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This page is a new resource. Though it has been planned for a long time it will take a long time to complete. Eventually it is hoped to have all scores from the Mélodie Treasury Oratorio anthologies available for download along with digital accompaniments. Whilst all the songs have been listed, for now only the songs that have links are available. If the song you want hasn't been posted please feel free to email me for requests.

All the arias will be downloaded as PDFs complete with recitatives, formatted with the same care as they are in the anthologies. Backing tracks, with and without the melody line are MP3s and generally only include the aria.

J. S. Bach
Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben
Blute nur, du liebes Herz
Et exultavit spiritus meus
Er hat uns Allen wohlgetan
Ich folge dir gleichfalls
Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
Mein gläubiges Herze
Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu
My heart ever faithful
Nur ein Wink
Quia respexit
Seufzer, Thränen, Kummer, Not
Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt
Zerfließe, mein Herze

Lia’s aria

Pie Jesu

Angels ever bright and fair
As when the dove laments her love
Beneath the vine
Can I see my infant gor’d?
Come and Trip it
Endless pleasure, endless love
Farewell, ye limpid springs
He shall feed his flock
Heart, the seat of soft delight
Here amid the shady woods
Hide me from the day’s garish eye
How beautiful are the feet
I know that my redeemer liveth
If God be for us, who can be against us
Let the bright Seraphim
May at last my weary age
O Sleep, why dost thou leave me?
O that I on wings could rise
Oh! had I Jubal’s lyre
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
Tecum principium in die virtutis
The soft complaining Flute
Will the sun forget to streak?
With darkness deep, as is my woe
With thee th’unshelter’d moor I tread

Licht und Leben sind geschwächet
Light and life in sadness languish
Nun beut die Flur
Quis non posset contristari
With verdure clad

Hear Ye, Israel
Höre, Israel
I will sing of thy great mercies, o Lord!
Jerusalem, die du tötest die Propheten
Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets
Läßt uns singen von der Gnade des Herrn
O for the wings of a dove
O könnt’ ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin

Agnus Dei
Et incarnatus est
Laudamus te
Laudate Dominum

Cujus animam gementem

Bid the Virtues, bid the Graces

Domine Deus Gloria - RV 589
Domine Deus, agnus Dei - Gloria RV 588
Quoniam tu solus sanctus - Gloria RV 588

C.P.E. Bach
Suscepit Israel

J. S. Bach
Agnus Dei
Bereite dich, Zion
Buß und Reu
Du lieber Heiland du
Erbarme dich
Es ist vollbracht!
Esurientes implevit bonis
Et exultavit spiritus meus
Laudamus te
Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam
Qui sedes ad dextram Patris
Saget mir geschwinde
Schlafe, mein Liebster
Schließe, mein Herze
Von den Strikken meiner Sünden

Softly and gently

Awake, Saturnia, from thy lethargy
But who may abide the day of his coming?
Defend her Heav’n
Father of Heav’n
Haste, haste to cedar grove
He shall feed his flock
He was despised
Hence, Iris, hence away
Heroes when with glory burning
Hymen, haste! Thy torch prepare
If God be for us, who can be against us
In gentle murmurs will I mourn
Lord to Thee each night and day
New scenes of joy
O thou That tellest good tidings To Zion
Return, O God of Hosts
Sometimes let gorgeous tragedy
Sweet Rose and Lily
Thou Art Gone up on High
Thou shalt bring them in
Virgam virtutis tuæ
Where shall I fly?

Fac me vere tecum flere
O quam tristis


But the Lord is mindful of his own
Doch der Herr vergißt der Seinen nicht
O rest in the Lord
Sei stille dem Herrn
Weh’ ihnen, dass sie von mir weichen
Woe unto them who forsake Him!

Laudamus te

Eja, mater, fons amoris
Fac ut portem Christi mortem

Strike the viol
Vouchsafe, O Lord

Agnus Dei

Liber scriptus proferetur

Jubilate, o amœni chori - Gloria RV 588
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris - Gloria RV 588
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris - Gloria RV 589
Stabat Mater dolorosa

C.P.E. Bach
Quia Fecit Mihi Magna

J. S. Bach
Ach, mein Sinn
Benedictus from Bmin mass
Deposuit Potentes
Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbeter Rücken
Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet
Geduld, wenn mich die falsche Zungen stechen
Halleluja, Stärk’ und Macht
Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer
Seht, was die Liebe tut
Sei getreu

Meine Seele ist erschuttert

Pressez-moi bien

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
But God, who bears the suff'ring pow'r
But thou didst not leave
Call forth thy pow’rs
Comfort ye my people
Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
From the celestial seats descending
Gentle airs, melodious strains!
Golden columns fair and bright
Hide thou thy hated beams, O sun
His mighty arm
Lay your doubts and fears aside
Let me wander not unseen
Love in her eyes sits playing
Love sounds the alarm
No unhallowed desire
O Lord, how many are my foes
Open the marble jaws
Or let the merry bells ring round
Sacred raptures cheer my breast
Sound an alarm!
Thou shalt break them
Thus when the sun
Total eclipse
Tyrannic love! I feel thy cruel dart
Waft her, angels
Where’er you walk
Would you gain the tender creature?
Ye verdant hills

Dem Druck erlieget die Natur
Hier Steht Der Wand'rer Nun
In native worth and honour clad
Vidit suum dulcem natum

Be thou faithful unto death
He counteth all your sorrows
If with all your hearts
Then shall the righteous shine forth

I will bear the indignation of God

Gratias agimus tibi

Cujus animam gementem
Domine Deus

Domine, Ego Credidi

Refrain thy voice from weeping

Ingemisco tamquam reus

Domine Deus

C.P.E. Bach
Fecit Potentiam

J. S. Bach
Am Abend, da es kühle war
Betrache, Meine Seel'
Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder
Endlich wird mein Joch
Et in spiritum sanctum
Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder
Gerne will ich mich bequemen
Grosser Herr und starker König
Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod
Ich habe genug
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
Mein Wandeln auf der Welt
Quia fecit mihi magna
Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Schlummert ein

Libera me

Arm, arm ye brave
But who may abide the day of his coming?
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
Go my faithful soldier
Honour and arms scorn such a foe
How willing my paternal love
I rage, I melt, I burn!
Just are the ways of God to man
Laud her all ye virgin train
Leave me, loathsome light
Mein Vater, schau, wie ich mich quäle
Mirth admit me of thy crew
More sweet is that name
O ruddier than the cherry
Revenge, Timotheus Cries
Tears such as tender fathers shed
The Lord worketh wonders
The people that walked in darkness
The trumpet shall sound
Thou art gone up on high
Thus saith The Lord
To pow’r immortal my first thanks are due
Vouchsafe, oh Lord
With pious hearts

Erblicke hier, betörter Mensch
Now heav’n in fullest glory shone
Rolling in foaming billows
Schon eilet froh der Ackermann
Seht auf die breiten Weisen hin
Straight opening her fertile womb

Es ist genug!
For the mountains shall depart
It is enough
Lord God of Abraham
O God, have mercy


These are the Sacred Charms

Pro peccatis

Ewig fließet, meine Zähren!

Daughters of Jerusalem

Confutatis maledictis

All the music from the Mélodie Treasury Oratorio anthologies will eventually become available here. It is a vast resource and progress will be slow. If the song you want hasn't been posted please feel free to email me for requests.