Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Semele: Where'er you walk George Frideric Handel 4:51
2 Messiah: Comfort ye my people George Frideric Handel 3:11
3 Messiah: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted George Frideric Handel 3:11
4 Serse: Fronde tenere George Frideric Handel 0:36
5 Serse: Ombra mai fu George Frideric Handel 2:46
6 La Resurrezione: Cosi la tortorella George Frideric Handel 3:40
7 Acis and Galatea: Love sounds the alarm George Frideric Handel 4:31
8 Acis and Galatea: Love in her eyes George Frideric Handel 6:34
9 Acis and Galatea: Happy we! George Frideric Handel 2:41
10 Ariodante: Scherza infida George Frideric Handel 10:22
11 Ariodante: Dopo notte George Frideric Handel 6:32
12 Samson: Total eclipse! George Frideric Handel 3:37
13 L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: As steals the morn George Frideric Handel 5:35
14 Jephtha: Hide thou thy hated beams George Frideric Handel 2:37
15 Jephtha: A father off'ring up his only child George Frideric Handel 0:28
16 Jephtha: Waft her, angels George Frideric Handel 4:31

Credits

CD 1

composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 2, 10–11, 14–16)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1718) (tracks 7–9)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 5)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1738) (track 4)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1740) (track 13)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 3, 12)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1743) (track 1)
conductor:
Harry Bicket (harpsichordist and organist) (tracks 1–16)
librettist:
William Congreve (track 1)
Newburgh Hamilton (track 12)
John Milton (English poet, famed for his poem Paradise Lost) (track 13)
Thomas Morell (tracks 14–16)
John Gay (English poet and dramatist) (1718) (tracks 7–9)
orchestra:
soprano vocals:
Kate Royal (soprano) (tracks 9, 13)
tenor vocals:
Ian Bostridge (tenor) (tracks 1–16)
vocals:
Ian Bostridge (tenor) (track 13)
Kate Royal (soprano) (track 13)
arrangements:
Largo from “Xerxes” (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 5)
Semele, HWV 58: Act II, no. 45. "Where'er You Walk" (Jupiter) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso “Ombra mai fù” (“largo”; catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso “Ombra mai fù” (Serse) (for cello and orchestra) (track 5)
Where’er You Walk (arr. Bateman) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Crux fidelis (track 5)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I (tracks 4–5)
Jephtha, HWV 70: Act III (number) (tracks 14–16)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 2–3)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 5)