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A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare 'The Shakespeare Ode'

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Linley: A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare
CDH55253

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Overture Part 1: Andante – Allegro
Overture Part 2: Minuetto
Part 1 No 01. Chorus: O guardian of that sacred land
Track 3 on CDH55253 [4'27]
Part 1 No 02. Recitative: 'Tis thine alone (Spirit of Avon)
Track 4 on CDH55253 [1'00]
Part 1 No 03. Air: Come then, O Fancy, bend thy bow (Spirit of Avon)
Track 5 on CDH55253 [2'24]
Part 1 No 04. Recitative: At Shakespeare's happy birth (Fancy)
Track 6 on CDH55253 [1'20]
Part 1 No 05. Air: And now is come the fated hour (Fancy)
Track 7 on CDH55253 [1'59]
Part 1 No 06. Chorus: Be Shakespeare born!
Track 8 on CDH55253 [2'13]
Part 1 No 07. Recitative: So spake the god (Spirit of Avon)
Track 9 on CDH55253 [0'26]
Part 1 No 08. Air: There in old Arden's inmost shade (Spirit of Avon)
Track 10 on CDH55253 [3'09]
Part 1 No 09. Recitative: And as before his purged eyes (Spirit of Avon)
Track 11 on CDH55253 [0'24]
Part 1 No 10. Air: Thy hand his youthful footsteps led (Spirit of Avon)
Track 12 on CDH55253 [3'50]
Part 1 No 11. Air: Some drive the clam'rous owl away (Fancy)
Track 13 on CDH55253 [1'59]
Part 1 No 12. Chorus: Some drive the clam'rous owl away
Part 2 No 01. Recitative: But oh! what sudden gloom (Fearful observer)
Track 15 on CDH55253 [1'42]
Part 2 No 02. Chorus: By the pale light of yon blue fire
Track 16 on CDH55253 [0'37]
Part 2 No 03. Recitative: See, through the glimmering darkness of the cave (Fearful observer)
Track 17 on CDH55253 [0'18]
Part 2 No 04. Chorus: What howling whirlwinds rend the sky!
Track 18 on CDH55253 [1'48]
Part 2 No 05. Recitative: For whom, at yonder livid flame (Fearful observer)
Track 19 on CDH55253 [1'13]
Part 2 No 06. Air: Whither ye beldames do ye roam? (Fearful observer)
Track 20 on CDH55253 [4'03]
Part 2 No 07. Air with chorus: The tempests cease (Spirit of Avon and Chorus)
Track 21 on CDH55253 [3'14]
Part 2 No 08. Recitative: No more the elves, with printless pace (Spirit of Avon)
Track 22 on CDH55253 [0'30]
Part 2 No 09. Air: Ariel, who sees thee now? (Spirit of Avon)
Track 23 on CDH55253 [3'59]
Part 2 No 10. Recitative: No more shalt thou upon the sharp north run (Fancy)
Track 24 on CDH55253 [0'24]
Part 2 No 11. Duet: For who can wield like Shakespeare's skilful hand? (Fancy and Spirit of Avon)
Track 25 on CDH55253 [4'52]
Part 2 No 12. Chorus: Yet, Fancy, once again on Britain smile
Track 26 on CDH55253 [3'20]

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