Joshua, HWV 64 (Handel, George Frideric)

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5 more: 33. Almighty Ruler of the skies • 35. Chorus: How soon our tow’ring hopes are cross’d • 50. Chorus: Hail! mighty Joshua, hail! • 53. Shall I in Memre’s fertile plain • 57. Chorus: Father of mercy

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Marche-Gavotte: Heroes, When With Glory Burning (Part II, No.40)

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Sinfonia (Part II, No.46)

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Work Title Joshua
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 64
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 226
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 parts:
  • Part I
1. Introduction (Orchestra)
2. Ye sons of Israel (Chorus)
3. Behold, my friends (Tenor, Bass recitative)
4. Oh first in wisdom (Bass aria)
5. Matrons and Virgins (Soprano recitative)
6. Oh who can tell (Soprano aria)
7. Caleb, attend to all I now prescribe (Tenor recitative)
8. To long posterity (Tenor solo with Chorus)
9. So long the memory (Tenor recitative)
10. While Kedron's brook (Tenor aria)
11. But who is He (Alto recitative)
12. Awful pleasing being, say (Alto aria)
13. Joshua, I come commission'd (Tenor, Soprano recitative)
14. Leader of Israel (Tenor, Soprano recitative)
15. To give command (Tenor recitative)
16. Haste, Israel, haste (Tenor aria)
17. The Lord commands (Chorus)
18. In these blest scenes (Soprano, Alto recitative)
19. 'Tis Achsah's voice (Soprano, Alto recitative)
20. Hail, lovely virgin (Soprano, Alto aria)
21. Hark, hark! 'Tis the linnet (Soprano)
22. Oh Achsah, form'd for ev'ry chaste delight (Alto recitative)
23. Our limpid streams (Soprano, Alto duet)
24. The trumpet calls (Alto recitative)
25. May all the host of heaven (Chorus)
  • Part II.
20. 'Tis well (Tenor recitative)
27. March (Orchestra)
28. Glory to God (Tenor solo and Chorus)
29. The walls are levell'd (Bass recitative)
30. See the raging flames arise (Bass aria)
31. To vanity and earthly pride (Soprano aria)
32. Let all the seed of Abrah'm (Tenor recitative)
33. Almighty ruler of the skies (Tenor solo and Chorus)
34. Joshua, the men (Bass recitative)
35. How soon our tow'ring hopes are cross'd (Chorus)
36. Whence this dejection (Tenor recitative)
37. With redoubled rage return (Tenor aria)
38. We with redoubled rage (Chorus)
39. Now give the army breath (Alto recitative)
40. Heroes, when with glory burning (Alto aria)
41. Indulgent heaven hath heard (Soprano recitative)
42. As chears the sun (Soprano aria)
43. Sure I'm deceived (Bass, Alto recitative)
44. Nations, who in future story (Alto aria)
45. Brethren and friends (Tenor recitative)
46. Sinfonia (Orchestra)
47. Thus far our cause (Bass recitative)
48. Trumpet flourish (Orchestra)
49. Oh! thou bright orb (Tenor solo and Chorus)
  • Part III.
50. Hail! Mighty Joshua (Chorus)
51. Happy, oh, thrice happy we (Soprano aria)
52. Caleb, for holy Eleazer send (Tenor, Bass recitative)
53. Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain (Bass aria)
54. For all these mercies we will sing (Chorus)
55. Oh Caleb, fear'd by foes (Alto, Bass recitative)
56. Place danger around me (Alto aria)
57. Father of mercy (Chorus)
58. In bloom of youth (Tenor recitative)
59. See the conqu'ring hero comes (Trio SSA)
60. See the godlike youth advance (Duet SA)
61. See the conqu'ring hero comes (Chorus)
62. Welcome, my son (Bass, Alto, Soprano recitative)
63. Oh, had I Jubal's lyre (Soprano aria)
64. While life shall last (Alto recitative)
65. Oh peerless maid (Soprano, Alto duet)
66. While lawless tyrants (Bass recitative)
67. The great Jehovah (Chorus)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1747-08-19 (end date)
First Performance. 1748-03-09 in London, Covent Garden
Librettist Thomas Morell (1703-1784), from the book of 'Joshua'
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Joshua, Leader of the Israelites (tenor)
Othniel, a young warrior, promised to Achsah (alto)
Caleb (bass)
Achsah, Daughter of Caleb (soprano)
Angel (tenor)
Mixed Chorus
Israelites, Defeated Israelites, Tribe of Judah
Youths, Virgins
Orchestra
flute, 2 oboes, bassoons (not specified)
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
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