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A British tar (Ralph/Boatswain/Boatswain's mate/Chorus/Narrator)
A father, off'ring up his only child (Jephtha)
A fox may steal your hens, sir (Peachum)
A many years ago (Buttercup/Chorus/Narrator)
A mother's lament
A thousand, thousand ways
Above measure (Juno)
Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV72 (Handel)
Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (Handel)
Agrippina, HWV6 (Handel)
Ah me! Too late I now repent (Semele)
Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu non mi amasti! (Alcina)
Ah! spietato! e non ti muove (Melissa)
Ah, canst thou but prove me! (Abner)
Ah, crudel (Armida)
Ah, how sweet it is to love
Ah, sommi dei, cui la giustizia arruota
Ah, take heed what you press (Jupiter)
Al lampo dell'armi (Cesare)
Alan Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician
Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Alexander's Feast, HWV75 (Handel)
Alfred (Arne)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Todd)
Alla sua gabbia d'oro (Rossane)
Alles, was ich euch sagte
Almira, HWV1 (Handel)
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Amid a thousand racking Woes (Arbaces)
Among the men, coquets we find (Polly/Lucy)
Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
Anna's Rapid Eye Movement (Pitts)
Apollo comes, to relieve you care (Apollo)
Apollo e Dafne, HWV122 (Handel)
Arianna in Creta, HWV32 (Handel)
Ariodante, HWV33 (Handel)
Artaxerxes (Arne)
As Amoret and Thyrsis lay
At sea
Atalanta, HWV35 (Handel)
Athalia, HWV52 (Handel)
Aure, fonti, ombre gradite (Rossane)
Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs!
Barbara! io ben lo so
Barbaro, partirò (Polinessa)
Behold! Auspicious flashes rise (High Priest)
Behold, O mightiest of Gods
Bel piacere
Benedicite, omnia opera (Archer)
Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV38 (Handel)
Bless the glad earth with heav'nly lays
Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z574 (Purcell)
Breathe Freely (Wagstaff)
But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round (Ino)
But, tell me (Buttercup/Boatswain)
Caddi, è ver (Lucifero)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Albinoni)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Ciampi)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Courcelle)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Hasse)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Leo)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Pollarolo)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Sellito)
Caio Fabbricio, HWVA9 (Handel/Vinci)
Can I survive this overbearing (Ralph/Chorus/Dick/Josephine/Hebe/Boatswain)
Cara pianta (Apollo)
Cara speme, questo core (Sesto)
Cara sposa (Rinaldo)
Carefully on tiptoe stealing (Chorus/Dick/Captain)
Caro padre, a me non dei
Castor et Pollux (Rameau/Aareskjold/Bennett)
Catone, HWVA7 (Handel/Porpora)
Cease your funning
Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed
Cease, ruler of the day, to rise (Dejanira)
Celia has a thousand charms
Charles's study
Che tirannia d'amor! (Lisaura)
Chi m'insegna il caro padre?
Chi t'intende? o cieca instabile! (Berenice)
Chiedo amore
Christopher Morcom died very suddenly
Cielo! Se tu il consenti (Orlando)
Codebreaker (McCarthy)
Coffee-spoon cavatina
Come all ye songsters
Come if you dare, our trumpets sound
Come in ciel benigna stella (Dafne)
Come to my arms, my lovely fair (Jupiter)
Come, let us leave the town
Come, se ti vedrò, cara, partir potró?, HWV482/5
Come, shepherds, lead up a lively measure
Come, Zephyrs, come, while Cupid sings (Cupid)
Con l'ali di costanza (Ariodante)
Cor di padre, e cor d' amante (Asteria)
Correte pur a fiumi, amare lacrime
Da tempeste il legno infranto (Cleopatra)
Dance for Chinese Man and Woman
Das Berliner Requiem (Weill/McBurney)
De Profundis
Dea triforme, astro fecondo (Elpidia)
Deep in the night
Deh! lascia addolcire quell’aspro rigor (Apollo/Dafne)
Deidamia, HWV42 (Handel)
Der Liebe himmlisches Gefühl, K119 (Mozart/Bliss)
Despair no more shall wound me (Athamas)
Desterò dall' empia Dite (Melissa)
Dica il falso, dica il vero (Rossane)
Dido and Aeneas, Z626 (Purcell)
Dissembling, false, perfidious Hercules!
Dite pace, e fulminate (Elmira)
Dopo l'orrore (Ottone)
Dopo notte (Ariodante)
Dove sei, amato bene? (Bertarido)
È tale Otton? – Falsa imagine (Teofane)
È ver che all'amo intorno (Cesare)
E vivo ancora? E senza il ferro?
Echo dance of Furies
Elisa che ricerchi – Voglio amore (Elisa)
Ezio, HWV29 (Handel)
Fair Iris and her swain
Fair moon, to thee I sing (Captain/Narrator)
Fairest isle, all isles excelling
Farewell, my own (Ralph/Josephine/Sir Joseph/Boatswain/Dick/Hebe/Buttercup/Chorus)
Fate gave the word, the arrow sped
Felicissima quest’alma (Dafne)
Fill up the bowl (Poet/Fairies/chorus)
Floridante, HWV14 (Handel)
Fonti amiche, aure leggiere (Seleuce)
For folded flocks (Three Shepherds)
For I hold that on the seas (Sir Joseph/Hebe/Chorus/Narrator)
For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature
For you (Berkeley)
Forgive me, Lucia, but there are no coffee spoons
Fra l'ombre e gl'orrori (Polifemo)
Full fathom five
Gelido in ogni vena (Cosroe)
Gelosia, spietata Aletto (Alceste)
Geme la tortorella
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Giustino, HWV37 (Handel)
Good Friday Music
Gordon Brown's apology
Great Love, I know thee now (Cold Genius)
Guitar's chaconne
Hail Cadmus, hail! – Endless pleasure, endless love (Augur/chorus)
Hail! Great parent of us all
Hail, men-o'-war's men – I’m called Little Buttercup (Buttercup/Narrator)
Happy pair
Happy, happy shall we be
Hark how all things with one sound rejoice (2nd Woman)
Hark how the hounds and horn (Theseus)
Hark how the songsters
Hark the echoing air a triumph sings (1st Woman/chorus)
Hence, Iris, hence away (Juno)
Hercules, HWV60 (Handel)
Here's the Summer (Summer)
Hide thou thy hated beams, O sun, in clouds (Jephtha)
Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau/Aareskjold/Bennett)
Hist, hist! I hear my mother call (Theodosia)
Hither this way
HMS Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor (Sullivan)
How blest are shepherds (Shepherd/chorus)
How cruel are the traitors (Lucy/Macheath)
How engaging, how endearing
How happy the lover
Hush, no more (Sleep/chorus)
Hyperboloids of wondrous light
I am come to lock all fast (Mystery)
I call you all to Woden's hall
I love a lass (Dumbiedykes)
I must with speed amuse her (Jupiter)
I shall meet him again
If love the virgin's heart invade (Mrs Peachum/Peachum)
If love's a sweet passion (Nymph/Fawn/chorus)
Il crudel m' abbandona, e mi detesta
Il pastor fido, HWV8 (Handel)
Il volo così fido al dolce (Costanza)
Impari ognun da Orlando (Zoroastro)
In this I fear my latest breath (Child)
Incidental music for Thomas Shadwell's operatic version of Shakespeare's play The Tempest (Locke/Smith)
Io son tradito
Io ti levo l'impero dell'armi (Partenope)
It is enough for me by day
Jeanie Deans (MacCunn)
Jephtha, HWV70 (Handel)
Kind Captain (Dick/Captain)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
La finta giardiniera, K196 (Mozart/Isserlis)
La Libertà (Greene)
La Resurrezione, HWV47 (Handel)
La sorte mia vacilla (Antigona)
La Statira (Albinoni/Bennett)
Langue, trema, e prigioniero
Lascia ch'io pianga
L'aura non sempre (Laodice)
Lay your doubts and fears aside (Jupiter)
L'Elpidia, HWVA1 (Handel/Vinci)
Les Indes galantes (Rameau/Bennett)
Let not a moonborn elf mislead ye (Grimbald)
Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
Let the fifes and the clarions (2nd Attendant/3rd Attendant)
Let us dance, let us sing
Let us take the road (Matt)
Lotario, HWV26 (Handel)
Love in a village (Arne)
Lucky omens bless our rites
May the God of Wit inspire
M'hai resa infelice (Deidamia)
Mi deride l'amante
Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Ruggiero)
Mie piante correte (Apollo)
M'inganna, me n'avveggo (Oronte)
More sweet is that name (Somnus)
Music for a while
Music for a while
Muzio Scevola, HWV13 (Handel)
My gallant crew, good morning – I am the Captain of the Pinafore (Captain/Chorus)
My heart was so free (Macheath/Polly)
My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed (Semele)
Nel mondo e nell'abisso (Isacio)
Nell'africane selve, HWV136a (Handel)
Never mind the why and wherefore (Captain/Sir Joseph/Josephine/Chorus/Narrator)
Next, Winter comes slowly (Winter)
No part of my dominion shall be waste (Cupid)
No, no, I'll take no less (Semele)
No, più soffrir non voglio (Lisaura)
No, resistance is but vain
Non che non sei capace, K419 (Mozart/Bliss)
Non vi piacque, ingiusti dei (Emira)
Now give three cheers – I am the monarch of the sea (Sir Joseph/Hebe/Chorus)
Now join your warbling voices all
Now Love that everlasting boy invites
Now the maids and the men are making of hay (Coridon/Mopsa)
O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord
O diva Ecate, sian d'effetto vuoti
O Dolly, I part (Roger)
O Jove! In pity teach me which to choose (Semele)
O let me weep
O Libertà, o Dea Celeste, e Bella!
O sleep, why dost thou leave me (Semele)
O too lovely, too unkind (Arbaces)
O, lead me to some peaceful gloom
O, let me forever weep
Obey my will, thy rod resign (Juno/Somnus)
Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell)
Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell/Boothby)
Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen (Josephine/Hebe/Ralph/Dick/Captain/Chorus/Buttercup/Sir Joseph)
Oh! would that I again (Effie)
Ombra cara di mia sposa (Radamisto)
Ombra mai fù (Serse)
Ombre, piante, urne funeste! (Rodelinda)
One charming night
Or la tromba – Battaglia (Rinaldo)
Orlando, HWV31 (Handel)
Orrida a gl’occhi miei (Ginevra)
Ottone, Re di Germania, HWV15 (Handel)
Over the bright blue sea
Overture in G minor
Parsifal and the Flower Maidens
Partenope, HWV27 (Handel)
Pena tiranna (Dardano)
Pende il ben dell’universo (Apollo)
Perché viva il caro sposa (Esilena)
Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning
Peter Grimes (Britten)
Pharnaces (Bates)
Piangerò la sorte mia (Cleopatra)
Piangi pur (Araspe)
Placa l'alma (Rossane/Lisaura)
Platée (Rameau/Aareskjold/Bennett)
Poro, Re dell'Indie, HWV28 (Handel)
Prelude as Hymen enters
Prelude to The Meistersinger from Nürnberg (Wagner/Gould/Williams)
Prepare then, ye immortal choir (Semele/Ino)
Pretty Polly, say (Macheath/Polly)
Pupille sdegnose, sareste pietose, HWV482/4
Pyramus and Thisbe (Lampe)
Qual nave smarrita (Radamisto)
Qual'insolita luce (Lucifero)
Quando mai, spietata sorte (Zenobia)
Quando non vede la cara madre (Pulcheria)
Quanto più fien tenaci
Quest'è dunque la fede? (Alceste)
Radamisto, HWV12a (Handel)
Refrain, audacious tar (Josephine/Ralph/Chorus)
Revenge, Timotheus cries
Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra, HWV23 (Handel)
Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV19 (Handel)
Rodrigo, HWV5 (Handel)
Round thy coasts (Nereid/chorus)
Rule, Britannia
Say, lovely Dream!
Scenes from Parsifal (Wagner/Williams)
Scherza in mar la navicella (Adelaide)
Scherza infida! (Ariodante)
Scipione, HWV20 (Handel)
Se parla nel mio cor (Giustino)
Se possono tanto due luci vezzose (Poro)
Se’l mio duol non è sì forte (Rodelinda)
See my many colour'd fields (Autumn)
See, see, we assemble
See, she appears (Jupiter)
Serse, HWV40 (Handel)
Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying (Two Shepherdesses)
Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto (Argante)
Silla, HWV10 (Handel)
Since from my dear Astrea's sight
Sing me at morn but only with your laugh
Sing while we trip it (Fairy/chorus)
Sing, sing ye druids
Sir, you are sad! (Buttercup/Captain)
Siroe, Re di Persia, HWV24 (Handel)
Sleep for the day is done (Effie)
Sol nel mezzo risona del core (Silvio)
Solitudine amate – Aure, fonti, ombre gradite (Rossane)
Sommi dei (Polinessa)
Somnus, awake (Juno/Iris)
Son qual stanco pellegrino (Alceste)
Song of Songs
Song Tune 'Britons, strike home'
Song Tune 'Fairest Isle'
Song Tune 'If love's a sweet passion'
Song Tune 'Let the soldiers rejoice'
Song Tune 'Round thy coasts'
Song Tune 'Sing while we trip it'
Song Tune 'To arms, to arms'
Sorge infausta una procella (Zoroastro)
Sorry her lot (Josephine/Narrator)
Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
Sound a parley (Cupid/Cold Genius)
Spezza l’arco e getta l’armi (Apollo)
Stà nell'Ircana (Ruggiero)
Still I'm wishing
Suite from the operas Florindo and Daphne, HWV336, 352-4 (Handel)
Suite in G minor possibly from the opera Nero, HWV453 (Handel)
Sure the dull God of Marriage (1st Woman/2nd Woman/chorus)
Sventurato, godi, o core abbandonata, HWV482/2
Symphony for the entry of Phoebus
Symphony in C major
Symphony in imitation of an echo
Tacerò, purché fedele (Ottone)
Tamerlano, HWV18 (Handel)
Tanti affanni (Ottone)
Tell me why, my charming fair
The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
The Brickdust Man (Dibdin)
The capricious lovers (Rush)
The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z578 (Purcell/Britten)
The Contrabandista, or The Law of the Ladrones (Sullivan)
The Ephesian Matron, or The Widow's Tears (Dibdin)
The exterminating angel (Adès)
The Fairies (Smith)
The Fairy Queen, Z629 (Purcell)
The Foresters, or Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Sullivan)
The Frieths' London house
The Golden Legend (Sullivan)
The Grenadier (Dibdin)
The guardian outwitted (Arne)
The hospital
The hours creep on apace (Josephine/Narrator)
The maid of the mill (Arnold)
The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601 (Purcell)
The miller of Dee
The modes of the court so common are grown (Macheath/Ben/Matt)
The Nightingale (Ralph/Chorus/Buttercup/Narrator)
The Old Batchelor, Z607 (Purcell)
The Plaint
The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
The rehearsal room
The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609 (Purcell)
The tempest, Z631 (Purcell)
The Triumphing dance
The Turn of the Screw, Op 54 (Britten)
The Witches' dance
There in myrtle shades reclined (Dejanira)
There was a jolly miller once lived on the River Dee
There, from mortal cares retiring (Iris/Juno)
They shall be as happy as they're fair (1st Woman/2nd Woman/Hymen/chorus)
Things are seldom what they seem (Buttercup/Captain/Narrator)
Thou doting fool, forbear (Cupid)
Thou, like the glorious Sun (Artabanes)
Thrice happy lovers (Juno)
Thus laugh'd at, jilted and betray'd (Colin)
Thus let my thanks be paid (Semele)
Thus the ever grateful Spring (Spring)
Thus when the swallow, seeking prey (Polly/Macheath/Lucy)
Ti pentirai, crudel, d'aver offeso (Elisa)
Timon of Athens, Z632 (Purcell)
'Tis I that have warn'd ye – 'Tis Love that has warm'd us (Cupid/chorus)
'Tis woman that seduces all mankind (Filch/Peachum)
To the hills and the vales (Chorus)
Tolomeo, Re di Egitto, HWV25 (Handel)
Transformation Music
Tristes apprêts
Tu di pietà mi spogli (Cosroe)
Tu vivi, e punito (Lurcanio)
Tune for trumpets, after Dioclesian
Turing worked tirelessly on decrypting the naval Enigma codes
Tutta raccolta ancor (Berenice)
Two daughters of this aged stream are we (Two Sirens)
Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, Z613 (Purcell)
Un momento di contento (Oronte)
Una guerra ho dentro il seno (Apollo/Dafne)
V' adoro, pupille (Cleopatra)
Vedi l'ape che ingegnosa (Fabio)
Vedrai s' a tuo dispetto (Almira)
Vedrò fra poco (Alceste)
Vengeance, O come inspire me!
Venti turbini (Rinaldo)
Verdi prati (Ruggiero)
Vien con nuova orribil guerrra
Vieni, o cara (Argante)
Vieni, o cara (Claudio)
Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre (Polly/Peachum)
Vo' far guerra, e vincer voglio (Armida)
Volate più dei venti (Porsena)
Vorrei, né pur saprei (Elmira)
Waft her, angels, through the skies (Jephtha)
We sail the ocean blue
We shall be happy
What can it be? (Jeanie)
What ho, thou Genius of this isle! (Cupid)
What shall I do to show how much I love her?
When a cruel long winter (Phoebus)
When Britain first at heaven's command
When he holds up his hand (Lucy/Lockit)
When I am laid in earth 'Dido's lament' (Dido)
When I have often heard young maids complaining (Nymph)
When I was a lad (Sir Joseph/Chorus)
When storms the proud (Abner)
When you censure the age (Lockit/Peachum)
Where shall I fly? (Dejanira)
Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade (Jupiter)
Wondrous light
Would I might be hang'd! (Lucy/Polly/Macheath/Jailer)
Ye blust'ring brethren – Serene and clam (Aeolus)
Ye gentle spirits of the air (Nymph)
You say 'tis love
Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Athamas)
Zeffiretto, che scorre nel prato (Giustino)
Zweiter Bericht über den Unbekannten Soldaten unter dem Triumphbogen
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