Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Cambridge Early Music and Julian Perkins are proud to present the first professional recording of John Eccles's Semele (c.1707), a notable early setting of the great English libretto by William Congreve better known in a version by GF Handel from 1744. Academy of Ancient Music's mission is to explore, reveal and preserve the great treasure house of baroque and classical music, and a spirit of newfound discovery runs through all our work. Eccles's Semele is the next step on this journey, released here on 2 albums an extensive accompanying full-color booklet containing scholarly essays, Stephen Fry's modern re-telling of the story, autograph manuscript images of Eccles' score, the full libretto text and much more. A fascinating insight into how opera in England might have developed after Henry Purcell's death had not Handel moved to London in 1712, Eccles's Semele is the perfect addition to any baroque-music lover's library.
Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Cambridge Early Music and Julian Perkins are proud to present the first professional recording of John Eccles's Semele (c.1707), a notable early setting of the great English libretto by William Congreve better known in a version by GF Handel from 1744. Academy of Ancient Music's mission is to explore, reveal and preserve the great treasure house of baroque and classical music, and a spirit of newfound discovery runs through all our work. Eccles's Semele is the next step on this journey, released here on 2 albums an extensive accompanying full-color booklet containing scholarly essays, Stephen Fry's modern re-telling of the story, autograph manuscript images of Eccles' score, the full libretto text and much more. A fascinating insight into how opera in England might have developed after Henry Purcell's death had not Handel moved to London in 1712, Eccles's Semele is the perfect addition to any baroque-music lover's library.
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1. Semele: Overture
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2. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Behold Auspicious Flashes Rise
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3. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Lucky Omens Bless Our Rites
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4. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Daughter, Obey, Hear, And Obey
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5. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Ah Me! What Refuge Now Is Left Me?
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6. Semele, Act I Scene 1: See, She Blushing Turns Her Eyes
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7. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Hymen Haste, Thy Torch Prepare
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8. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Alas! She Yields, And Has Undone Me
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9. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Why Dost Thou Thus Untimely Grieve?
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10. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Symphony (1)
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11. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs! (1)
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12. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs! (2)
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13. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Again Auspicious Flashes Rise
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14. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Symphony (2)
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15. Semele, Act I Scene 1: Cease Your Vows
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16. Semele, Act I Scene 2: O Athamas, What Torture Hast Thou Born!
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17. Semele, Act I Scene 2: Turn, Hopeless Lover, Turn Thy Eyes
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18. Semele, Act I Scene 2: She Weeps!
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19. Semele, Act I Scene 2: Such Unavailing Mercy Is In Beauty Found
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20. Semele, Act I Scene 2: Ah Me, Too Much Afflicted!
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21. Semele, Act I Scene 2: You've Undone Me
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22. Semele, Act I Scene 3: Ah, Wretched Prince, Doom'd To Disastrous Love!
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23. Semele, Act I Scene 4: See, See, Jove's Priests And Holy Augurs Come
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24. Semele, Act I Scene 4: Hail, Cadmus, Hail!
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25. Semele, Act I Scene 4: Endless Pleasure, Endless Love
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26. Semele, Act I Scene 4: Haste, Haste, To Sacrifice Prepare
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27. Semele, Act I Scene 4: Cease Your Mourning
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28. Semele, Act II Scene 1: Symphony
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29. Semele, Act II Scene 1: Iris, Impatient Of Thy Stay
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30. Semele, Act II Scene 1: There From Mortal Cares Retiring
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31. Semele, Act II Scene 1: Thither Flora The Fair
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32. Semele, Act II Scene 1: No More, I'll Hear No More
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33. Semele, Act II Scene 1: Not One Of Curst Agenor's Race I'll Spare
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34. Semele, Act II Scene 1: Hear, Mighty Queen
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35. Semele, Act II Scene 2: See, After The Toils Of An Amorous Fight
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36. Semele, Act II Scene 2: Come Zephyrs, Come, While Cupid Sings
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37. Semele, Act II Scene 2: Dance Of The Zephyrs
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38. Semele, Act II Scene 2: O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
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39. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Sleep Forsaking
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40. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Let Me Not Another Moment
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41. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Lay Thy Doubts And Fears Aside
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42. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Nor Was I Absent
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43. Semele, Act II Scene 3: If Cheerful Hopes
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44. Semele, Act II Scene 3: If This Be Love, Not You Alone
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45. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Ah Me!
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46. Semele, Act II Scene 3: With My Frailty Don't Upbraid Me
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47. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Thy Sex Of Jove's The Masterpiece
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48. Semele, Act II Scene 3: Thy Needless Fears Remove
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49. Semele, Act II Scene 3: By My Command
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50. Semele, Act II Scene 4: Symphony
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1. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Symphony
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2. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Somnus, Awake
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3. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Leave Me, Loathsome Light
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4. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Dull God, Can'st Thou Attend The Waters Fall
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5. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Only Love On Sleep Has Pow'r
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6. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Somnus, Arise
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7. Semele, Act III Scene 1: More Sweet Is That Name
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8. Semele, Act III Scene 1: My Will Obey
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9. Semele, Act III Scene 1: Away Let Us Haste
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10. Semele, Act III Scene 2: I Love And Am Lov'd
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11. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Thus Shaped Like Ino
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12. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Behold In This Mirrour
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13. Semele, Act III Scene 3: O Ecstasy Of Happiness!
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14. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Ah Charming All O'er!
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15. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Be Wise As You Are Beautiful
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16. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Unknowing Your Intent
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17. Semele, Act III Scene 3: But How Shall I Attain To Immortality?
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18. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Thus Let My Thanks Be Paid
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19. Semele, Act III Scene 3: Rich Odours Fill The Fragrant Air
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20. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Come To My Arms, My Lovely Fair
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21. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Tho' 'tis Easie To Please You
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22. Semele, Act III Scene 4: When I Languish With Anguish
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23. Semele, Act III Scene 4: I Dare Not
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24. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Oh Semele, Why Art Thou Thus Insensible?
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25. Semele, Act III Scene 4: I Ever Am Granting
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26. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Speak, Speak Your Desire
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27. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Swear By The Stygian Lake
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28. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Then Cast Off This Human Shape Which You Wear
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29. Semele, Act III Scene 4: Ah! Take Heed What You Press
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30. Semele, Act III Scene 4: I'll Be Pleas'd With No Less
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31. Semele, Act III Scene 5: Ah! Whither Is She Gone!
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32. Semele, Act III Scene 6: Above Measure Is The Pleasure
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33. Semele, Act III Scene 7: Symphony (1)
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34. Semele, Act III Scene 7: Ah Me! Too Late I Now Repent
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35. Semele, Act III Scene 7: Symphony (2)
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36. Semele, Act III Scene 8: Of My Ill-Boding Dream
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37. Semele, Act III Scene 9: Apollo Comes To Relieve Your Care
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38. Semele, Act III Scene 9: From Tyrannous Love
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39. Semele, Act III Scene 9: Then Mortals Be Merry (1)
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40. Semele, Act III Scene 9: Then Mortals Be Merry (2)
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Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Cambridge Early Music and Julian Perkins are proud to present the first professional recording of John Eccles's Semele (c.1707), a notable early setting of the great English libretto by William Congreve better known in a version by GF Handel from 1744. Academy of Ancient Music's mission is to explore, reveal and preserve the great treasure house of baroque and classical music, and a spirit of newfound discovery runs through all our work. Eccles's Semele is the next step on this journey, released here on 2 albums an extensive accompanying full-color booklet containing scholarly essays, Stephen Fry's modern re-telling of the story, autograph manuscript images of Eccles' score, the full libretto text and much more. A fascinating insight into how opera in England might have developed after Henry Purcell's death had not Handel moved to London in 1712, Eccles's Semele is the perfect addition to any baroque-music lover's library.