Handel: Alexander Balus (CD)

Georg Friedrich Händel

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  1. Act 1 - Ouverture
  2. Chorus: Flush'd with conquest, fir'd by Mithra
  3. Recit: Thus far, ye glorious partners of the war; Air: Great Author of this harmony
  4. Recit: And thus let happy Egypt's king; Air: Thrice happy the monarch, whom nations contend
  5. Recit: Congratulation to our father's friend; Air: Hark! hark! he strikes the golden lyre
  6. Recit: Be it my chief ambition there to rise; Air: Fair virtue shall charm me
  7. Chorus: Ye happy nations round
  8. Recit: My Jonathan; Air: Oh, what resistless charms are giv'n
  9. Air: Subtle love, with fancy viewing
  10. Recit: Aspasia, I know not what to call; Air: How happy should we mortals prove
  11. Recit: Check not the pleasing accents of thy tongue; Air: So shall the sweet attractive smile
  12. Recit: How blissful state!; Duet: O what pleasures, past expressing
  13. Recit: Why hangs this heavy gloom upon the brow; Air: Heroes may boast their mighty deeds
  14. Recit: Ye sons of Judah, with high festival; Air: Great God, from whom all blessings spring
  15. Act 2 - Air: Kind hope, thou universal friend
  16. Recit: Long, long and happy live the king!; Air: O Mithra, with thy brightest beams
  17. Recit: Stay, my dread sovereign; Air: Mighty love now calls to arm
  18. Air: Hateful man! thy slandr'rous tongue
  19. Chorus: O calumny, on virtue waiting
  20. Recit: Ah! whence these dire forebodings of the mind?; Air: Tossed from thought to thought I rove
  21. Recit: Give to the winds, fair princess, these vain doubts; Air: Love, glory, ambition, whate'er can inspire
  22. Recit: Thus far my wishes thrive; Air: Virtue, thou ideal name
  23. Accompagnato: Ye happy people, with loud accents speak
  24. Soli/Chorus: Triumph Hymen in the pair
  25. Recit: Glad time, at length, hath reach'd the happy point; Duet: Hail wedded love, mysterious law!
  26. Chorus: Hymen, fair Urania's son
  27. Act 3 - Sinfonia
  28. Recit: 'Tis true, instinctive nature seldom points; Air: Here amid the shady woods
  29. Recit: Ah! was it not my Cleopatra's voice?; Air: Pow'rful guardians of all nature
  30. Recit: Treach'ry, O king, unheard of treachery; Air: Fury, with red sparkling eyes
  31. Recit: Gods! can there be a more afflicting sight; Air: Strange reverse of human fate
  32. Recit: May he return with laurel'd victory; Air: To God who made the radiant sun
  33. Chorus: Sun, moon, and stars, and all ye Host of Heav'n
  34. Recit: Yes he was false, my daughter, false to you; Accompagnato: Ungrateful child, by ev'ry sacred pow'r; Air: O sword,
  35. Accompagnato: Shall Cleopatra ever smile again?; Recit: Ungrateful tidings to the royal ear; Air: O take me from this ha
  36. Recit: Forgive, O queen, the messenger of ill!; Accompagnato: Calm thou my soul; Air: Convey me to some peaceful shore
  37. Recit: Mysterious are thy ways, O Providence!; Chorus: Ye servants of th' eternal King
Utgitt 1997 Format CD
Sjanger Klassisk Antall disker 2
Antall spor 37 Artist Ben Turner, Catherine Denley, Charles Daniels, Claron McFadden, Georg Friedrich Händel, King's Consort Choir, Lynne Dawson, Michael George, New College Choir, Oxford, Philip Hobbs, Robert King
Label Hyperion Bestillingsnummer CDA67241