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


CD 1

choir vocals:
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (track 14)
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)
David Parry (conductor) (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
John Dryden (English poet) (track 8)
Thomas Morell (track 9)
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)
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)
recorded at:
Blackheath Halls in London, England, United Kingdom (1999-10-15 – 1999-10-19) (tracks 1–18)
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)