JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
1  from Cantata BWV 30: 'Kommt ihr angefochtnen Sunder' (c. 1738) 8:46
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
 Hercules (HWV 60, 1744-5) 41:20  
2 recit. O Hercules! Why art thou absent from me? (Act 1 Scene 1) 0:46
3 aria. The world when day's career is run (act 1 Scene 1) 4:38
4 recit. Then I am lost! O dreadful oracle! (Act 1 Scene 2) 0:54
5 aria. There in myrtle shades reclined (Act 1 Scene 2) 3:26
  Shannon Snapp continuo cello  
6 recit. Ye lying omens, hence! (Act 1 Scene 3) 0:10
7 aria. Begone, my fears, fly, hence, away (Act 1 Scene 3) 4:31
8 recit. It must be so! fame speaks alound my wrongs (Act 2 Scene 2) 0:51
  with Jayne West soprano (lole)  
9 aria. When beauty sorrow's liv'ry wears (act 2 Scene 2) 4:46
  Danielle Maddon and Lena Wong violiins  
10 recit. O glorious pattern of heroic deeds! (Act 2 Scene 5) 0:38
11 aria. Resign thy club and lion's spoils (Act 2 Scene 5) 6:06
12 aria. Cease, ruler of the day, to rise (Act 2 Scene 6) 3:59
13 duet. Joys of freedom, joys of pow'r (Act 2 Scene 8) 3:56
  with Jayne West soprano (lole)  
14 Mad Scene: Where shall I Fly? Where hide this guilty head? (Act 3 Scene 3) 6:39
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
15  from Cantata BWV 33: 'Wie furchtsam wankten meine Schritte' (c. 1724) 10:43
 John Harbison
 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson mezzo-soprano
 Craig Smith (tracks 1-14)