JOHN ECCLES (c. 1668-1735)
   
  first complete recording  
 The Judgment of Paris 49:37  
  or the Prize Music  
  A Masque  
  First performed at Dorset Gardens on 21 March 1701  
  Published by John Walsh and John Hare (1702)  
  Symphony for Mercury  
1 [ ] - 1:21
2 [ ] - 2:17
3 Slow - 1:46
4 Brisk 0:56
5 Mercury: 'From high Olympus, and the Realms above' 3:26
6 Paris: 'O Ravishing Delight!' 2:37
7 Mercury: 'Fear not, Mortal: none shall harm thee' 1:28
8 Mercury: 'Happy thou of Human Race' 1:51
9 Symphony for Juno - 3:45
  Juno: 'Saturnia, Wife of Thundring Jove, am I'  
10 Symphony for Pallas - 2:27
  Pallas: 'This way, Mortal, bend thy Eyes'  
11 Symphony for Venus - 4:07
  Venus: 'Hither turn thee, gentle Swain'  
12 Venus, Pallas, Juno: 'Hither turn thee, gentle Swain' 1:52
13 Paris: 'Distracted I turn, but I cannot decide' 2:28
14 Symphony - 3:31
  Juno: 'Let Ambition fite thy Mind' 3:31      
15 Pallas: 'Awake, awake, they Spirits raise' 1:13
16 Pallas: 'Hark, hark! the glorious Voice of War…' 1:16
17 Pallas: 'Oh what Joys does Conquest yield!' 1:05
18 Chorus: 'O how glorius 'tis to see…' 1:10
19 Symphony 1:17
20 Venus: 'Stay, lovely Youth, delay thy Choice' 2:59
21 Venus: 'Nature fram'd thee sure for Loving' 3:48
22 Paris: 'I yield, I yield, O take the Prize' 1:10
23 Grand Chorus: 'Hither all ye Graces, all ye Loves' 1:43
 Roderick Williams baritone - Mercury
 Benjamin Hulett tenor - Paris
 Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano - Juno
 Claire Booth soprano - Pallas
 Lucy Crowe soprano - Venus
 Three Mad Songs 12:23  
  from A Collection of Songs published by John Walsh and John Hare (1704)  
24 'Restless in Tought disturb'd in Mind' 4:12
 Lucy Crowe soprano
25 'Love's but the frailty of the Mind' 4:34
 Claire Booth soprano
26 'I Burn, I burn, my Brain consumes to Ashes' 3:26
 Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
 Christian Curnyn
  22 and 23 July 2008