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GF Handel: Sacred Arias

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GF Handel: Sacred Arias
GF Handel: Sacred Arias


In 1735 Handel gave up opera due to dwindling public demand and turned his attention to the great sacred compositions. However, he took with him essential elements of the opera and transferred them to the oratorio, which he also called Sacred Dramas. The countertenor Franz Vitzthum has selected a number of wonderful Sacred Arias from various of these Sacred Dramas, in which his light, bell-pure alto voice comes into its own. He has compiled these arias into an exciting programme, which is finely set in scene by the Orfeo Baroque Orchestra conducted by Julian Christoph Tölle.


  1. Name
  2. George Frideric Handel: Ode For The Birthday Of Queen Anne HWV 74
  3. Joshua HWV 64
  4. Alexander Balus HWV 65
  5. Saul HWV 53
  6. Susanna HWV 66
  7. Concerto Grosso C-Dur Alexander-Feast HWV 318
  8. Theodora HWV 68
  9. Concerto Grosso Op. 3 Nr. 4 HWV 315
  10. Theodora HWV 68
  11. Solomon HWV 67
  12. Susanna HWV 66
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