Handel* / Sophie Daneman, Daniel Taylor (3), Richard Croft, Nathan Berg, Juliette Galstain, Laurent Slaars, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants ‎– Theodora

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Theodora; HVW 68
1-1 Ouverture 3:04
1-2 Trio 1:33
1-3 Courante 1:39
Part 1
Scene 1
1-4 Recitative: Tis Diocletian's Natal Day (Valens) 0:32
1-5 Air: Go, My Faithful Soldier, Go (Valens) 1:46
1-6 Chorus: And Draw A Blessing Down (Heathens) 2:05
1-7 Recitative: Vouchsafe, Dread Sir, A Gracious Ear (Didymus, Valens) 0:55
1-8 Air: Racks, Gibbets, Sword And Fire (Valens) 3:35
1-9 Chorus: For Ever Thus Stands Fixed The Doom (Heathens) 1:33
Scene 2
1-10 Recitative: Most Cruel Edict! (Didymus) 0:30
1-11 Air: The Rapture'd Soul Defies The Sword (Septimius) 8:27
1-12 Recitative: I Know The Virtues (Septimius) 0:41
1-13 Air: Descend, Kind Pity, Heav'nly Guest (Septimius) 6:17
Scene 3
1-14 Recitative: Tho' Hard My Friends (Theodora) 0:30
1-15 Air: Fond, Flatt'ring World, Adieu! (Theodora) 4:40
1-16 Recitative: O Bright Example Of All Goodness! (Irene) 0:29
1-17 Air: Bane Of Virtue (Irene) 5:25
1-18 Chorus: Come, Mighty Father (Christians) 3:41
Scene 4
1-19 Recitative: Fly, Fly, My Brethren (Messenger, Irene) 0:59
1-20 Air: As With Rosy Steps The Morn (Irene) 5:57
1-21 Chorus: All Pow'r In Heav'n Above (Christians) 2:18
Scene 5
1-22 Recitativo: Mistaken Wretches! (Septimius) 0:19
1-23 Air: Dread The Fruits Of Christian Folly (Septimius) 2:39
1-24 Recitative: Deluded Moral! (Theodora, Spetimius) 1:01
1-25 Acompagnato: O Worse Than Death Indeed! (Theodora) 0:26
1-26 Air; Angles, Ever Brith And Fair (Theodora) 3:20
Scene 6
1-27 Recitative: Unhappy, Happy Crew! (Didymus, Irene) 1:09
1-28 Air: King Heav'n, If Virtue Be Thy Care (Didymus) 5:27
1-29 Recitative: O Love, How Great Thy Pow'r! (Irene) 0:23
1-30 Chorus: Go, Gen'rous Pious Youth 5:52
Part 2
Scene 1
2-1 Recitative: Ye Men Of Antioch (Valens) 0:36
2-2 Chorus: Queen Of Summer, Queen Of Love (Heathens) 0:50
2-3 Air: Wide Spread His Name (Valens) 2:14
2-4 Recitative: Return, Septimius (Valens) 0:37
2-5 Chorus: Venus, Laughing From The Skies (Heathens) 1:18
Scene 2
2-6 Symphony 1:06
2-7 Recitative: O Thou Bright Sun! (Theodora) 0:33
2-8 Air: With Darkness Deep As My Woe (Theodora) 3:56
2-9 Symphony 1:48
2-10 Recitative: But Why Art Thou Disquieted, My Soul? (Theodora) 0:29
2-11 Air: Oh, That I On Wings Could Rise (Theodora) 3:40
Scene 3
2-12 Recitative: Long Have I Known (Didymus, Septimius) 1:07
2-13 Air: Tho' The Honours That Flora And Venus Receive (Septimius) 3:02
2-14 Recitative: O Save Her Then (Didymus, Septimius) 0:36
2-15 Air: Deeds Of Kindness To Display (Didymus) 6:34
Scene 4
2-16 Recitative: The Clouds Begin To Veil The Hemisphere (Irene) 0:38
2-17 Air: Defend Her, Heav'n (Irene) 4:35
2-18 Recitative: Or Lulled With Grief (Didymus) 0:34
2-19 Air: Sweet Rose And Lily, Flow'ry Form (Didymus) 2:43
2-20 Recitative: O Save Me Heav'n (Theodora, Didymus) 1:26
2-21 Air: The Pilgrim's Home, The Sick Man's Health (Theodora) 3:19
2-22 Acompagnato: Forbid It, Heav'n! (Didymus) 0:31
2-23 Recitative: Or Say, What Right Have I (Didymus, Theodora) 1:33
2-24 Duet: To Thee, Thou Glorious Son Of Worth (Theodora, Didymus) 4:34
Scene 6
2-25 Recitative: 'Tis Night, But Night's Sweet Blessing (Irene) 0:44
2-26 Chorus: He Saw The Lovely Youth (Christians) 5:15
Part 3
Scene 1
3-1 Air: Lord, To Thee, Each Night And Day (Irene) 4:20
Scene 2
3-2 Recitative: But See The Good, The Virtuous Didymus! (Irene, Theodora) 0:36
3-3 Air: When Sunk In Anguish And Despair (Theodora) 4:29
3-4 Chorus: Blest Be The Hand (Christians) 3:26
Scene 3
3-5 Recitiative: Undaunted In The Court (Messenger, Irene) 0:45
3-6 Accompangato: O My Irene, Heav'n Is Kind (Theodora) 0:34
3-7 Duet: Whither, Princess, Do You Fly (Irene, Theodora) 0:31
3-8 Recitative: She's Gone, Disdaining Liberty And Life (Irene) 0:31
3-9 Air: New Scenes Of Joy Come Crowding On (Irene) 3:29
Scene 4
3-10 Recitative: Is It A Christian Virtue, Then (Valens, Didymus) 1:53
Scene 5
Recitative: Be That My Doom (Theodora, Septimius
3-11 Recitative: Be That My Doom (Theodora, Septimius) - Air: From Virtue Springs Each Gen'rous Deed (Septimius) 7:05
3-12 Air: Cease, Ye Slaves Your Friends (Septimius) 1:04
3-13 Recitative: 'Tis Kind, My Friends (Didymus, Theodora) 0:55
3-14 Chorus: How Strange Their Ends (Heathens) 4:24
3-15 Recitative: On Me Your Frowns (Didymus, Theodora, Valens) 0:42
Scene 6
3-16 Recitative: And Must Such Beauty Suffer! (Didymus, Theodora, Septimius) 0:39
3-17 Air: Streams Of Pleasure Ever Flowing (Didymus), Duet: Thither Let Our Hearts Aspire (Theodora, Didymus) 5:20
Scene 7
3-18 Recitative: Ere This Their Doom Is Past (Irene) 0:25
3-19 Chorus: O Love Divine, Thou Source Of Fame (Irene, Christians) 4:09

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Notes

Recording: IRCAM (Espace de projection), Paris, 12-20 May 2000
Total Time: 178'10

Includes 80 page booklet with notes and sung text in English, German and French
Cover Illustration: Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) "Mary Magdalene" (c. 1859), Delaware Art Museum (AKG Paris)

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℗ 2015 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company
Manufactured in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0825646098385
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI F016
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0528

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