Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Gianni Schicchi: Lauretta's Solo "Oh, my beloved father"
Giacomo Puccini 2:45
2 Idomeneo: Act III: Ilia's Aria "Gentle zephyrs, soft caressing"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:30
3 The Indian Queen: Act I: Aerial Spirit's Solo "I attempt from love's sickness"
Henry Purcell 1:36
4 Rinaldo: Act II: Almirena's Aria "Hear thou my weeping"
George Frideric Handel 4:22
5 Linda From Chamonix: Act I: Linda and Carlo's Love Duet "Linda! Linda!"
Gaetano Donizetti 6:46
6 The Pearl Fishers: Act II: Leïla's Recitative and Aria "I'm all alone here in the night" - "As once before, with night to hide him"
Georges Bizet 6:51
7 Concert Aria for Soprano and Orchestra "Thanks be to you, o gracious patrons!", KV 383
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:32
8 King Arthur: Act V: Venus' Song "Fairest isle"
Henry Purcell 3:06
9 Joshua: Achsah's Air "Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre"
George Frideric Handel 2:44
10 Semiramide: Act II: Semiramis and Arsaces' Duet "Dark day of dread!"
Gioachino Rossini 5:01
11 La Wally: Act I: Wally's Aria "I'll float into the distance"
Alfredo Catalani 4:26
12 William Tell: Act II: Mathilde's Romance "Dark, sombre wood"
Gioachino Rossini 5:04
13 The Pearl Fishers: Act II: Leïla and Nadir's Love Duet "Leïla! Leïla! Lord Brahma! He is here!" - "Your heart was never tuned to mine"
Georges Bizet 7:34
14 The Rake's Progress: Act III: Anne's Lullaby "Gently, little boat"
Igor Stravinsky 3:46
15 The Mikado: Act II: Yum-Yum's Song "The sun, whose rays"
Sir Arthur Sullivan 3:04
16 The Bird Seller: "When you're sent roses in this land"
Carl Zeller 3:10
17 Kiss Me, Kate: Act I: Lilli Vanessi's Song (So in Love) "Strange, dear, but true, dear"
Cole Porter 4:22
18 The Immortal Hour: Act II: Midir's "Faery Song" "How beautiful they are"
Rutland Boughton 2:09

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (track 14)
composer:
Rutland Boughton (track 18)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (track 3)
Sir Arthur Sullivan (track 15)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1691) (track 8)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1747-07-19 – 1747-08-19) (track 9)
Cole Porter (1948) (track 17)
conductor:
David Parry (conductor) (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
librettist:
John Dryden (English poet) (track 8)
Thomas Morell (track 9)
lyricist:
Sir William Gilbert (librettist) (track 15)
John Dryden (English poet) (track 3)
Cole Porter (1948) (track 17)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Della Jones (mezzo-soprano) (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (track 10)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
soprano vocals:
Yvonne Kenny (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
tenor vocals:
Barry Banks (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 5, 13)
publisher:
recorded at:
Blackheath Halls in London, England, United Kingdom (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
arrangements:
part of:
The Immortal Hour: Act II (number) (track 18)
The Mikado: Act II (track 15)
Kiss Me, Kate (musical) (track 17)
recording of:
King Arthur, Z. 628: Act V. "Fairest isle" (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (track 8)
So in Love (from Kiss Me, Kate) (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
The Mikado Selection (excerpts from The Mikado) (track 15)