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Handel: Acis & Galatea, arr. Felix Mendelssohn / Jeni Bern: soprano; Benjamin Hulett: tenor; Nathan Vale: tenor; Brindley Sherratt: bass

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  1. Handel — Acis & Galatea: I. Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Handel — Acis & Galatea: II. Chorus, "Oh the Pleasure of the Plains" $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Handel — Acis & Galatea: III. Recitative. "Ye Verdant Plains" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Handel — Acis & Galatea: IV. Aria. "Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Choir" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Handel — Acis & Galatea: V. Aria. "Where Shall I Seek the Charming Fair?" (Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Handel — Acis & Galatea: VI. Recitative, "Stay Shepherd, Stay" (Damon) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Handel — Acis & Galatea: VII. Aira. "Shepherd, What Art Thou Pursuing?" (Damon) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Handel — Acis & Galatea: VIII. Recitative. "Lo! Here My Love!" (Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Handel — Acis & Galatea: IX. Aria. "Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing" (Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Handel — Acis & Galatea: X. Recitative. "Oh! Did Thoust Know the Pains of Absent Love" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XI. Duet & Chours. "Happy We" (Galatea, Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XII. Chorus. "Wretched Lovers!" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XIII. Recitative. "I Rage, I Melt, I Burn" (Polyphemus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XIV. Aria. "O Ruddier Than the Cherry" (Polyphemus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XV. Recitative. "Whither, Fairest, Art Thou Running" (Polyphemus, Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XVI. Aria. "Cease to Beauty to Be Suing" (Polyphemus) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XVII. Aria. "Would You Gain the Tender Creature?" (Damon) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XVIII. Recitative. "His Hideous Love Provokes My Rage" (Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XX. Aria. "Consider, Fond Shepherd" (Damon) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXI. Recitative. "Cease, O Cease Thou Gentle Youth" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXII. Trio. "The Flocks Shall Leave the Mountains" (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXIII. Recitative. "Help! Galatea!" (Acis) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXIV. Chorus. "Mourn All Ye Muses!" $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXV. Chorus. "Galatea, Must I My Acis Still Bemoan" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXVII. Aria. "Heart, the Seat of Soft Delight" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Handel — Acis & Galatea: XXVIII. Chorus. "Galatea, Dry Thy Tears" (Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
You might know Mozart's respray of Messiah, but Mendelssohn's Acis and Galatea? This is an attentive performance of an intriguing curiosity.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2013
The Oxford Philomusica are on sparkling form...in 'O ruddier than the cherry', Brindley Sherratt (Polyphemus) is on stupendous form...Benjamin Dale is an agile Acis and Jeni Bern brings a caressingly light touch as the sea-nymph Galatea.

International Record Review, February 2013
The choral force are fresh and lively...The Oxford Philomusica creates a lovely sound in the fuller orchestration that Mendelssohn supplied...One feels that this Acis truly loves Galatea...Galatea is sung by Jeni Bern, a very light soprano with clear articulation in her divisions...There is no woolliness in the voice of [Sherratt's] Polyphemus, but rather a clear, dark timbre which makes him obviously the odd man out.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Michael's and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford (02/08/2012-02/10/2012).


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>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: Oxford Philomusica
  • Notes: St. Michael's and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford (02/08/2012-02/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 71 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718