Semele (1744)

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File: (January 2008) 149 kB
Full name of work:Semele (1744)
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
First line:N/A
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:01:48:10
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
Part 1: 01-Overt.nwc 1: Overture
02-behld.nwc 2: Behold: auspicious flames arise
03-omens.nwc 3: Lucky omens
04-refug.nwc 4: Ah me! What refuge
05-avert.nwc 5: Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs
06-flame.nwc 6: Again auspicious flames arise
07-cease.nwc 7: Cease, cease your vows
08-Wingd.nwc 8: Wing'd with our fears
09-Hail.nwc 9: Hail, Cadmus, hail.
10-Endls.nwc 10: Endless pleasure, endless love.
Part 2: 11-Sinfn.nwc 11: Sinfonia
12-Awake.nwc 12: Awake, Saturnia.
13-Hence.nwc 13: Hence, Iris, hence away.
14-sleep.nwc 14: O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
15-mortl.nwc 15: You are mortal.
16-love.nwc 16: Now Love, that everlasting boy.
17-comnd.nwc 17: By my command
18-walk.nwc 18: Where'er you walk
19-sistr.nwc 19: Dear sister, how was your passage hither?
20-hark.nwc 20: But hark! The heavenly sphere turns round.
21-Bless.nwc 21: Bless the glad earth with heavenly lays.
Part 3: 22-Intro.nwc 22: Introduction
23-Somns.nwc 23: Somnus, awake!
24-Leave.nwc 24: Leave me, loathsome light.
25-Dull.nwc 25: Dull God, canst thou attend.
26-sweet.nwc 26: More sweet is that name
27-obey.nwc 27: My will obey
28-shapd.nwc 28: Thus shap'd like Ino
29-wise.nwc 29: Be wise, as you are beautiful
30-thank.nwc 30: Thus let my thanks be paid
31-Rich.nwc 31: Rich odours fill the fragrant air
32-doubt.nwc 32: Lay your doubts and fears aside
33-Oh.nwc 33: Oh, Semele
34-engag.nwc 34: How engaging, how endearing
35-grant.nwc 35: I ever am granting
36-Speak.nwc 36: Speak your desire
37-grant.nwc 37: You'll grant what I request
38-heed.nwc 38: Ah! Take heed what you press!
39-No-no.nwc 39: No, no, I'll take no less.
40-gone.nwc 40: Ah! Whither is she gone.
41-repnt.nwc 41: Ah me! Too late I now repent.
42-teror.nwc 42: Oh, terror and astonishment
43-Apoll.nwc 43: Apollo comes!
44-Happy.nwc 44: Happy, happy shall we be!
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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