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

Contents

Performances

Naxos Search

Search key:

Javascript not enabled.

Synthesized/MIDI

Overture

MID file (audio/video)
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

Performers Nils Jönsson
Publisher Info. Nils Jönsson
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Prelude (Act II)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

MP3 file (audio)
Michrond (2016/10/6)

Performers MIDI
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Sheet Music

Full Scores

Complete

PDF scanned by US-DN
Feduol (2014/3/15)

PDF scanned by CDN-Tu
Carolus (2015/10/7)

Publisher. Info. London: John Walsh, n.d.(ca.1743).
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
Handel-HWV049walsh.jpg

PDF scanned by D-Mbs
Ivdruiz (2008/7/13)

Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 3
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1858. Plate H.W. 3.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-HG Band 3.pdf

Overture

PDF typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

ZIP typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

Editor Nils Jönsson
Publisher. Info. Nils Jönsson
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-HWV49ouv.pdf

Recitative and Aria: "Ye verdant plains; Hush, hush, ye pretty warbling quire" (No.3)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

Editor Richard Shann
Publisher. Info. Richard Shann
Copyright
Misc. Notes The opening recit and aria; music input using Denemo, typesetting by LilyPond
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-AcisAndGalatea-Default Score Layout.pdf

Parts

Selections (Nos.1, 2)

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/6/20)

Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig (ca.1706-1773)
Johann Gottlieb Morgenstern (1687-1763)
Johann Gottlieb Haußstädler (ca.1730-ca.1800)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1731-55).
Copyright
Misc. Notes Schrank II collection ; RISM 212001008
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-handel acis & galatea ov 321307860.pdf

Overture

PDF typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

PDF typeset by editor
Oboenils (2014/12/25)

Editor Nils Jönsson
Publisher. Info. Nils Jönsson
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-HWV49ouv - Hautb- 1.mo.pdf

Recitative and Aria: "Ye verdant plains; Hush, hush, ye pretty warbling quire" (No.3)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

PDF typeset by editor
Rshann (2013/4/24)

Editor Richard Shann
Publisher. Info. Richard Shann
Copyright
Misc. Notes The opening recit and aria; music input using Denemo, typesetting by LilyPond
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-AcisAndGalatea-Soprano.pdf

Vocal Scores

Complete

PDF scanned by Google
Carolus (2010/12/4)

Arranger Vincent Novello (1781-1861), piano reduction
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1865).
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

PDF scanned by RUS-Mrg
Bassani (2012/9/14)

Editor Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer and Co., n.d.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Händel - Serenata.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
operalala (2009/9/20)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Carolus (2015/10/7)

Arranger Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901), reduction
Language English / German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d. Plate 11433.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).Plate K 6208.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Possibly first issued by Rieter-Biedermann in the 1860s and later reissued by Peters.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Handel--Acis and Galatea--vocal score, K 6208.pdf

Selections

PDF scanned by US-PRV
Fynnjamin (2012/11/4)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: I. Walsh, n.d.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Some pages are engraved in a different (later 18th century) style, as though this is a later imprint of old plates with some replaced.
Contains numbers 3-8, 11-15, 16b, 17, 19, 23.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

PDF scanned by US-R
Massenetique (2011/11/3)

PDF scanned by US-R
Massenetique (2011/11/3)

Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909
Language English
Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vol.I: For High Voice.
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plates ML-1080-1081.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Handel - Acis and Galatea - Love in her eyes VS Sibley.1802.16201.pdf

PDF scanned by Google / Harvard
Massenetique (2011/11/7)

Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Volume II: For Low Voice.
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1118-7.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Handel - Acis and Galatea - O ruddier than the cherry VS.pdf

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections

For Voices, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (Mozart)

PDF typeset by editor
Wettgesang (2013/2/25)

Arranger Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Editor Wettgesang
Language German
Translator Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803), German text
Publisher. Info. Wettgesang
Copyright
Misc. Notes Nos.4, 12 in the Mozart arrangement
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Damon variations.pdf
For Piano solo (Rimbault)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Timtin (2012/9/5)

Arranger Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-1876)
Publisher. Info. London: D'Almaine and Co., n.d.(ca.1850). Plate 13,455.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-Händel Acis und Galatea HWV049 (2H Rimbault).pdf

Prelude (Act II)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

PDF typeset by arranger
Michrond (2016/10/6)

ZIP typeset by arranger
Michrond (2016/10/6)

Arranger Michel Rondeau
Publisher. Info. Michel Rondeau
Copyright
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP44359-HanHWV49ALL.pdf
Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Acis and Galatea
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 49
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: Where shall I seek the charming fair (Acis)
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: Happy we (Acis, Galatea)
9. Chorus: Happy we (Shepherds, Nymphs)
  • Act II
10. Chorus: Wretched lovers (Shepherds, Nymphs)
11. Recitative: I rage, I melt (Polyphemus)
12. Aria: O ruddier than the cherry (Polyphemus)
13. Recitative: Whither, fairest, art thou running (Polyphemus)
14. Aria: Cease to beauty to be suing (Polyphemus)
15. Aria: Would you gain the tender creature (Damon)
16. Recitative and Aria (Acis)
a. Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage
b. Aria: Love sounds th'alarm
17. Aria: Consider, fond shepherd (Damon)
18. Recitative: Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth (Galatea)
19. Trio: The flocks shall leave the mountains (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus)
20. Recitative: Help, Galatea (Acis)
21. Chorus: Mourn, all ye muses (Shepherds, Nymphs)
22. Solo with Chorus: Must I my Acis still bemoan (Galatea, Shepherds, Nymphs)
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: Galatea, dry thy tears (Shepherds, Nymphs)
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.