Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Oboenils (2014/12/25)

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Aria: Would you gain the tender creature (Act II, No.15)

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Recitative and Aria: Ye verdant plains; Hush, hush (No.3)

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Fynnjamin (2011/6/20)

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Recitative and Aria: Ye verdant plains; Hush, hush (No.3)

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4 more: Piccolo • Violins I • Violins II • Basso (Cellos, Basses, Keyboard)

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Carolus (2010/12/4)

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Arranger Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901), reduction
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d. Plate 11433.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).Plate K 6208.
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Massenetique (2011/11/3)

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Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs of G.F. Handel, Vol.I: For High Voice (pp.15-25)
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Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs of G.F. Handel, Vol.II: For Low Voice (pp.6-12)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Wettgesang (2013/2/25)

Arranger Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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Timtin (2012/9/5)

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Chorus: Wretched Lovers (Act II, No.10)

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Aria: Would you gain the tender creature (Act II, No.15)

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General Information

Work Title Acis and Galatea
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Ացիս և Գալատեա; Acis i Galatea (Händel); 아시스와 갈라테아; Acis y Galatea; Aci e Galatea; Acis ve Galatea; Acis és Galatea; Акид и Галатея
Name Aliases Acis e Galatea
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 49
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
  • Act I.
1. Overture
2. Chorus: Oh the pleasure of the plains (Shepherds, Nymphs)
3. Recitative and Aria (Galatea)
a. Recitative: Ye verdant plains
b. Aria: Hush, hush, ye pretty warbling quire
4. Aria (Acis): Where shall I seek the charming faie
5. Recitative and Aria (Damon)
a. Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay
b. Aria: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing
6. Recitative and Aria (Acis)
a. Recitative: Lo! here my love
b. Aria: Love in her eyes sits playing
7. Recitative and Aria (Galatea)
a. Recitative: Oh! didst thou know the pains
b. Aria: As when the dove
8. Duet (Acis, Galatea): Happy we
9. Chorus (Shepherds, Nymphs): Happy we
  • Act II
10. Chorus (Shepherds, Nymphs): Wretched lovers
11. Recitative (Polyphemus): I rage, I melt
12. Aria (Polyphemus): O ruddier than the cherry
13. Recitative (Polyphemus): Whither, fairest, art thou running
14. Aria (Polyphemus): Cease to beauty to be suing
15. Aria: Would you gain the tender creature
16. Recitative and Aria (Acis)
a. Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage
b. Aria: Love sounds th'alarm
17. Aria (Damon): Consider, fond shepherd
18. Recitative (Galatea): Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth
19. Trio (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus): The flocks shall leave the mountains
20. Recitative (Acis): Help, Galatea
21. Chorus (Shepherds, Nymphs): Mourn, all ye muses
22. Solo with Chorus (Galatea, Shepherds, Nymphs): Must I my Acis still bemoan
23. Recitative and Aria (Galatea)
a. Recitative: Tis done, thus I exert my pow'r divine
b. Aria: Heart, the seat of soft delight
24. Chorus (Shepherds, Nymphs): Galatea, dry thy tears
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1718, revised 1732, 1739
First Publication. 1743 ca. or before
Librettist John Gay (1685-1732)
with possible additions by John Hughes (1677-1720) and/or Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
after Ovid's Metamorphoses, xiii.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Galatea (soprano)
Acis (tenor)
Damon (tenor or soprano)
Polyphemus (bass)
Mixed Chorus
Shepherds and Nymphs
Orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto (Naxos.com)
Acis and Galatea - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information (From the wikipedia article)
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) as 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 London in 1732, which incorporated a number of songs (still in Italian) from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72, his 1708 setting of the same story to different music. He later adapted the original English work into its two-act form in 1739.