Handel's spectacular Oratorio was composed in 1744 from a libretto by Charles Jennens that described the fall of Babylon.
For Oboe, Oboe D'Amore and Oboe da Caccia. Volume 7
Handel's A major setting of the Te Deum (HWV282), a companion piece to the anthem Let God Arise, also now available, first performed at the Chapel Royal in 1724.
One of two new additions to the Novello Handel Edition, the vocal score of Let God Arise (HWV256b), originally written as one of the so-called Chandos anthems, was re-scored for the Chapel Royal in 1724. Edited by Donald Burrows.
Pergolesi's Stabat mater features a lively declamation of the text and great melodic appeal and expressiveness.