Judas Maccabaeus : act II (conclusion), act III CD32

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dc.contributor.author George Frideric Händel es_ES
dc.contributor.other Heather Harper / Soprano es
dc.contributor.other Helen Watts / Contralto es
dc.contributor.other Alexander Young / Tenor es
dc.contributor.other John Shirley-Quirk / Baritone es
dc.contributor.other Harold Lester Harpsichord & Organ es
dc.contributor.other Amor Artis Chorale / Chorus Master John McCarthy es
dc.contributor.other English Chamber Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Johannes Somary es
dc.contributor.other John McCarthy es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T14:45:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T14:45:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1075
dc.description.abstract During Handel's lifetime, Judas Maccabaeus was one of the most popular of all his oratorios. Following its hugely successful first performance at London's Covent Garden theater on April 1, 1747, the work was subsequently revived during Handel's oratorio seasons every year until his death in 1759, with the single exception of 1749. Yet the oratorio has its genesis in one of the bleaker periods of Handel's life. In 1745 he was forced to abandon his Covent Garden season for lack of support, and he was also in ill-health. Notwithstanding, Judas Maccabaeus was begun in the fall of that year. The work was temporarily laid aside in favor of The Occasional Oratorio, quickly composed and drawing heavily from preexisting material, as Handel's loyalist contribution to the fight to put down the serious Jacobite revolution launched by the Stuarts. Only after the threat of the rebellion's success was lifted following the bloodily conclusive battle of Culloden in April 1746 did Handel again take up the score, completing it on August 11. With its warlike story of the triumph of a Jewish hero over invading forces, Judas Maccabaeus formed the ideal victory celebration, and was overtly planned as such by Handel and his librettist, the Rev. Thomas Morrell. Indeed the latter designed his book as "a compliment to the Duke of Cumberland upon his returning victorious from Scotland." Its main source is the first book of Maccabees, which appears in the Apocrypha. The oratorio falls into three acts, the first of which opens after one of Handel's finest overtures, with the mourning of the Israelites lamenting the death of Mattathias, the father of Judas Maccabaeus and the leader of Jewish resistance to the invading Syrians. This somber opening sequence includes one of Handel's most famous arias, "Pious orgies," with its mournful tones underpinned by dark bassoons. The Israelites are galvanized by Judas, and the remainder of the oratorio is dominated by a militaristic triumphalism illustrated through some of Handel's grandest and most stirring choruses, among which "Sound an alarm" (Act Two) and "Sing unto God" (Act Three) are notable examples. At the end of the oratorio the exploits of Judas and his forces ensure a peace guaranteed by Roman power, a moment celebrated in one of the oratorio's few moments of repose in "O lovely peace," the lovely pastoral aria sung by the Israelite Woman. The famous number "See the conqu'ring Hero" is often associated with Judas, but was in fact originally composed for the oratorio's close relative, Joshua (1747); it was only later added to the present work. In keeping with the mood and scale of the work, Handel's lavish scoring includes trumpets, horns, and timpani in addition to the flutes, oboes, and the usual complement of strings. There are solo parts for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, and two basses in addition to the usual four-part chorus. Judas Maccabaeus is one of the few oratorios to have remained popular from Handel's day through to the twenty-first century. A singular hit with the Jewish population of London at the time, it remains a celebration of the Feast of Hanukkah, which commemorates the events it depicts. es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD32-- Judas Maccabaeus Oratorio in three acts Act II (Conclusion); Oh Judas, oh my brethren (Israelite Messenger), Ah. Wretched Israel (Israelite Woman-Chorus), Be conforted (Simon), The Lord workth wonders (Simon), My arms (Judas), Sound an alarm (Judas-Chorus), Chorus We hear, Enough To heaven we leave the rest (Simon), With pious hearts (Simon), Ye worhippers (Israelite Mn and Woman), Wise man, flattering (Israelite Woman), Duet Oh never, never bow (Israelite Man and Woman), Chorus We never will bow bow-- Act III; Father of Heaven (Israelite Man), See yon flames (Israelite Man), Oh grant it (Israelite Woman), So shall the lute (Israelite Woman), From Capharsalama, Chorus See the conquerng Hero, March, Duet and Chorus Sing unto God, Sweet flow the strains (Judas)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom. (72:25 min.) Digital; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.relation.ispartofseries A Handel Celebration es_ES
dc.rights Uninorte F.M.Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 698783413 es
dc.subject.lcsh Oratorio es_ES
dc.subject.lcsh Órgano, Música para es_ES
dc.subject.lcsh Clave, Música para es_ES
dc.subject.lcsh Coros es_ES
dc.title Judas Maccabaeus : act II (conclusion), act III CD32 es
dc.title.alternative A Handel Celebration es
dc.title.alternative Judas Macabeo: acto II (conclusión), acto III es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Sheridan Square Entertainment Inc es
dc.identifier.classification 5028421938776 es
dc.subject.cdu H.14 es


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19 & 20. Judas ... conquerng Hero. March.mp3 4:46 4.356Mb Unknown mp3
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