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Hallelujah, Amen

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Walter Barnes)


Subtitle: From Judas Maccabaeus


General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $8.99 (each part)   |   Score Only (print) - $16.99


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Tuba


Errata

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 events depicted in the oratorio are from the period 170–160 BC when Judea was ruled by the Seleucid Empire which undertook to destroy the Jewish religion. Being ordered to worship Zeus, many Jews obeyed under the threat of persecution; however, some did not. One who defied was the elderly priest Mattathias who killed a fellow Jew who was about to offer a pagan sacrifice. After tearing down a pagan altar, Mattathias retreated to the hills and gathered others who were willing to fight for their faith. Handel's music depicts the changing moods of the Jewish people as their fortunes vary from dejection to jubilation.

Hallelujah, Amen in D major is the final movement of the entire oratorio.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

Texas: Brass Quintet Class I


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • Barnes, W.; Canadian Brass (1986). The Canadian Brass Book of Advanced Quintets [score]. G.V. Thompson Music: Toronto, Can.
  • Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), Wikipedia. Accessed 12 February 2021