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.
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.
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...
Uses a thundercloud metaphor for the pains of love, but is lyrical rather than stormy.
A pastoral dialogue on the theme of tender love