Theodora (1750)

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Full name of work:Theodora (1750)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
Music category:Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Name of file creator:Hooper, John
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
Running time:03:05:48
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following:-

Part 1
01-Ouvrt.nwc 1: Ouverture
. . Trio
. . Courante
02a-Dioc.nwc 2a: 'Tis Diocletion's natal day
02b-GoMy.nwc 2b: Go, my faithful soldier
03-bless.nwc 3: And draw a blessing down
04-Vouch.nwc 4: Vouchsafe, dread Sir
05-Racks.nwc 5: Racks, gibbets, sword and fire
06-doom.nwc 6: For ever thus stand fix'd the doom
07a-edict.nwc 7: Most cruel edict
07b-soul.nwc 7b: The raptur'd soul
08a-virtu.nwc 8: I know thy virtues
08b-Pity.nwc 8b: Descend, kind Pity
09a-hard.nwc 9: Though hard, my friends
09b-Fond.nwc 9b: Fond, flatt'ring world, adieu!
10a-brite.nwc 10: O bright example
10b-Bane.nwc 10b: Bane of virtue
11-Come.nwc 11: Come, mighty Father
12-Fly.nwc 12: Fly. Fly, my brethren
13-rosy.nwc 13: As with rosy steps the morn
14-Heavn.nwc 14: All pow'r in Heav'n above
15a-Mistk.nwc 15: Mistaken wretches
15b-Dread.nwc 15b: Dread the fruits of Christian folly
16-Delud.nwc 16: Deluded mortal!
17a-worse.nwc 17: O worse than death indeed!
17b-Angel.nwc 17b: Angels, ever bright and fair
18a-crew.nwc 18: Unhappy, happy crew<
18b-Kind.nwc 18b: Kind Heaven, if virtue be thy care
19-Love.nwc 19: O Love, how great thy pow'r!
20-youth.nwc 20: Go, gen'rous, pious youth
Part 2
21-Antio.nwc 21: Ye men of Antioch
22-Queen.nwc 22: Queen of Summer, Queen of Love
23-Wide.nwc 23: Wide spread his name
24-Retrn.nwc 24: Return, Septimius
25-Venus.nwc 25: Venus laughing from the skies
26-Symph.nwc 26: Symphony
27a-thou-1.nwc 27: O thou bright sun!
1st Alternative
27a-thou-2.nwc 27: O thou bright sun!
2nd Alternative
27b-deep.nwc 27b: With darkness deep
28A-SoftSymph.nwc 28: Symphony of Soft Music
A-1st Alternative
28B-SoftSymph.nwc 28: Symphony of Soft Music
B-2nd Alternative
29a-why.nwc 29: But why art thou disquieted?
29b-wing.nwc 29b: O that I on wings could rise
30-Long.nwc 30: Long have I known thy friendly social soul
31-honour.nwc 31: Though the honours
32a-save.nwc 32: O save her then
32b-Deeds.nwc 32b: Deeds of kindness
33a-clouds.nwc 33: The clouds begin to veil
33b-Defend.nwc 33b: Defend her, Heav'n
34a-grief.nwc 34a: Or lull'd with grief
34b-Sweet.nwc 34b: Sweet rose and lily
35-Osave.nwc 35: O save me, Heav'n
36-pilgrim.nwc 36: The pilgrim's home
37-Forbid.nwc 37: Forbid it, Heav'n
38-worth.nwc 38: To thee, thou glorious son of worth
39-night.nwc 39: 'Tis night
40-youth.nwc 40: He saw the lovely youth
Part 3
41-Lordnwc 41: Lord, to Thee each night and day
42-good.nwc 42: But see, the good, the virtuous Didymus
43-sunk.nwc 43: When sunk in anguish
44-Blest.nwc 44: Blest be the hand
45-court.nwc 45: Undaunted in the court
46-Whith.nwc 46: Whither, Princess, do you fly?
47a-gone.nwc 47: She's gone
47b-joy.nwc 47b: New scenes of joy
48-virtu.nwc 48: Is it a Christian virtue, then?
49-virtue.nwc 49: From virtue springs each gen'rous deed
50-Cease.nwc 50: Cease, ye slaves, your fruitless pray'r
51-kind.nwc 51: 'Tis kind, my friends
52-ends.nwc 52: How strange their ends
53-frown.nwc 53: On me your frowns
54-justice.nwc 54: Ye ministers of justice
55-beauty.nwc 55: And must such beauty suffer?
56-Streams.nwc 56: Streams of pleasure ever flowing
57-doom.nwc 57: Ere this, their doom is past.
58-Love.nwc 58: O Love Divine</A></TD>
There are no text/lyrics; this File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). My Website (above) also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is a competent performance of this Work by various soloists, the Glyndebourne Chorus, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with William Christie, conductor, on YouTube at
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