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Acis and Galatea

Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Stuart Young, Mark Dobell, Simon Berridge, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

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Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Act I  
1
Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers
3:20
2
O, The Pleasure Of The Plains! (Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd; Grace Davidson; Stuart Young; Mark Dobell; Simon Berridge
5:40
3
Ye Verdant Plains (Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson
0:44
4
Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Quire! (Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson
6:11
5
Where Shall I Seek The Charming Fair? (Acis)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd
3:31
6
Stay, Shepherd, Stay! - Shepherd, What Art Thou Pursuing? (Damon)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Mark Dobell
4:41
7
Lo, Here My Love - Love In Her Eyes Sits Playing (Acis)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd
6:20
8
Oh, Didst Thou Know The Pains - As When The Dove (Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson
5:57
9
Happy We! (Galatea, Acis)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson; Jeremy Budd
2:51
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Act II  
1
Wretched Lovers! (Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd; Grace Davidson; Stuart Young; Mark Dobell; Simon Berridge
4:05
2
I Rage — I Melt — I Burn! (Polyphemus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Stuart Young
1:13
3
O Ruddier Than The Cherry (Polyphemus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Stuart Young
3:02
4
Whither, Fairest (Polyphemus, Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Stuart Young; Grace Davidson
1:02
5
Cease To Beauty To Be Suing (Polyphemus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Stuart Young
5:18
6
Would You Gain The Tender Creature (Coridon)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Simon Berridge
4:57
7
His Hideous Love - Love Sounds Th'alarm (Acis)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd
4:51
8
Consider, Fond Shepherd (Damon)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Mark Dobell
6:34
9
Cease, Oh Cease (Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson
0:25
10
The Flocks Shall Leave The Mountains (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson; Jeremy Budd; Stuart Young
2:18
11
Help, Galatea! (Acis)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd
1:16
12
Mourn, All Ye Muses! (Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd; Grace Davidson; Stuart Young; Mark Dobell; Simon Berridge
3:11
13
Must I My Acis Still Bemoan - 'Tis Done! (Galatea, Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson; Jeremy Budd; Stuart Young; Mark Dobell; Simon Berridge
4:18
14
Heart, The Seat Of Soft Delight (Galatea)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Grace Davidson
3:48
15
Galatea, Dry Thy Tears (Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; Jeremy Budd; Grace Davidson; Stuart Young; Mark Dobell; Simon Berridge
3:11
Total Playing Time    1:28:44
Famed for its interpretations of some of Handel’s most loved works, The Sixteen marks the start of its 40th anniversary season by releasing its first new Handel recording in five years.

Handel’s pastoral opera is a tale of love, tragedy and liberation. The libretto by John Gay, based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses (book XIII), tells of the eternal love between the mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea and how it is doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus.

Handel’s music beautifully demonstrates the pain and love in such beautiful, dramatic choruses as ‘Wretched lovers!’ and the grief felt by Galatea in ‘Must I my Acis still bemoan’.

Staying true to the premiere in 1718, just five singers and nine instrumentalists feature on this intimate recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – CORO Studio Masters

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