Theodora, on a libretto by Thomas Morell, was composed between 28 June and 31 July 1749 when Handel was in his 65th year.
Handel's spectacular Oratorio was composed in 1744 from a libretto by Charles Jennens that described the fall of Babylon.
The Vocal Score for this stupendous creation of Bach's mighty genius, composed for SSATB soli, SSATB chorus and orchestra.
The first two of the four duets are rich in harmony, and virtuoso counterpoint.
The second pair of duets have sections varying in both pace and texture; they are diificult but sati...
For Soprano, flute and strings