"Oh, that I on wings could rise"
from Handel's oratorio Theodora (HWV 68)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan (Conductor)
First performance was March 16, 1750
Covent Garden Theatre
Libretto by Thomas Morell (1703-84)
"Oh, that I on wings could rise,
Swiftly sailing through the skies,
As skims the silver dove!
That I might rest,
For ever blest,
With harmony and love."
Oh, that I on wings. . . da capo
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