Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

Acis and Galatea, HWV 49, is a musical work by George Frideric Handel with an English text by John Gay. The work has been variously described as a serenata, a masque, a pastoral or pastoral opera, a "little opera" (in a letter by the composer while it was being written), an entertainment and in the New Grove Dictionary of Music an oratorio. The work was originally devised as a one act masque which premiered in 1718. Handel later adapted the piece into a three act serenata for the Italian opera troupe in ... more

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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 1. Sinfornia
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 2. O the pleasure of the plains
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 3. Ye verdant plains
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 4. Where shall I seek the charming fair
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 5. Stay shepherd stay
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 6. Loi here my love
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 7. Didst thou know
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part I - 8. happy we
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 10. I rage, I melt, I burn
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 11. Whither, fairest
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 12. Would you gain the tender creature
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 13. His hideous love
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 14. Consider fond shepherd
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 15. Cease o cease
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 16. Helpgalatea
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 17. Must I my Acus Still Bemont
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 18. Tis done
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RecordingHandel Society Choir - Acis & Galatea - Part II - 19. Galatea, dry the tears
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