Joshua (1747)

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File: (September 2015) 239 kB
Full name of work:Joshua (1747)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
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
Running time:02:00:00
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
Part 1
01-Introduction.nwc 1: Introduction
02-sons.nwc 2: Ye sons of Israel
03-Behold.nwc 3: Behold, my friends
04-wisdom.nwc 4: O first in wisdom, first in power
05-Matronsnwc 5: Matrons and virgins
06-Who-can-tell.nwc 6: Oh! Who can tell?
07-Caleb.nwc 7: Caleb, attend, to all I now prescribe
08-post.nwc 8: To long posterity we here record
09-memory.nwc 9: So long the memory shall last<
10-Kedron.nwc 10: While Kedron's brook
11-But-who.nwc 11: But who is he?
12-Awful.nwc 12: Awful pleasing being, say
13-Joshua.nwc 13: Joshua, I come commission'd
14-Leader.nwc 14: Leader of Israel
15-command.nwc 15: To give command
16-Haste.nwc 16: Haste, Israel, haste
17-Lord.nwc 17: The Lord commands, and Joshua leads
18-scenes.nwc 18: In these blest scenes
19-Achsah.nwc 19: 'Tis Achsah's voice.
20-Hail.nwc 20: Hail, lovely virgin
21-Hark.nwc 21: Hark, hark! 'Tis the linnet
22-O-Achsah.nwc 22: O Achsah, form'd for every chaste delight
23-limpid.nwc 23: Our limpid streams
24-trumpet.nwc 24: The trumpet calls
25-host.nwc 25: May all the host of Heav'n
Part 2
26-Tis-well.nwc 26: 'Tis well
27-March.nwc 26: March
28-Glorynwc 28: Glory to God
29-walls.nwc 29: The walls are levelled
30-flames.nwc 30: See, the raging flames arise
31-vanity.nwc 31: To vanity and earthly pride
32-seed.nwc 32: Let all the seed of Abrah'm
33-ruler.nwc 33: Almighty ruler of the skies
34-Joshua.nwc 34: Joshua, the men
35-hopes.nwc 35: How soon our tow'ring hopes are cross'd
36-dejection.nwc 36: Whence this dejection
3738-rag.nwc 37: With redoubled rage return
38:We with redoubled rage
39-breath.nwc 39: Now give the army breath
40-Heroes.nwc 40: Heroes, when with glory burning
41-Indulgent.nwc 41: Indulgent Heav'n hath heard
42-cheers.nwc 42: As cheers the sun
43-deceiv'd.nwc 43: Sure I'm deceiv'd
44-Nations.nwc 44: Nations who in future story
45-Brethren.nwc 45: Brethren and friends
46-Sinfonia.nwc 46: Sinfonia
47-cause.nwc 47: Thus far our cause
48-Trumpet.nwc 48: Trumpet flourish
49-orb.nwc 49: O thou bright orb
Part 3
50-Hail.nwc 50: Hail! Mighty Joshua
51-Happy.nwc 51: Happy, Oh, thrice happy
52-Eleazer.nwc 52: Caleb, for holy Eleazer send
53-Mamre's.nwc 53: Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain
54-merci.nwc 54: For all these mercies we will sing
55-feard.nwc 55: O Caleb, fear'd by foes
56-danger.nwc 56: Place danger around me
57-Fathr.nwc 57: Father of mercy
58-In-bloom.nwc 58: In bloom of youth
59-hero.nwc 59: See the conqu'ring hero come
60-Welcome.nwc 60: Welcome, my son
61-Jubal's.nwc 61: Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre
62-While.nwc 62: While life shall last
63-peerless.nwc 63: O peerless maid
64-lawless.nwc 64: While lawless tryants
65-great.nwc 65: The great Jehova
Firstly, 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.
I have not been able to find a freely-downloadable performance of this Work, whether on Youtube or elsewhere.
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