Did
17. No. 14 Chorus: And Believed The Lord

Part Two: Moses' Song
18. No. 15 Introitus: Moses And The Children Of Israel Sung This Song
19. I Will Sing Unto The Lord
20. No. 16 Duet: The Lord Is My Strength (Jean Knibbs & Marilyn Troth, Sopranos)
21. No. 17 Chorus: He Is My God
22. And I Will Exalt Him
23. No. 18 Duet: The Lord Is A Man Of War (Stephen Varcoe & Charles Stewart, Basses)
24. No. 19 Chorus: The Depths Have Covered Them
25. Thy Right Hand, Oh Lord, Is Now Made Glorious
26. And In The Greatness Of Thine Excellency
27. Thou Sentest Forth Thy Wrath
28. No. 20 Chorus: And With The Blast Of Thy Nostrils
29. No. 21 Air: The Enemy Said: I Will Pursue (William Kendall, Tenor)
30. No. 22 Air: Thou Didst Blow With The Wind (Daryl Greene, Soprano)

CD 4:

01. No. 23 Chorus: Who Is Like Unto Thee, Oh Lord
02. The Earth Swallowed Them
03. No. 24 Duet: Thou In Thy Mercy Hast Led Forth Thy People (Brian Gordon, Countertenor, Paul Elliott, Tenor)
04. No. 25a Chorus: The People Shall Hear And Be Afraid
05. No. 26 Air: Thou Shalt Bring Them In (Julian Clarkson, Countertenor)
06. No. 27 Chorus: The Lord Shall Reign For Ever And Ever
07. Recitative: For The Horse Of Pharoah Went In (Paul Elliott, Tenor)
08. No. 27 Chorus: The Lord Shall Reign For Ever And Ever
09. Recitative: And Miriam The Prophetess (Paul Elliott, Tenor)
10. No. 28 Solo And Chorus: Sing Ye To The Lord, For He Hath Triumphed Gloriously! ... The Lord Shall Reign (Elisabeth Friday, Soprano)

The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn, HWV 264
Funeral Anthem For Queen Caroline

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner

11. No. 1 Symphony
12. No. 2 Chorus: The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn
13. Chorus: How Are The Mighty Fall'n!
14. Chorus: She Put On Righteousness
15. No. 3 Chorus: When The Ear Heard Her, Then It Blessed Her (Soli)
16. No. 4 Chorus: How Are The Mighty Fall'n!
17. No. 5 Chorus: She Deliver'd The Poor
18. No. 6 Chorus: How Are The Mighty Fall'n!
19. No. 7 Soli And Chorus: The Righteous Shall Be Had (Soli)
20. No. 8 Chorus: Their Bodies Are Buried In Peace
21. No. 9 Chorus: The People Will Tell Of Their Wisdom
22. No. 10 Chorus: They Shall Receive A Glorious Kingdom (Soli)
23. No. 11 Chorus: The Merciful Goodness Of The Lord
24. Zadok The Priest Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner

La Resurrezione, HWV 47
Oratorio In Due Parti
Libretto: Carlo Sigismondo Capece
Maddalena - Nancy Argenta, Soprano
Angelo - Barbara Schlick, Soprano
Cleofe - Guillemette Laurens, Contralto
San Giovanni - Guy De Mey, Tenor
Lucifero - Klaus Mertens, Bass

Coro Di Angeli
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman

CD 5:

Part One
01. Sonata
Scena 1
02. N. 3 Aria: Disserratevi, О Porte d'Averno! (Angelo)
03. N. 2b Accompagnato: Qual'insolita Luce Squarcia Le Bende Alia Tartarea Notte? (Lucifero)
04. N. 1 Aria: Caddi, E Ver, Ma Nel Cadere Non Perdei Forza (Lucifero)
05. N. 4 Accompagnato: Ma Che Veggio? (Lucifero, Angelo)
06. Recitativo: Chi Sei? (Lucifero, Angelo)
07. N. 5 Aria: D'amor Fu Consiglio Che Al Padre Nel Figlio L'offesa Pago (Angelo)
08. Recitativo: E Ben, Questo Tuo Nume (Lucifero, Angelo)
09. N. 6 Aria: О Voi, Dell'erebo Potenze Orribili (Lucifero)
Scena 2
10. N. 7 Accompagnato: Notte, Notte Funesta (Maddalena)
11. N. 8 Aria: Ferma L'ali, E Sui Miei Lumi Non Volar, О Sonno Ingrato! (Maddalena)
12. Recitativo: Concedi, О Maddalena, Qualche Tregua Al Martire (Cleofe, Maddalena)
13. N. 9 Aria: Piangete, Si, Piangete (Cleofe)
14. Recitativo: Ahi, Dolce Mio Signore (Maddalena, Cleofe)
15. N. 10 Duetto: Dolci Chiodi, Amate Spine (Maddalena, Cleofe)
16. Recitativo: О Cleofe, О Maddalena (S. Giovanni, Maddalena)
17. N. 11 Aria: Quando E Parto Dell'affetto, Il Dolore In Nobil Petto Non Estigue La Costanza (S. Giovanni)
18. Recitativo: Ma Dinne, E Sara Vero Che Risorga Gesu? (Cleofe, S. Giovanni, Maddalena)
19. N. 12 Aria: Naufragando Va Per L'onde, Debol Legno (Cleofe)
20. Recitativo: Itene Pure, О Fide S. Giovanni, Maddalena
21. N.13 Aria: Cosi La Tortorella S. Giovanni
22. Recitativo: Se Maria Dunque Spera (Maddalena)
23. N. 14 Aria: Ho Un Non So Che Nel Cor (Maddalena)
Scena 3
24. Recitativo: Uscite Pure, Uscite Dall'oscura Prigione (Angelo)
25. N. 15 Coro: Il Nume Vincitor Trionfi, Regni E Viva! (Angelo, Coro Di Angeli)

Part Two
26. Introduzione
Scena 1
27. Recitativo: Ui Quai Nuovi Portenti Ha La Terra Oggi Ancora Il Sen Fecondo? (S. Giovanni)
28. N. 17 Aria: Ecco Il Sol, Ch'esce Dal Mare (S. Giovanni)
29. Recitativo: Ma Ove Maria Dimora (S. Giovanni)
Scena 2
30. N. 18 Aria: Risorga Il Mondo (Angelo)
31. N. 19 Accompagnato: Di Rabbia Indarno Freme Coi Mostri Suoi L'incatenato Averno (Angelo)
32. Recitativo: Misero! Ho Pure Udito? (Lucifero, Angelo)
33. N. 20 Aria: Per Celare Il Nuovo Scorno (Lucifero)
34. Recitativo: О Come Cieco Il Tuo Furor Delira! (Angelo)
35. N. 21 Duetto: Impedirlo Sapro (Lucifero, Angelo)

CD 6:

Scena 3
01. Recitativo: Arnica, Troppo Tardo Fu Il Nostra Pie (Maddalena, Cleofe)
02. N. 22 Aria: Per Me Gia Di Morire Non Pavento (Gesu Maddalena)
03. Recitativo: Ahi, Abborrito Nome! (Lucifero)
Scena 4
04. N. 23 Aria: Vedo Il Ciel Che Piu Sereno Si Fa Intorno (Cleofe)
05. Recitativo: Cleofe, Siam Giunte Al Luogo ...
Donne, Voi Ricercate Di Gesu Nazareno Ove Giacque (Maddalena, Cleofe, Angelo)
06. N. 24 Aria: Se Per Colpa Di Donna Infelice (Angelo)
07. Recitativo: Mio Gesu, Mio Signore (Maddalena)
08. N. 25 Aria: Del Ciglio Dolente (Maddalena)
09. Recitativo: Si, Si, Cerchiamo Pure L'orme Del Nostra Amor (Cleofe)
10. N. 26 Aria: Augelletti, Ruscelletti (Cleofe)
Scena 5
11. Recitativo: Dove Si Frettolosi, Cleofe, Rivolgi I Passi? (S. Giovanni, Cleofe)
12. N. 27 Aria: Caro Figlio! (S. Giovanni)
13. Recitativo: Cleofe, Giovanni, Udite (Maddalena, S. Giovanni, Cleofe)
14. N. 28 Aria: Se Impassible, Immortale Sei Risorto (Maddalena)
15. Recitativo: Si, Si, Col Redentore Sorga Il Mondo Redento! (S. Giovanni, Cleofe, Maddalena)
16. N. 29 Coro: Diasi Lode In Cielo, In Terra (Coro)

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Felicity Palmer, Margaret Marshall, Sopranos
Charles Brett, John Angelo Messana, Countertenors
Richard Morton, Alastair Thompson, Tenors
David Wilson-Johnson, Bass

Nicholas Kraemer, Harpsichord
Malcolm Hicks, Organ

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner

17. No. 1: Dixit Dominus (Chorus, Felicity Palmer, Soprano, John Angelo Messana, Countertenor, Richard Morton, Tenor)
18. No. 2: Virgam Virtutis Tuae (Charles Brett, Countertenor)
19. No. 3: Tecum Principium In Die Virtutis (Felicity Palmer, Soprano)
20. No. 4: Chorus: Luravit Dominus (Chorus)
21. No. 5: Chorus: Tu Es Sacerdos In Aeternum (Chorus)
22. No. 6: Dominus A Destris Tuis (Chorus, Margaret Marshall, Felicity Palmer, Sopranos, Richard Morton, Alastair Thompson, Tenors, David Wilson-Johnson, Bass)
23. No. 7: De Torrente In Via Bibet (Chorus, Margaret Marshall, Felicity Palmer, Sopranos)
24. No. 8: Gloria Patri, Et Filio (Chorus)
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