The Choice of Hercules (1750)

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Full name of work:The Choice of Hercules (1750)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
About:http://www.naxos.com/person/Geor.....Handel/24403.htm
Lyricist:Thomas Morell
Music category:Classical Choral Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Name of file creator:Hooper, John
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
website:http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
Running time:00:47:45
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
Part 1
01-Symphony.nwc 01: Symphony
02-Accomp.nwc 02: See, Hercules, how smiles
03-blooming.nwc 03: Come, blooming boy
04-brisk.nwc 04: There the brisk sparkling nectar
06-Away.nwc 06: Away, mistaken wretch
07-manly.nwc 07: This manly youth's exalted mind
08-Rise, youth.nwc 08: Rise, youth
09-assert.nwc 09: Go, assert thy heavenly race
10-in-peace.nwc 10: In peace, in war
11-immortal.nwc 11: So shalt thou gain immortal praise
12-Hearst.nwc 12: Hearst thou, what danger then
13-Turn-thee.nwc 13: Turn thee, youth, in joy and love

Part 2
14-Short.nwc 14: Short is my way
15-dulcet.nwc 15: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay
16-Elysian.nwc 16: Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove
17-Reason.nwc 17: Oh! whither, Reason, dost thou fly?
18-Where.nwc 18: Where shall I go?
19-Mount.nwc 19: Mount, mount the steep ascent!
20-Mount.nwc 20: Mount, mount the steep ascent
21-Arise.nwc 21: Arise, arise!
22-sounds.nwc 22: The sounds breath fire celestial
3-Lead.nwc 23: Lead, Goddess, lead the way
24-Virtue.nwc 24: Virtue will place thee

There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by FestspielOrchester Göttingen, under Laurence Cummings, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_qXcbJcrRw
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