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Handel: Tu del Ciel ministro eletto (Trionfo del Tempo); Amanda Forsythe & Voices of Music 4K
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 10 Sep 2019
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Author: Voices of Music
The concluding aria, one of Handel’s finest compositions, from the oratorio "Trionfo del Tempo" HWV 46a, sung by Amanda Forsythe. Live, ultra high definition video from our concert "As Steals the Morn," 2019. This concert won the "Best of the Bay” award for Best Early Music Performance Quite astonishingly, in the middle of a busy weekend in San Francisco, there were no sounds from the audience or from outside the church for the duration of the aria. Handel’s first oratorio is a masterpiece, premiered in the summer of 1707, to a libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili. The Oratorio is written in series of grand gestures, and in a variety of styles, from the highly florid to the deeply personal. The Aria “Tu del Ciel” ends the oratorio on a surprisingly still and numinous note, accompanied by a plangent countermelody on the solo violin. In the opening recitative, Belezza, the personification of Beauty, directly addresses the angels to hear her appeal for illumination. We have arranged t
Ensemble: Voices of Music