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Hercules

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Handel composed Hercules for his 1744-45 oratorio season as the secular foil to one of his most ambitious sacred dramas, Belshazzar, hoping to repeat the success of the previous season' Samson/Semele pairing. Like Semele, Hercules, which Handel called 'A

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Ouvertura
  2. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Menuetto
  3. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Accompagnato. See, with what sad dejection
  4. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. No longer, Fate, relentless frown
  5. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Accompagnato. O, Hercules, why art thou absent
  6. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. The world, when day's career is run
  7. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Princess! Be comforted
  8. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Arioso. I feel, I feel the God
  9. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. He said, the sacred fury left his breast
  10. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. There, in myrtle shades reclin'd
  11. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Despair not
  12. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. Where congeal'd the northern streams
  13. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Chorus. O filial piety
  14. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Banish your fears
  15. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. Begone, my fears
  16. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. A train of captives
  17. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. The smiling hours
  18. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Chorus. Let none despair
  19. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Ye faithful followers
  20. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. Daughter of Gods, bright liberty
  21. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. But hark!
  22. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. March
  23. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Thanks to the powr's above
  24. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. My father
  25. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Recitativo. Now farewell, arms
  26. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Aria. The God of battle quits
  27. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 1. Chorus. Crown with festal pomp the day

Disc: 2

  1. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Sinfonia
  2. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Why was I born a princess
  3. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. How blest the maid
  4. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. It must be so
  5. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. When beauty sorrow's liv'ry wears
  6. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Whence this unjust suspicion?
  7. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Ah! Think what ills the jealous prove
  8. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. It is too sure
  9. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. My godlike master
  10. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. As stars, that rise and disappear
  11. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. In vain you strive
  12. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. She knows my passion
  13. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Banish love from thy breast
  14. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Forgive a passion
  15. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. From coelestial seats descending
  16. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Chorus. Wanton god of amorous fires
  17. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Yes, I congratulate your titles
  18. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Alcides' name in latest story
  19. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. O, glorious pattern of heroic deeds
  20. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Resign thy club and lion's spoils
  21. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Cease, ruler of the day, to rise
  22. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Some kinder pow'r inspire me
  23. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria. Constant lover's never roving
  24. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. But see, the princess Iöle
  25. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Aria & Chorus. Still caressing and caress'd
  26. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Duet. Joys of freedom, joys of pow'r
  27. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Recitativo. Father of Hercules, great Jove
  28. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 2. Chorus. Love and Hymen

Disc: 3

  1. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Sinfonia
  2. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. Ye sons of Trachin, mourn
  3. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Aria. O scene of unexampled woe
  4. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. O fatal jealousy
  5. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Chorus. Tyrants now no more shall dread
  6. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Arioso. O Jove! What land is this?
  7. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. Great Jove
  8. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Accompagnato. Was it for this unnumber'd toils
  9. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Aria. Let not fame the tidings spread
  10. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Accompagnato. Where shall I fly
  11. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. Lo! The fair, fatal cause
  12. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo & Accompagnato. Princess, rejoice
  13. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Aria. He, who for Atlas prop'd the sky
  14. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo & Accompagnato. Words are too faint
  15. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. How blest is Hyllus
  16. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Duet. Oh prince, whose virtues all admire
  17. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Recitativo. Ye sons of freedom
  18. Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Act 3. Chorus. To him your grateful notes of praise


Product details

  • Performer: Kantorei
  • Orchestra: Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra
  • Conductor: Martini
  • Composer: Handel
  • Audio CD (May 27, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
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  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B001716J1A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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