66 songs (2 hours and 16 minutes) Released on 1 January 1955
Disc 1
1
Semele, HWV 58: Overture
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Thurston Dart
7:20
2
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Behold! Auspicious Flashes Rise" (Priest)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Thurston Dart
1:57
3
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Lucky Omens Bless our Rites" (Priests)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
4:12
4
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Daughter, Obey" (Cadmus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Thurston Dart
0:28
5
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Ah Me! What Refuge Now Is Left Me?" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:11
6
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "O Jove! In Pity Teach Me Which to Choose" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
2:07
7
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "See, She Blushing Turns her Eyes" (Athamas)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, John Whitworth, Thurston Dart
0:26
8
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Alas, She Yields" (Ino, Athamas, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Helen Watts, John Whitworth, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:17
9
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Why Dost Thou Thus Untimely Grieve?" (Cadmus, Ino, Athamas, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Helen Watts, John Whitworth, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
4:00
10
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Avert These Omens, All ye Pow'rs" (Priests)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
2:10
11
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Again Auspicious Flashes Rise" (Cadmus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Thurston Dart
0:56
12
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Thy Aid, Pronubial Juno, Athamas Implores!" (Athamas, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, John Whitworth, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:30
13
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 1: "Cease, Cease your Vows" (Priests)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
0:32
14
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 3: "Ah, Wretched Prince, Doom'd to Disastrous Love!" (Cadmus, Athamas)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, John Whitworth, Thurston Dart
0:50
15
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 3: "Wing'd with our Fears and Pious Haste" (Cadmus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Thurston Dart
1:26
16
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 3: "Oh Prodigy, to Me of Dire Portent!" (Athamas, Ino)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, John Whitworth, Helen Watts, Thurston Dart
0:22
17
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 4: "See, see, Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come" (Cadmus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George Prangnell, Thurston Dart
0:23
18
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 4: "Hail Cadmus, Hail!" (Priests and Augurs)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
1:48
19
Semele, HWV 58, Act I, Scene 4: "Endless Pleasure, Endless Love" (Semele, Priests and Augurs)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
4:48
20
Semele, HWV 58, Act II: Symphony
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Thurston Dart
2:10
21
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 1: "Awake, Saturnia, from thy Lethargy!" (Juno)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Thurston Dart
1:21
22
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 1: "Hear, Mighty Queen" (Iris)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Brenda Griffith, Thurston Dart
0:12
23
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 1: "With Adamant the Gates Are Barr'd" (Iris)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Brenda Griffith, Thurston Dart
0:44
24
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 1: "Hence, Iris, Hence Away" (Juno)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Thurston Dart
3:08
Disc 2
1
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 2: "O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
4:30
2
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "Let Me Not Another Moment" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:25
3
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "Lay your Doubts and Fears Aside" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
3:58
4
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "You Are Mortal" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
0:27
5
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "With Fond Desiring" & "How Engaging, How Endearing" (Semele, Loves and Zephyrs)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
4:32
6
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "Ah Me! Why Sighs My Semele?" (Jupiter, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:34
7
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "I Must with Speed Amuse Her" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
2:04
8
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "Now Love that Everlasting Boy Invites" (Loves and Zephyrs)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
3:10
9
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "By my Command" (Jupiter, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:35
10
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 3: "Where'er You Walk" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
5:00
11
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 4: "Dear Sister, How Was your Passage Hither?" (Semele, Ino)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Thurston Dart
1:02
12
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 4: "But Hark, the Heav'nly Sphere Turns Round" (Ino)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Helen Watts, Thurston Dart
3:00
13
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 4: "Prepare Then, Ye Immortal Choir" (Semele, Ino)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Thurston Dart
2:21
14
Semele, HWV 58, Act II, Scene 4: "Bless the Glad Earth" (Nymphs and Swains)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
2:56
15
Semele, HWV 58, Act III: Symphony
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Thurston Dart
1:39
16
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 1: "Somnus, Awake" (Juno, Iris)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Brenda Griffith, Thurston Dart
0:38
17
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 1: "Leave Me, Loathsome Light" (Somnus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George James, Thurston Dart
5:23
Disc 3
1
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 1: "Dull God, Canst Thou Attend the Water's Fall" (Juno, Iris)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Brenda Griffith, Thurston Dart
0:44
2
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 1: "More Sweet Is That Name" (Somnus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, George James, Thurston Dart
3:07
3
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 1: "My Will Obey" (Juno, Somnus)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, George James, Thurston Dart
1:26
4
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Thus Shap'd Like Ino" (Juno, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:07
5
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Behold in this Mirror" (Juno)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Thurston Dart
0:28
6
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Oh, Ecstasy of Happiness!" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:19
7
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Myself I Shall Adore" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
3:23
8
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Be Wise, as You Are Beautiful" (Juno, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:26
9
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Conjure Him by his Oath" (Juno)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Thurston Dart
1:18
10
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Thus Let my Thanks Be Paid" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
3:35
11
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 3: "Rich Odours Fill the Fragrant Air" (Juno, Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Anna Pollak, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:28
12
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "Come to my Arms, my Lovely Fair" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
3:33
13
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "O Semele!" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
0:12
14
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "I Ever Am Granting, You Always Complain" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
1:55
15
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "Speak, Speak your Desire" (Semele, Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
0:16
16
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "By that Tremendous Flood" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
0:48
17
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "You'll Grant What I Require?" (Semele, Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
0:15
18
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "Then Cast off this Human Shape" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
0:20
19
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "Ah, Take Heed what You Press" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
1:28
20
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 4: "No, no, I'll Take no Less" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
5:10
21
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 5: "Ah, Whither Is She Gone!" (Jupiter)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, William Herbert, Thurston Dart
3:34
22
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 7: "Ah Me! Too Late I now Repent" (Semele)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Jennifer Vyvyan, Thurston Dart
3:56
23
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 8: "Oh, Terror and Astonishment!" (Priests)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
4:34
24
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 9: "Apollo Comes, to Relieve Your Care" (Apollo)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, Robert Ellis, Thurston Dart
2:27
25
Semele, HWV 58, Act III, Scene 9: "Happy, Happy Shall We Be" (Priests)
New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Anthony Lewis, The Saint Anthony Singers, Thurston Dart
3:19