Deborah (1733)

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Full name of work:Deborah (1733)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
Music category:Classical Choral Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SSAATTBB (piccolo/whistle, clarinet/flute, French horn/trombone, bassoon/tuba) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Name of file creator:Hooper, John
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
Running time:02:19:23
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-

Part 1
01-Overture.nwc 1: Overture
02-Immor.nwc 2: Immortal Lord of earth and skies
03-Barak.nwc 3: O Barak, favour'd of the skies
04-Where.nwc 4: Where do thy ardours raise me
05-doubt.nwc 5: Forbear thy doubts, to arms away
06-Since.nwc 6: Since Heav'n has thus his will express'd
07-Voice.nwc 7: For ever to the voice of pray'r
08-Ador.nwc 8: By that adorable decree
09-OHear.nwc 9: O hear Thy lowly servants' pray'r.
10-YeSon.nwc 10: Ye sons of Israel, cease your tears
11-Blast.nwc 11: O blast with Thy tremendous brow.
12-whom.nwc 12: To whomsoe'er his fate the tyrant owes.
13-bloom.nwc 13: How lovely is the blooming fair
14-eyes.nwc 14: O Deborah! Where'er I turn my eyes
15-Choir.nwc 15: Choirs of angels all around thee
16-Transports.nwc 16: My transports are too great to tell
17-To-joy.nwc 17: To joy He brightens my despair
18-Barak.nwc 18: Barak, my son, the joyful sound
19-Awake.nwc 19: Awake the ardour of thy breast
20-I-go.nwc 20: I go where Heav'n and duty call
21-disdaining.nwc 21: All danger disdaining, for battle I glow
22-Deeds.nwc 22: Let thy deeds be glorious
23-Charge.nwc 23: My charge is to declare
24-Despr.nwc 24: Despair all around them
25-Allel.nwc 25: Allelujah

Part 2

26-chief.nwc 26: See the proud Chief
27-rebel-arms.nwc 27: That here rebellious arms I see
28-At my-feetnwc 28: At my feet extending low
29-Go-frown.nwc 29: Go frown, Barbarian, where thou art fear'd
30-Awful-sight.nwc 30: In Jehova's awful sight
31-Excel.nwc 31: Yes, how your god in wonders can excel
32-Whilst.nwc 32: Whilst you boast the wondrous story
33-Impious.nwc 33: Impious mortal, cease to brave us
34-Behold.nwc 34: Behold the nations all around
35-OBaal.nwc 35: O Baal! Monarch of the skies
36-No-more.nwc 36: No more, ye infidels! No more
37-Lord.nwc 37: Lord of eternity, who hast in store
38-Plead.nwc 38: Plead thy just cause
39-Great-name.nwc 39: By his great name
40-Boast.nwc 40: All your boast will end in woe
41-Prophetess.nwc 41: Great prophetess, my soul's on fire
42-Battle.nwc 42: As in the battle fame pursuing
43-Ardours.nwc 43: The ardours warm the winter of my age
44-inundation.nwc 44: Swift inundation of desolation
45-Oh-Judah.nwc 45: Oh Judah, with what joy I see
46-disconsolate.nwc 46: No more disconsolate I'll mourn,
47-Now-Jael.nwc 47: Now, Jael, to thy tent retire.
48-Pleasure.nwc 48: O the pleasure my soul is possessing
49-Barak.nwc 49: Barak, we now to battle go.
50-Smiling.nwc 50: Smiling freedom, lovely guest.
51-Great.nwc 51: The great king of kings
Part 3
52-proud.nwc 52: Now the proud insulting foe
53-Haughty.nwc 53: The haughty foe whose pride to heav'n did soar
54-sweetly.nwc 54: Now sweetly smiling peace descends
55-Pray'rs.nwc 55: My pray'rs are heard.
56-Tears.nwc 56: Tears such as tender fathers shed.
57-O-Deborah.nwc 57: O Deborah! My fears are o'er.
58-Dolef.nwc 58: Doleful tidings
59-Fears.nwc 59: Our fears are now for ever fled.
60-Tyrant.nwc 60: I saw the tyrant breathless in her tent
61-Tyrant.nwc 61: Tyrant, now no more we dread thee.
62-If-Jael.nwc 62: If, Jael, I aright divine
63-Glorious.nwc 63: The glorious sun shall cease to shed
64-May-heav'n.nwc 64: May heav'n with kind profusion shed
65-Feet.nwc 65: Low at her feet
66-O-greatnwc 66: O great Jehova! May thy foes
67a-glad.nwc 67a: Let our glad songs
67b-Ocel.nwc 67b: O celebrate his sacred name
67c-Alle.nwc 67c: Alleluiah
For the most part 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). However, some of the choruses I originally prepared for my colleague Max, of Choralia (see, and at his request I included lyrics for those.
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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