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HANDEL: Tobit

Compiled by John Christopher Smith from Handel’s operas, oratorios and other works, the oratorio Tobit, sometimes described as a pastiche, provided a winning synthesis of religion and entertainment at a time when newly-minted oratorios, drawing chiefly on biblical subjects were in vogue. The story of the pious and steadfast Tobit (Tobias the elder) is taken from the apocryphal Book of Tobias, in which he is persecuted for burying the dead. Patient in adversity, Tobit is finally restored to health and prosperity, while his son, Tobias, is safely married to Sarah.



Disc 1

Handel, George Frideric
Smith, J. Christopher, arranger(s)

  Tobit
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Ouverture 00:05:04
2.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 1: Recitative: Happy Assyria (A Ninevite) 00:00:15
3.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 1: Hear us, O Baal (Chorus) 00:01:53
4.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 2: Recitative: How Soon Eclips'd is human joy (Tobit) 00:00:51
5.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 2: O Lord, whom we adore (Tobit) - Hear from thy mercies seat (Chorus) 00:04:59
6.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Recitative: The Lord hath heard my pray'r (Tobias) 00:00:27
7.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Air: Will God, whose mercies ever flow (Tobias) 00:02:18
8.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Recitative: But Say, my Rightous Lord (Anna, Tobit) 00:00:43
9.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Duet: To Steal a Grave (Anna, Tobit) 00:04:42
10.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Recitative: Your Pardon (Tobias) 00:00:26
11.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Air: Boistrous Winds and Billows rolling (Tobias) 00:07:40
12.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 3: Tyrants may a while presume (Chorus) 00:02:51
13.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: Sinfonia 00:00:49
14.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: Accompagnato: Ah, Wretched Sarah! (Sarah) 00:01:18
15.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: Air: Paid be my Adoration (Sarah) 00:02:36
16.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: Recitative: Be comforted, my Daughter (Raguel) 00:00:38
17.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: Air: The Lord Sends his Thunders (Raguel) 00:03:11
18.   Play with flash player Part I Scene 4: All Pow'r in Heav'n above or Earth beneath (Chorus) 00:02:51
19.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 1: Sinfonia 00:00:44
20.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 1: Accompagnato: Alas! To what Variety of Ills (Tobit) 00:01:55
21.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 1: Air: In great Jehovah (Tobit) 00:01:25
22.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 2: Recitative: Happy in thee, my Son (Tobit) 00:00:39
23.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 2: Air: Descend, kind Pity (Azarias) 00:08:57
24.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 2: Impartial heav'n (Chorus) 00:03:04
25.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 3: Recitative: If Blindness, Scorn, Contempt and Misery (A Ninevite) 00:00:45
26.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 3: O Baal, Monarch of the Skies! (Chorus) 00:01:51
27.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 3: Ritornello 00:00:32
28.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 4: Recitative: Pain'd as I am (Tobit, Anna) 00:00:51
29.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 4: Air: Thy pleasing Face (Anna) 00:07:42
30.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 4: Recitative: O thou bright sun! (Anna) 00:00:33
31.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 4: Air: With darkness Deep, as is my woe (Anna) 00:02:38
32.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 5: Sinfonia 00:00:21
33.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 5: Recitative: What caution is too great (Tobit, Azarias) 00:00:52


Disc 2

Handel, George Frideric
Smith, J. Christopher, arranger(s)

  Tobit
1.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 5: Air: Thou, God most high (Azarias) 00:05:00
2.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 5: Duet: Cease thy Anguish (Azarias, Tobias) 00:05:43
3.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 5: The Clouded Scene begins to clear (Chorus) 00:03:49
4.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 6: Sinfonia 00:03:09
5.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 6: Recitative: How happy, Daughter (Raguel, Sarah) 00:00:56
6.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 6: Air: To nobler Joys aspiring (Sarah) 00:04:54
7.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 7: Recitative: O Azarias, I must freely own (Tobias, Azarias) 00:00:40
8.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 8: Recitative: The gratefull Tribute of our thanks (Raguel) 00:00:20
9.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 8: Air: Let Songs of varied measure (Raguel) 00:04:26
10.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 8: Now Love, that everlasting Joy (Chorus) 00:02:28
11.   Play with flash player Part II Scene 8: Happy, happy shall they be (Chorus) 00:03:14
12.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 1: Sinfonia 00:00:44
13.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 1: Accompagnato: Still am I persecuted (Tobit) 00:00:37
14.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 1: Air: Cease your Pride, deluded mortals (Tobit) 00:02:20
15.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 1: Tremble, Guilt, for Thou Shalt find (Chorus) 00:02:42
16.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 2: Sinfonia 00:01:40
17.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 2: Recitative: Hail, Tobit! (Raphael, Tobit) 00:00:18
18.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 2: Accompagnato: Henceforth through all the changing Scenes of Life (Anna) 00:00:32
19.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 2: Air: My Son, how happy in this thy Sweet Return (Anna) 00:04:03
20.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 2: Let none Despair (Chorus) 00:03:29
21.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Accompagnato and Recitative: Blest be the God of Heav'n (Tobit, Raguel) 00:01:25
22.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Air: May true Joy (Raguel) 00:04:06
23.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Terzetto: More chearfull appearing (Anna, Tobias, Sarah) 00:05:03
24.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Air: Watchful angels (Sarah) 00:01:32
25.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Recitative: O King of Kings (Sarah) 00:00:29
26.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Air: Allelujah (Sarah) 00:03:21
27.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Swift our numbers (Chorus) 00:02:39
28.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Recitative: 'Tis well (Raphael) 00:00:21
29.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Accompagnato: O Nineveh! (Raphael) 00:01:25
30.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Air: In Jehovah's awful sight (Raphael) 00:02:02
31.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Symphony 00:02:38
32.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Recitative: Saw ye the radiant Streams of Light (Tobit) 00:00:39
33.   Play with flash player Part III Scene 3: Ye servants of th'eternal King (Soloists, Chorus) 00:03:17

Total Playing Time: 02:36:22






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Arranger(s):
Smith, J. Christopher

Conductor(s):
Martini, Joachim Carlos

Orchestra(s):
Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra

Choir(s):
Junge Kantorei

Artist(s):
Boog, Maya; Browner, Alison; Hannigan, Barbara; MacLeod, Stephan; Perillo, Linda; Schoch, Knut

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.570113-14

Barcode: 747313011377

Release Date: 02/2007

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