Oratorio Songs (Handel, George Frideric)

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Arranger William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey and Co., n.d.(ca.1870).
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, n.d.(after 1930). Plate B. & H. 16141
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Work Title Oratorio Songs
Alternative. Title A Collection of Fifty-five songs Selected from Handel's Oratorios
Composer Handel, George Frideric
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 55 pieces:
  1. Joshua: Oh had I Jubal's lyre (soprano)
  2. Joshua: Hark, 'tis the linnet (soprano)
  3. Joshua: Awful, pleasing being, say (contralto)
  4. Deborah: Tears, such as tender fathers shed (bass)
  5. Deborah: In the battle, fame pursuing (contralto)
  6. I Will Magnify Thee: Righteousness and equity (contralto)
  7. Judas Maccabaeus: From mighty kings (soprano)
  8. Judas Maccabaeus: With pious hearts (bass)
  9. Judas Maccabaeus: Pious orgies (soprano)
  10. Samson: How willing my paternal love (bass)
  11. Samson: Thus when the sun (tenor)
  12. Samson: Total eclipse (tenor)
  13. Samson: Thy glorious deeds inspir'd my tongue (bass)
  14. Israel in Egypt: Thou shalt bring them in (contralto)
  15. Israel in Egypt: The enemy said: "I will pursue" (tenor)
  16. Saul: Oh god-like youth (soprano)
  17. Saul: Sin not, oh king (tenor)
  18. Saul: Infernal Spirits! by whose power (soprano)
  19. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: Hide me from day's garish eye (soprano)
  20. Jephtha: For ever blessed (tenor)
  21. Jephtha: Farewell, ye limpid springs (soprano)
  22. Alexander Balus: Subtle love, with fancy viewing (soprano)
  23. Alexander Balus: Convey me to some peaceful shore (soprano)
  24. Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: But oh! what art can teach (soprano)
  25. Solomon: Sacred raptures cheer my breast (tenor)
  26. Solomon: What though I trace each herb and flower (contralto)
  27. Solomon: Beneath the vine (soprano)
  28. Joshua: Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain (bass)
  29. An Occasional Oratorio: Jehovah! to my words give ear (tenor)
  30. An Occasional Oratorio: His sceptre is the rod of righteousness (bass)
  31. An Occasional Oratorio: When warlike ensigns wave on high (tenor)
  32. Jephtha: Up the dreadful steep (contralto)
  33. Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies (tenor)
  34. Saul: Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless (contralto)
  35. Joseph and His Brethren: The peasant tastes the sweets of life (contralto)
  36. Joseph and His Brethren: What's sweeter than a new-blown rose (soprano)
  37. The Triumph of Time and Truth: Guardian angels (soprano)
  38. Susanna: If guiltless blood be your intent (soprano)
  39. Susanna: Tyrannic love/Ye verdant hills (tenor)
  40. Susanna: Ask if yon damask rose be sweet (soprano)
  41. Susanna: Beneath the cypress' gloomy shade (soprano)
  42. Samson: Honour and arms (bass)
  43. Samson: Return, oh God of hosts (contralto)
  44. Samson: Let the bright Seraphim (soprano)
  45. Theodora: Angels, ever bright and fair (soprano)
  46. Theodora: Lord, to Thee, each night and day (contralto)
  47. Judas Maccabaeus: Arm, arm, ye brave (bass)
  48. Belshazzar: Thus saith the Lord to Cyrus (contralto)
  49. Athalia: Gentle airs, melodious strains (tenor)
  50. Hercules: From celestial seats descending (tenor)
  51. Messiah: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
  52. Messiah: He shall feed his flock (contralto and soprano)
  53. Messiah: He was despised (contralto)
  54. Messiah: Why do the nations (bass)
  55. Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, piano

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An anthology of songs from Handel's oratorios and anthems, arranged for voice and piano.