See the Conquering Hero Comes

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Michael Brand)

Subtitle: From Judas Maccabeus

General Info

Year: 1746 / 2007
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet I

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Trumpet II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet III
  • Horn in F I

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet IV
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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, including by Beethoven and as a tune played by brass bands at the opening of new railway lines and stations in Britain during the 19th century.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Performance Notes

This score can be played by as few as four players provided each of the four parts is covered. Additionally, each "choir" within the band – woodwinds, saxophones and brass – is complete so the band director can use contrasting choirs for different sections for variety. The B-flat Clarinets form a separate choir.

There are four B-flat Clarinet lines, but Clarinets II, III and IV are written below the break. If Part 1 is covered by Flute, Alto Saxophone or Trumpet, then Clarinet I may be omitted.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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