Hail the Conquering Hero

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. David Marlatt)

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Subtitle: From Judas Maccabaeus

General Info

Year: 1746 / 2002
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publication
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This arrangement is taken from Judas Maccabaeus, a well-known oratorio composed by the German born master, George Frederic Handel (1685-1759). With one tempo throughout, the work is marked “Moderato,” and it uses monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic textures as the work unfolds.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, January 2015, p. 42

Judas Maccabaeus (HWV 63) is an oratorio in three acts composed in 1746 by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto written by Thomas Morell. The oratorio was devised as a compliment to the victorious Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, upon his return from the Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746).

The third act chorus. See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes!. has been adapted several times. Beethoven composed twelve variations on the work for piano and cello in 1796, and it gained familiarity as the tune invariably played by brass bands at the opening of new railway lines and stations in Britain during the 19th century.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Handel, G.; Marlatt, D. (2002). Hail the Conquering Hero: From Judas Maccabaeus [score]. Eighth Note Publications: [Markham, Ont.].
  • Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), Wikipedia. Accessed 26 June 2020