Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Handel, George Frideric)

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March (Act III, No.36)

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Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vols. I (high voice), II (low voice)
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Duet: Come, ever-smiling liberty (Part I)

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Aria: How vain is man (Part II)

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Chorus: See, the conqu'ring hero comes! (Part III)

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General Information

Work Title Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 63
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
  • Act I
1. Overture
2. Chorus: Mourn, ye afflicted children
3. Duet: From this dread scene (Israelitish Man, Israelitish Woman)
4. Chorus: For Sion lamentation make
5. Recitative: Not vain is all this storm of grief (Simon)
6. Aria: Pious orgies, pious airs (Simon)
7. Chorus: O Father, whose almighty pow'r
8. Recitative: I feel the Deity within (Simon)
9. Aria and Chorus: Arm, arm, ye brave (Simon)
10. Recitative: 'Tis well, my friends! (Judas Maccabaeus)
11. Aria and Chorus
a. Aria: Call forth thy pow'rs, my soul (Judas Maccabaeus)
b. Chorus: Lead on, lead on!
12. Recitative: To Heav'n's almighty King we kneel (Israelitish woman)
13. Air and Duet
a. Air: O liberty, thou choicest treasure (Israelitish woman)
b. Duet: Come ever-smiling liberty (Israelitish Woman, Israelitish Man)
14. Recitative: My zealous father, now at rest (Judas Maccabaeus)
15. Trio and Chorus: Disdainful of danger (Priest, Judas Maccabaeus, Simon; Israelitish Woman)
16. Recitative: Haste ye, my brethren (Simon)
17. Chorus: Hear us, O Lord
  • Act II
18. Chorus: Fall'n is the foe
19. Duet and Chorus: Sion now her head shall raise (Israelitish Woman, Israelitish Man)
20. Recitative: Oh, let eternal honours (Israelitish Woman)
21. Aria: From mighty kings he took the spoil (Israelitish Woman)
22. Chorus: Hail, Judea, happy land
23. Recitative: Thanks to my brethren! (Judas Maccabaeus)
24. Aria: How vain is man (Judas Maccabaeus)
25. Recitative: Oh Judas, oh my brethren (Israelitish Messenger)
26. Aria and Chorus: Ah! wretched, wretched Israel (Israelitish Woman)
27. Recitative: My arms! (Judas Maccabaeus)
28. Aria and Chorus: Sound an alarm! (Judas Maccabaeus)
29. Recitative: Enough! To Heav'n we leave the rest! (Simon)
30. Chorus: We never will bow down
  • Act III
31. Aria: Father of Heav'n (Priest)
32. Recitative: Oh grant it, Heav'n (Israelitish Woman)
33. Aria: So shall the lute and harp awake (Israelitish Woman)
34. Recitative: From Capharsalama on eagle wings I fly (Israelitish Messenger)
35. Chorus: See, the conqu'ring hero comes!
36. March
37. Chorus: Sing unto God
38. Recitative: Sweet flow the strains (Judas Maccabaeus)
39. Aria: No unhallowed desire (Judas Maccabaeus)
40. Duet: Oh lovely peace (Israelitish Woman, Israelitish Man)
41. Aria and Chorus: Rejoice, oh Judah! (Simon)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1746 (Act I: 8/9 July - 22 July; remainder completed 11 August)
First Performance. 1747-04-01 in London, Covent Garden.
Soli, Chorus and Orchestra, George Frideric Handel (conductor)
Librettist Rev. Thomas Morell (1703-1784)
from the 1st book of "Maccabees" from the Apocrypha and a few details from Josephus' "Antiquitates Judaicae". This work represents Morell's first collaboration with Handel.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Roles
Judas Maccabaeus (tenor)
Simon, his Brother (bass)
Israelite Woman (soprano)
Israelite Man (mezzo-soprano)
Eupolemus, the Jewish Ambassador to Rome (alto)
First Messenger (alto)
Second Messenger (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Israelites, Youths, Virgins
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons
2 horns (F/G), 3 trumpets (D), timpani, organ, strings
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