Handel: Theodora (3xCD)
Released: February 27, 2012
Works1 Theodora, oratorio, HWV 68
Composer: Handel, George Frederick
1. Overture in G minor
2. 'Tis Dioclesian's natal day
3. Go my faithful soldier, go
4. And draw a blessing down on his imperial crown
5. Vouchsafe, dread Sir, a gracious ear
6. Racks, gibbets, sword, and fire shall speak
7. For ever thus stands fix'd the doom
8. Most cruel edict!
9. The raptur'd soul defies the sword
10. I know thy virtues
11. Descend, kind Pity, heav'nly guest
12. Though hard, my friends
13. Fond flatt'ring world, adieu!
14. O bright example of all goodness!
15. Bane of virtue, nurse of passions
16. Come, mighty Father, mightly Lord
17. Fly, my brethren!
18. As with rosy steps the morn advancing
19. All pow'r heaven above, or earth beneath
20. Mistaken wretches! why thus blind to fate
21. Dread the fruits of christian folly
22. Deluded mortal! call it not rebellion
23. Oh worse than death indeed!
24. Angels, ever bright and fair
25. Unhappy, happy crew!
26. Kind Heav'n if virtue be thy care
27. Oh love, how great thy pow'r!
28. Go, gen'rous pious youth
29. Ye men of Antioch, with solemn pomp
30. Queen of summer, queen of love
31. Wide spread his name and make his glory
32. Return, Septimius
33. Venus laughing from the skies
34. Sinfonia in G minor
35. Oh thou bright sun!
36. With darkness deep, as is my woe
Klaus Mertens - Baritone/Bass -
Klaus Mertens - Baritone/Bass/Bass-barito -
Knut Schoch - Tenor -
Franz Vitzthum - -
Joachim Carlos Martini - -
Christina Wieland - -
Diana Schmid - -
Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra
Joachim Carlos Martini
Vocal and Choral - Basilika Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Reim, Germany