Händel, G. F.: Triumf času a pravdy

Oratorium pro sóla, sbor a orchestr HWV 71

První a zároveň poslední Händelovo oratorium…

Händel uvedl dílo během své padesátileté hudební kariéry dokonce ve třech různých verzích. Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno bylo Händelovo první oratorium na italské libreto z jara 1707. O třicet let později, kdy autor žil v Anglii a měl na starosti jak anglicky zpívaná oratoria, tak italskou operu, zrevidoval a rozšířil v březnu 1737 „Il trionfo“ do třídílného díla pod novým názvem Il trionfo del tempo e della verità (HWV 46b) Třetí revize „Il trionfo“ (HWV 71) je datována do března 1757. Libreto bylo přepracováno do angličtiny.

ORCHESTR: 5-4-3-2-1 | 2fl, 2ob, 2tr, 2fg, 2cor, the, cem, org, ti (29 hráčů)

SBOR: 4S – 4A – 4T – 4B (16 zpěváků)

SOLI: M. Klaudová, R. Kružíková, J. Březina, J. Kubín, J. M. Procházka a další

PREMIÉRA: 10. 2. 2022 v cyklu Bacha na Mozarta!

PROGRAM:

ACT ONE

 1. Overture

2. Chorus: Time is supreme

3. Recitative Beauty : How happy could I linger here

4. Air Beauty: Faithful mirror

5. Recitative Pleasure: Fear not!

6. Air Pleasure: Pensive sorrow

7. Recitative Deceit: Despise Old Time

8. Air and Chorus Beauty and Chorus Come, live with Pleasure

9. Recitative Time: Behold old Time

10. Air Counsel: The beauty smiling

11. Recitative Pleasure: Our diff’rent pow’rs we try

12. Air Beauty: Ever-flowing tides of pleasure

13. Recitative Time: The hand of Time pulls down

14. Air Time: Loathsome urns, disclose your treasure

15. Chorus: Strengthen us, O Time, with all thy lore

16. Recitative Deceit: Too rigid the reproof you give

17. Air Deceit: Happy Beauty, who fortune now smiling

18. Air and Chorus Deceit and Chorus: Happy, if still they reign

19. Recitative Counsel: Youth is not rich in Time; it may be poor

20. Air and Chorus Time and Chorus: Like the shadow

ACT TWO

 21. Soli (SATB) and Chorus: Pleasure submits to pain,

22. Recitative Pleasure: Here Pleasure keeps his splendid court

23. Symphony (flourish of horns)

24. Recitative Beauty: Hark! What sounds are these I hear?

25. Chorus: Oh, how great the glory

26. Air Pleasure: Dryads, Sylvans, with fair Flora

27. Solo (soprano) and Chorus: Lo! We all attend on Flora

28. Air Deceit: No more complaining

29. Air Deceit: Pleasure’s gentle Zephyrs playing

30. Air Beauty: Come, O Time, and thy broad wings displaying

31. Air Counsel: Mortals think that Time is sleeping

32. Recitative Time : You hop’d to call in vain, but see me here!

33. Air Time: False destructive ways of Pleasure

34. Recitative Counsel: Too long deluded you have been

35. Air Pleasure: Lovely Beauty, close those eyes

36. Recitative Deceit: Seek not to know what known will prove

37. Air Deceit: Melancholy is a folly

38. Recitative Time: What is the present hour?

39. Air Beauty: Fain would I, two hearts enjoying

40. Recitative Counsel: Vain the delights of age or youth

41. Air Counsel: On the valleys, dark and cheerless

42. Recitative Time: Not venial error this

43. Chorus: Ere to dust is chang’d thy beauty

ACT THREE

 44. Symphony

45. Recitative Deceit: Once more I thee address

46. Air Deceit: Charming Beauty

47. Recitative Beauty: Tempt me no more

48. Air Deceit: Sharp thorns despising

49. Recitative Counsel: Regard her not. Unvalu’d here

50. Air Beauty: Pleasure!

51. Recitative Beauty: Since the immortal mirror I possess

52. Air Counsel: Thus to ground, thou false, delusive

53. Accompagnato Beauty: O mighty Truth! Thy power I see

54. AirTime: From the heart that feels my warning

55. Recitative Beauty: Pleasure, too long associates we have been

56. Air Pleasure: Like clouds, stormy winds then impelling

57. Recitative Beauty: Farewell! — Now Truth

58. Air Beauty: Guardian angels, oh, protect me!

59. Chorus: Halleluja!