Azione sacra per musica.
Alan Curtis

  • theorbo/str/bc
  • SATB
  • 2S, 2 A[=Ct] T, B
  • 2 hr 35 min

Programme Note


David, having married Saul’s daughter, becomes the cause of insane jealousy on the part of his father-in-law to the extent that his life is in danger. David plays (and sings) a psalm on the harp (theorbo, Conti’s own instrument, in this oratorio) to try to cure Saul’s madness, whereupon Saul throws his javelin at him but misses. With the help of his wife and dear friend Jonathan, his brother-in-law, David escapes and Saul has a vision in which he foresees his own downfall and the glorious future predestined for the heirs of David