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The Choice of Hercules, HWV69

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No 01: Sinfonia
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No 02. Accompagnato: See Hercules! how smiles yon myrtle plain (Pleasure)
No 03. Air: Come, blooming boy (Pleasure)
No 04. Air: There the brisk sparkling nectar drain (Pleasure)
No 05. Solo and Chorus: While for thy arms that beauty glows (Pleasure)
No 06. Recitative: Away, mistaken wretch, away! (Virtue)
No 07. Air: This manly youth's exalted mind (Virtue)
No 08. Recitative: Rise, youth! exalt thyself and me! (Virtue)
No 09. Air: Go, assert thy heav'nly race (Virtue)
No 10. Recitative: In peace, in war (Virtue)
No 11. Solo and Chorus: So shalt thou gain immortal praise (Virtue)
No 12. Recitative: Hearst thou, what dangers then thou must engage? (Pleasure)
No 13. Solo and Chorus: Turn thee, youth, to joy and love (Pleasure)
No 14. Recitative: Short is my way, fair, easy, smooth and plain (Pleasure/Hercules)
No 15. Air: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)
No 16. Air: Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove (Attendant on Pleasure)
No 17. Recitative: Oh! whither, reason, dost thou fly? (Hercules)
No 18. Trio: Where shall I go? (Hercules/Pleasure/Virtue)
No 19. Recitative: Mount, mount the steep ascent (Virtue)
No 20. Air: Mount, mount the steep ascent (Virtue)
No 21. Chorus: Arise! mount the steep ascent
No 22. Recitative: The sounds breathe fire celestial (Hercules)
No 23. Air: Lead, goddess, lead the way! (Hercules)
No 24. Chorus: Virtue will place thee in that blest abode

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Details for HYP201206 track 5
No 15, Air: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)
Recording date
12 August 2011
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Arias for Guadagni (CDA67924)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 2012
  2. Hyperion monthly sampler – June 2012 (HYP201206)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: June 2012
    Download-only monthly sampler
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