Ode for St. Cecilia Day
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Ode for St. Cecilia Day by George Frideric Handel

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Published by Gregg Press in Ridgewood, N.J .
Written in English


  • Saint Cecilia"s Day,
  • Scores,
  • Secular Cantatas,
  • Songs and music

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Edition Notes

Statementby George Frederic Handel
SeriesWorks of George Frederic Handel -- [23, 18]
ContributionsChrysander, Friedrich, 1826-1901
The Physical Object
Paginationscore (87, 90 p.)
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26904922M

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As an illustration of how the Trinitarian God of the Bible loves diversity and harmony, he introduced John Dryden’s poem “A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day”, written in He then played a recording of Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day, because Handel set Dryden’s poem to music/5(7). With his Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day Handel rejuvenated the tradition of this festival on St. Cecilia’s Day in This so-called “little” St. Cecilia Ode is a musically joyful glorification of the power of music: two festive choruses frame five charming arias in each of which a . Ode to St. Cecilia's Day: SATB or SAATTB with SAATBB Soli (English Language Edition) Purcell, Henry Published by Alfred Publishing Co ().   In William Boyce () composed his 'Ode for St. Cecelia's Day' to a text by his friend, the amateur poet, John Lockman. In writing this ode Boyce followed in the footsteps of his two chief teachers, Maurice Greene and Johann Pepusch who also wrote music in St. Cecelia's honor.5/5(5).

Ode On St. Cecilia's Day poem by Alexander Pope. I. Descend ye Nine descend and sing The breathing instruments inspire. Page. Hail! Bright Cecilia (Z), also known as Ode to St. Cecilia, was composed by Henry Purcell to a text by the Irishman Nicholas Brady in in honour of the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians.. Annual celebrations of this saint's feast day (22 November) began in , organised by the Musical Society of London, a group of musicians and music lovers. Check out Handel: Ode For St. Cecilia's Day by April Cantelo & Ian Partridge & The Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir David Willcocks on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on 5/5(1). Even if you think the big "Rule, Britannia!" mood is the way to go with Handel, give a chance to Robert King's version of the "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day," recorded with the King's Consort and its choir on the Hyperion label. Handel in this much-loved work set a poem in praise of music by John Dryden; between opening and closing stanzas that implicate music in the creation and the dissolution Price: $

This splendid oratorio, set at Alexander the Great’s victory celebrations for his conquest of Persia, culminates in an apotheosis to ‘divine Cecilia’, the patron saint of music whom Handel also praises in his Ode for St Cecilia’s Day of (Naxos ).   As I write this, I’m listening to Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day off YouTube – alright, alright, I’m forcing myself to listen to it. Truth be told, I haven’t listened to Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day for, lo, these many years decades even probably my whole .   Alexander Pope wrote a very long poem called "Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day". I won't quote the whole thing, but the last stanza is very nice: Music the fiercest grief can charm, And Fate’s severest rage disarm: Music can soften pain to ease, And make despair and madness please. Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL Ode for St. Cecilia's Day Overture I. From Harmony, Recitativo II. From Harmony, from heav'nly Harmony III. W.