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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
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