||Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
||Handel, George Frideric
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
- 1. Overture
- 2. Recitative (tenor): From Harmony; When Nature
- 3. Chorus: From Harmony, from Heavenly Harmony
- 4. Aria: What Passion cannot Music Raise and Quell
- 5. Aria (tenor) and Chorus: The Trumpet's Loud Clangour
- 6. March
- 7. Aria (soprano): The Soft Complaining Flute
- 8. Aria (tenor): Sharp Violins Proclaim their Jealous Pangs
- 9. Aria (soprano): But Oh! What Art can Teach
- 10. Aria (soprano): Orpheus could Lead the Savage Race
- 11. Recitative (soprano): But Bright Cecilia Raised the Wonder Higher
- 12. Solo (soprano) and Chorus: As from the Power of Sacred Lays
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1739 (15-24 September)
||1739-11-22 in London, Theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields
||Based on a new setting of an earlier poem ("A Song for St. Cecilia's Day") by John Dryden (1631-1700); for St. Cecilia's Day 1687 (22 November).
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voices (soprano, tenor), mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
- flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 trumpets, timpani, lute, strings, continuo