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The Resource Semele, [an opera composed by John Eccles ; to a libretto by William Congreve] ; Julian Perkins, conductor, performer

Semele, [an opera composed by John Eccles ; to a libretto by William Congreve] ; Julian Perkins, conductor, performer

Label
Semele
Title
Semele
Statement of responsibility
[an opera composed by John Eccles ; to a libretto by William Congreve] ; Julian Perkins, conductor, performer
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Librettist
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
NAXOS
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-1735
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eccles, John
Date of event
2019
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/featuredMedium
  • bass voice
  • violin 8
  • viola
  • cello
  • theorbo
  • soprano voice
  • guitar
  • harpsichord
  • thunder sheet
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/numberOfPerformers
33
Other event information
Recorded
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/performanceMedium
  • violone
  • mezzo soprano voice
  • tenor voice
  • baritone voice
PerformerNote
  • Academy of Ancient Music ; Cambridge Handel Opera Company ; Julian Perkins, harpsichord, director, conductor ; Bojan Cĭcĭć, violin, leader ; Timothy Amherst, violone ; Jonathan Rees, bass violin ; Elin White, Iona Davies, Sijie Chen, Davina Clarke, Liz McCarthy, Bill Thorp, Emilia Benjamin, Jonathan Rees, Gavin Kibble, violins ; Jane Rogers, Jordan Bowron, Carmen Maria Martinez, violas ; William Carter, theorbo, guitar ; Reiko Ichise, bass viol ; Peter Holman, harpsichord ; Elaine So, thunder sheet
  • Gods: Richard Burkhard (Jupiter, King of the Gods), baritone voice ; Helen Charlston (Juno, Queen of the Gods), mezzo-soprano voice ; Héloïse Bernard (Iris, handmaid to Juno), soprano voice ; Bethany Horak-Hallett (Cupid, God of Love), mezzo-soprano voice ; Christopher Foster (Somnus, God of Sleep), bass voice ; Jolyon Loy (Apollo, Sun God and God of Prophecy), baritone voice
  • Mortals: Jonathan Brown (Cadmus, King of Thebes), baritone voice ; Anna Dennis (Semele, daughter of Cadmus), soprano voice ; Aoife Miskelly (Ino, sister of Semele), soprano voice ; William Wallace (Athamas, a prince of Boeotia), tenor voice ; Graeme Broadbent (Chief Priest), bass voice ; Rory Carver (Second Priest, First Augur), tenor voice ; James Rhoads (Third Priest, Second Augur), tenor voice
Place of event
St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London, England
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1977-
  • 1670-1729
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Perkins, Julian
  • Congreve, William
  • Burkhard, Richard
  • Charlston, Helen
  • Bernard, Héloïse
  • Horak-Hallett, Bethany
  • Foster, Christopher
  • Loy, Jolyon
  • Brown, Jonathan
  • Dennis, Anna
  • Miskelly, Aoife
  • Wallace, William
  • Broadbent, Graeme
  • Carver, Rory
  • Rhoads, James
  • Academy of Ancient Music (1973- )
  • Cambridge Handel Opera Company
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Operas
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Label
Semele, [an opera composed by John Eccles ; to a libretto by William Congreve] ; Julian Perkins, conductor, performer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Eccles' opera premiered around 1707. Julian Perkins conducts the Academy of Ancient Music
  • Libretto by William Congreve
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
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Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (:50)
  • (1:21)
  • Hear, mighty queen
  • Iris and Juno
  • (:30)
  • Scene 2.
  • See, after the toils of an amorous fight
  • Cupid
  • (1:39)
  • Come zephyrs, come, while cupid sings
  • Cupid
  • Daughter, obey, hear, and obey
  • (2:44)
  • Dance of the zephyrs (taken from Eccles' A Sett of Aires Made for The Queen's Coronation, movement 8)
  • (1:25)
  • O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  • Semele
  • (:56)
  • Scene 3.
  • Sleep forsaking
  • Cupid
  • (:56)
  • Cadmus and Athamas
  • Let me not another moment
  • Semele
  • (1:42)
  • Lay thy doubts and fears aside
  • Jupiter
  • (:18)
  • Nor was I absent
  • Jupiter
  • (3:11)
  • If cheerful hopes
  • (:53)
  • Semele
  • (:20)
  • If this be love, not you alone
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (3:01)
  • Ah me!/Why sighs my Semele?
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (1:13)
  • With my frailty don't upbraid me
  • Semele
  • Ah me! What refuge now is left me?
  • (2:26)
  • Thy sex of Jove's the masterpiece
  • Jupiter and Semele
  • (1:41)
  • Thy needless fears remove
  • Jupiter
  • (1:20)
  • By my command
  • Jupiter and Semele
  • (1:07)
  • Semele
  • Scene 4.
  • Symphony (taken from Eccles' Rinaldo and Armida, 1699)
  • (1:47) --
  • (:29)
  • See, she blushing turns her eyes
  • Athamas
  • (2:47)
  • Overture (taken from Eccles' Rinaldo and Armida, 1699)
  • Hymen haste, thy torch prepare
  • Athamas
  • (2:16)
  • Alas! She yields, and has undone me
  • Ino, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:35)
  • Why dost thou thus untimely grieve?
  • Cadmus, Ino, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:18)
  • Symphony
  • (1:00)
  • (1:47)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • Athamas
  • (:19)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • Chief Priest, Second Priest, Third Priest
  • (:39)
  • Again auspicious flashes rise
  • Chief Priest, Second Priest, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:00)
  • Act I. Scene 1.
  • Symphony
  • (1:16)
  • Cease your vows
  • Chief Priest
  • (:11)
  • Scene 2.
  • O Athamas, what torture hast thou born!
  • Athamas
  • (:34)
  • Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes
  • Behold auspicious flashes rise
  • Ino
  • (:54)
  • She weeps!
  • Athamas
  • (2:45)
  • Such unavailing mercy is in beauty found
  • Athamas
  • (:20)
  • Ah me, too much afflicted!
  • Ino and Athamas
  • Chief Priest
  • (1:05)
  • You've undone me
  • Ino and Athamas
  • (2:17)
  • Scene 3.
  • Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love!
  • Cadmus, Athamas and Ino
  • (2:14)
  • Scene 4.
  • See, see, Jove's priests and holy augurs come
  • (1:34)
  • Cadmus
  • (1:56)
  • Hail, Cadmus, hail!
  • Chief Priest, First Augur, Second Augur
  • (:12)
  • Endless pleasure, endless love
  • First Augur
  • (1:40)
  • Haste, haste, to sacrifice prepare
  • Chief Priest
  • Lucky omens bless our rites (taken from From This Happy Day, in Eccles' Birthday Ode for 1703, used as basis for reconstruction)
  • (1:49)
  • Cease your mourning / Priests and Augurs
  • (:58)
  • Act II. Scene 1.
  • Symphony
  • (2:27)
  • Iris, impatient of thy stay
  • Juno and Iris
  • (1:02)
  • There from mortal cares retiring
  • Second Priest and Chief Priest
  • Iris
  • (1:27)
  • Thither Flora the fair
  • Iris
  • (2:00)
  • No more - I'll hear no more
  • Juno
  • (2:49)
  • Not one of curst Agenor's race I'll spare
  • Juno
  • (2:56)
  • (2:08) -- Scene 7.
  • Symphony
  • (1:40)
  • Ah me! too late I now repent
  • Semele
  • (:50)
  • Symphony
  • (:14) -- Scene 8.
  • Of my ill-boding dream
  • Ino, Cadmus and Athamas
  • Dull God, can'st thou attend the waters fall
  • (1:56)
  • Scene 9.
  • Apollo comes to relieve your care
  • Apollo
  • (:58)
  • From tyrannous love
  • Apollo
  • (:59)
  • Then mortals be merry
  • Apollo
  • Iris and Juno
  • (:59)
  • Then mortals be merry
  • Chorus
  • (1:43)
  • (:27)
  • Only love on sleep has pow'r
  • Juno and Iris
  • (2:17)
  • Somnus, arise
  • Juno
  • (:29)
  • Act III. Scene 1.
  • More sweet is that name
  • Somnus
  • (2:00)
  • My will obey
  • Juno and Somnus
  • (1:48)
  • Away let us haste
  • Juno and Somnus
  • (1:18)
  • Scene 2.
  • Symphony
  • I love and am lov'd
  • Semele
  • (2:33)
  • Thus shaped like Ino
  • Juno and Semele
  • (1:03)
  • Behold in this mirrour
  • Juno
  • (1:11)
  • O ecstasy of happiness!
  • (1:09)
  • Semele
  • (:54) -- Ah charming all o'er!
  • Semele
  • (:36)
  • Be wise as you are beautiful
  • Juno and Semele
  • (:23)
  • Unknowing your intent
  • Juno
  • (1:47)
  • Somnus, awake
  • But how shall I attain to immortality
  • Semele and Juno
  • (1:23)
  • Thus let my thanks be paid
  • Semele
  • (1:23)
  • Rich odours fill the fragrant air
  • Juno and Semele
  • (:37)
  • Scene 4.
  • Juno and Iris
  • Come to my arms, my lovely fair
  • Jupiter
  • (2:50)
  • Tho' 'tis easie to please you
  • Semele
  • (:56)
  • When I languish with anguish
  • Jupiter
  • (:42)
  • I dare not/Ah fear not
  • (:38)
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (:42)
  • Oh Semele, why art thou thus insensible?
  • Jupiter
  • (:15)
  • I ever am granting
  • Semele
  • (:32)
  • Speak, speak your desire
  • Jupiter
  • Leave me, loathsome light
  • (:38)
  • Swear by the Stygian Lake
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (:26)
  • Then cast off this human shape which you wear
  • Semele
  • (1:31)
  • Ah! take heed what you press
  • Jupiter
  • (1:39)
  • Somnus
  • I'll be pleas'd with no less
  • Semele
  • (:30)
  • Scene 5.
  • Ah! Whither is she gone!
  • Jupiter
  • (2:02)
  • Scene 6.
  • Above measure is the pleasure /
  • Juno
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Label
Semele, [an opera composed by John Eccles ; to a libretto by William Congreve] ; Julian Perkins, conductor, performer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Eccles' opera premiered around 1707. Julian Perkins conducts the Academy of Ancient Music
  • Libretto by William Congreve
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (:50)
  • (1:21)
  • Hear, mighty queen
  • Iris and Juno
  • (:30)
  • Scene 2.
  • See, after the toils of an amorous fight
  • Cupid
  • (1:39)
  • Come zephyrs, come, while cupid sings
  • Cupid
  • Daughter, obey, hear, and obey
  • (2:44)
  • Dance of the zephyrs (taken from Eccles' A Sett of Aires Made for The Queen's Coronation, movement 8)
  • (1:25)
  • O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  • Semele
  • (:56)
  • Scene 3.
  • Sleep forsaking
  • Cupid
  • (:56)
  • Cadmus and Athamas
  • Let me not another moment
  • Semele
  • (1:42)
  • Lay thy doubts and fears aside
  • Jupiter
  • (:18)
  • Nor was I absent
  • Jupiter
  • (3:11)
  • If cheerful hopes
  • (:53)
  • Semele
  • (:20)
  • If this be love, not you alone
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (3:01)
  • Ah me!/Why sighs my Semele?
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (1:13)
  • With my frailty don't upbraid me
  • Semele
  • Ah me! What refuge now is left me?
  • (2:26)
  • Thy sex of Jove's the masterpiece
  • Jupiter and Semele
  • (1:41)
  • Thy needless fears remove
  • Jupiter
  • (1:20)
  • By my command
  • Jupiter and Semele
  • (1:07)
  • Semele
  • Scene 4.
  • Symphony (taken from Eccles' Rinaldo and Armida, 1699)
  • (1:47) --
  • (:29)
  • See, she blushing turns her eyes
  • Athamas
  • (2:47)
  • Overture (taken from Eccles' Rinaldo and Armida, 1699)
  • Hymen haste, thy torch prepare
  • Athamas
  • (2:16)
  • Alas! She yields, and has undone me
  • Ino, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:35)
  • Why dost thou thus untimely grieve?
  • Cadmus, Ino, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:18)
  • Symphony
  • (1:00)
  • (1:47)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • Athamas
  • (:19)
  • Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
  • Chief Priest, Second Priest, Third Priest
  • (:39)
  • Again auspicious flashes rise
  • Chief Priest, Second Priest, Athamas and Semele
  • (1:00)
  • Act I. Scene 1.
  • Symphony
  • (1:16)
  • Cease your vows
  • Chief Priest
  • (:11)
  • Scene 2.
  • O Athamas, what torture hast thou born!
  • Athamas
  • (:34)
  • Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes
  • Behold auspicious flashes rise
  • Ino
  • (:54)
  • She weeps!
  • Athamas
  • (2:45)
  • Such unavailing mercy is in beauty found
  • Athamas
  • (:20)
  • Ah me, too much afflicted!
  • Ino and Athamas
  • Chief Priest
  • (1:05)
  • You've undone me
  • Ino and Athamas
  • (2:17)
  • Scene 3.
  • Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love!
  • Cadmus, Athamas and Ino
  • (2:14)
  • Scene 4.
  • See, see, Jove's priests and holy augurs come
  • (1:34)
  • Cadmus
  • (1:56)
  • Hail, Cadmus, hail!
  • Chief Priest, First Augur, Second Augur
  • (:12)
  • Endless pleasure, endless love
  • First Augur
  • (1:40)
  • Haste, haste, to sacrifice prepare
  • Chief Priest
  • Lucky omens bless our rites (taken from From This Happy Day, in Eccles' Birthday Ode for 1703, used as basis for reconstruction)
  • (1:49)
  • Cease your mourning / Priests and Augurs
  • (:58)
  • Act II. Scene 1.
  • Symphony
  • (2:27)
  • Iris, impatient of thy stay
  • Juno and Iris
  • (1:02)
  • There from mortal cares retiring
  • Second Priest and Chief Priest
  • Iris
  • (1:27)
  • Thither Flora the fair
  • Iris
  • (2:00)
  • No more - I'll hear no more
  • Juno
  • (2:49)
  • Not one of curst Agenor's race I'll spare
  • Juno
  • (2:56)
  • (2:08) -- Scene 7.
  • Symphony
  • (1:40)
  • Ah me! too late I now repent
  • Semele
  • (:50)
  • Symphony
  • (:14) -- Scene 8.
  • Of my ill-boding dream
  • Ino, Cadmus and Athamas
  • Dull God, can'st thou attend the waters fall
  • (1:56)
  • Scene 9.
  • Apollo comes to relieve your care
  • Apollo
  • (:58)
  • From tyrannous love
  • Apollo
  • (:59)
  • Then mortals be merry
  • Apollo
  • Iris and Juno
  • (:59)
  • Then mortals be merry
  • Chorus
  • (1:43)
  • (:27)
  • Only love on sleep has pow'r
  • Juno and Iris
  • (2:17)
  • Somnus, arise
  • Juno
  • (:29)
  • Act III. Scene 1.
  • More sweet is that name
  • Somnus
  • (2:00)
  • My will obey
  • Juno and Somnus
  • (1:48)
  • Away let us haste
  • Juno and Somnus
  • (1:18)
  • Scene 2.
  • Symphony
  • I love and am lov'd
  • Semele
  • (2:33)
  • Thus shaped like Ino
  • Juno and Semele
  • (1:03)
  • Behold in this mirrour
  • Juno
  • (1:11)
  • O ecstasy of happiness!
  • (1:09)
  • Semele
  • (:54) -- Ah charming all o'er!
  • Semele
  • (:36)
  • Be wise as you are beautiful
  • Juno and Semele
  • (:23)
  • Unknowing your intent
  • Juno
  • (1:47)
  • Somnus, awake
  • But how shall I attain to immortality
  • Semele and Juno
  • (1:23)
  • Thus let my thanks be paid
  • Semele
  • (1:23)
  • Rich odours fill the fragrant air
  • Juno and Semele
  • (:37)
  • Scene 4.
  • Juno and Iris
  • Come to my arms, my lovely fair
  • Jupiter
  • (2:50)
  • Tho' 'tis easie to please you
  • Semele
  • (:56)
  • When I languish with anguish
  • Jupiter
  • (:42)
  • I dare not/Ah fear not
  • (:38)
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (:42)
  • Oh Semele, why art thou thus insensible?
  • Jupiter
  • (:15)
  • I ever am granting
  • Semele
  • (:32)
  • Speak, speak your desire
  • Jupiter
  • Leave me, loathsome light
  • (:38)
  • Swear by the Stygian Lake
  • Semele and Jupiter
  • (:26)
  • Then cast off this human shape which you wear
  • Semele
  • (1:31)
  • Ah! take heed what you press
  • Jupiter
  • (1:39)
  • Somnus
  • I'll be pleas'd with no less
  • Semele
  • (:30)
  • Scene 5.
  • Ah! Whither is she gone!
  • Jupiter
  • (2:02)
  • Scene 6.
  • Above measure is the pleasure /
  • Juno
Control code
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
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Media MARC source
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Publisher number
AAM012
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1260451327
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      48 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME, 04240, US
      44.105245 -70.203443