Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Choice of Hercules: Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel 1:19
2 The Choice of Hercules: "See Hercules! how smiles yon myrtle plain"
George Frideric Handel 2:42
3 The Choice of Hercules: "Come, blooming boy"
George Frideric Handel 2:19
4 The Choice of Hercules: "There the brisk sparkling nectar drain"
George Frideric Handel 2:36
5 The Choice of Hercules: "While for thy arms that beauty glows"
George Frideric Handel 2:36
6 The Choice of Hercules: "Away, mistaken wretch, away!"
George Frideric Handel 0:30
7 The Choice of Hercules: "This manly youth's exalted mind"
George Frideric Handel 5:32
8 The Choice of Hercules: "Rise, youth! exalt thyself and me!"
George Frideric Handel 0:17
9 The Choice of Hercules: "Go, assert thy heav'nly race"
George Frideric Handel 2:53
10 The Choice of Hercules: "In peace, in war"
George Frideric Handel 0:19
11 The Choice of Hercules: "So shalt thou gain immortal praise"
George Frideric Handel 1:47
12 The Choice of Hercules: "Hearst thou, what dangers then thou must engage"
George Frideric Handel 0:27
13 The Choice of Hercules: "Turn thee, youth, to joy and love"
George Frideric Handel 2:32
14 The Choice of Hercules: "Short is my way, fair, easy, smooth and plain"
George Frideric Handel 0:40
15 The Choice of Hercules: "Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay"
George Frideric Handel 4:20
16 The Choice of Hercules: "Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove"
George Frideric Handel 2:18
17 The Choice of Hercules: "Oh! whither, reason, dost thou fly?"
George Frideric Handel 0:15
18 The Choice of Hercules: "Where shall I go?"
George Frideric Handel 1:48
19 The Choice of Hercules: Recitative "Mount, mount the steep ascent"
George Frideric Handel 0:40
20 The Choice of Hercules: Air "Mount, mount the steep ascent"
George Frideric Handel 1:03
21 The Choice of Hercules: "Arise! mount the steep ascent"
George Frideric Handel 2:08
22 The Choice of Hercules: "The sounds breathe fire"
George Frideric Handel 0:15
23 The Choice of Hercules: "Lead, goddess, lead the way!"
George Frideric Handel 4:49
24 The Choice of Hercules: "Virtue will place thee in that blest abode"
George Frideric Handel 4:35
25 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "Hearken unto me, ye holy children"
Maurice Greene 3:03
26 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "Magnify His name"
Maurice Greene 1:32
27 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "And in praising him you shall say"
Maurice Greene 2:45
28 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "To be a father to the fatherless"
Maurice Greene 1:44
29 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "Therefore shall he receive a glorious kingdom"
Maurice Greene 1:42
30 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: How is he numb'red"
Maurice Greene 0:34
31 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "His name shall endure forever"
Maurice Greene 2:18
32 Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children: "Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers"
Maurice Greene 3:12

Credits

CD 1

assistant engineer:
Andrew Hallifax (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 1–32)
bass vocals:
Peter Harvey (bass-baritone) (2011-03-28 – 2011-03-31) (tracks 30–31)
choir vocals:
Choir of the King’s Consort (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 5, 11, 13, 21, 24)
Choir of the King’s Consort (2011-03-28 – 2011-03-31) (tracks 26–27, 32)
composer:
Maurice Greene (baroque composer) (1728) (tracks 25–32)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1750) (tracks 1–24)
conductor:
Robert King (conductor) (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 1–32)
countertenor vocals:
Robin Blaze (2011-03-28 – 2011-03-31) (tracks 25, 29)
countertenor vocals [Hercules]:
Robin Blaze (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 14–15, 17–18, 22–23)
engineer:
Philip Hobbs (engineer/producer) (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 1–32)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Virtue]:
Alice Coote (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 6–11, 18–20)
orchestra:
The King’s Consort (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 1–32)
producer:
Ben Turner (classical producer) (tracks 1–32)
soprano vocals [Pleasure]:
Susan Gritton (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 2–5, 12–14, 18)
tenor vocals:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (2011-03-28 – 2011-03-31) (tracks 28–29)
tenor vocals [Attendant on Pleasure]:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (track 16)
recorded at:
St. Jude-on-the-Hill in Hampstead, Camden, London, United Kingdom (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (tracks 1–32)
part of:
The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69 (tracks 1–4, 4–15, 15–24)
recording of:
The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69: No. 1. Sinfonia (2001-03-28 – 2001-03-31) (track 1)