Alexander's Feast (1736)

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handalex.zip (March 2010) 183 kB
Full name of work:Alexander's Feast (1736)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
About:http://www.naxos.com/person/Geor.....Handel/24403.htm
Lyricist:Newburgh Hamilton
Music category:Classical Choral Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Name of file creator:John Hooper
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
website:http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
Running time:02:04:56
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
Part 1: 01-Ouverture.nwc 1: Ouverture
02-'Twas.nwc 2: 'Twas at the royal feast
03-Happy.nwc 3: Happy, happy, pair!
04-Timotheus.nwc 4: Timotheus plac'd on high
THERE IS NO NO: 5
06-Jove.nwc 6: The song began from Jove
07-crowd.nwc 7: The list'ning crowd
08-ears.nwc 8: With ravish'd ears the monarch hears
09-Bacchus.nwc 9: In praise of Bacchus
10-Bacch.nwc 10: Bacchus, ever fair and young
11-Sooth.nwc 11: Sooth'd with the sound
12-chose-sop.nwc 12: He chose a mournful muse (Soprano version)
12-chose-alto.nwc (Contralto version)
13-Darius-sop.nwc 13: He sung Darius great and good (Soprano version)
13-Darius-alto.nwc (Contralto version)
14-downcast-sop.nwc 14: With downcast looks (Soprano version)
14-downcast-alto.nwc (Contralto version)
15-Behld.nwc 15: Behold Darius great and good
16a-master.nwc 16a: The mighty master smil'd
16b-master.nwc 16b: . . . . . . . . . . . .
17a-Lydian.nwc 17a: Softly sweet, in Lydian measures
17b-Lydian.nwc 17b: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18-War-Sop.nwc 18: War, he sung, is toil and trouble (Soprano version)
18-War-Ten.nwc (Tenor version)
19-rend.nwc 19: The many rend the skies
20-pain.nwc 20: The prince, unable to conceal his pain
19-rend.nwc The many rend the skies (Repeat of 19)
Part 2: 21-lyre.nwc 21: Now strike the golden lyre again
22-Revenge-B+B.nwc 22: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries
Behold a ghastly band (Bass only version)
22-Revenge-B+A.nwc (Bass, then Alto version)
23-vengeance.nwc 23: Give the vengeance due
24-princes.nwc 24: The princes applaud with a furious joy
25-Thais.nwc 25: Thais led the way
26+27.nwc 26: Thus, long ago
27: At last divine Cecilia came
28-voices.nwc 28: Your voices tune
29-imitate.nwc 29: Let's imitate her notes above
30-prize.nwc 30: Let old Timotheus yield the prize
31-prize.nwc 31: Let old Timotheus yield the prize
32-voice.nwc 32: Your voices tune
The various alternate renderings are those as shown in the Novello score.
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.
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