Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1739)

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  • - 12: But bright Cecelia00:00:36
  • - 2: From harmony00:00:20
  • 's day - 10: But oh! What art can teach00:04:15
  • 's day - 13: As from the power of sacred lays00:06:31
  • 's day - 1: Overture00:06:37
  • 's day - 3: When Nature underneath a heap00:02:51
  • 's day - 4: From harmony00:03:26
  • 's day - 5: What passion cannot music raise?00:06:40
  • 's day - 6: The trumpet's loud clangour00:03:14
  • 's day - 7: March00:01:45
  • 's day - 8: The soft complaining flute00:04:56
  • 's day - 9: Sharp violins proclaim00:04:09
  • 's day-11: Orpheius could lead the savage race00:01:34
Composer:Handel, George Friederic (1685-1759), German
Genre:Classical Choral Cantata
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
This ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
01-Overture.nwc 1: Overture
02-harmony.nwc 2: From harmony
03-nature.nwc 3: When Nature underneath a heap
04-harmony.nwc 4: From harmony
05-passion.nwc 5: What passion cannot music raise?
06-trumpet's.nwc 6: The trumpet's loud clangour
07-March.nwc 7: March
08-flute.nwc 8: The soft complaining flute
09-violins.nwc 9: Sharp violins proclaim
10-art.nwc 10: But oh! What art can teach
11-Orpheus.nwc 11: Orpheus could lead the savage race
12-bright.nwc 12: But bright Cecelia
13-power.nwc 13: As from the power of sacred lays
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 the Dunedin Consort, under
John Butt, on YouTube starting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrI7a3qHV9U