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Haendel, Georg Friedrich Georg Friedrich Haendel
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1759)
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Arrangers : › Haendel, Georg Friedrich Original (1)
› Bennett, Matthew (1)
› Cumant, Micheline (1)
› ESTEBAN, FAVA (1)
› Heidtmann, Klaus (1)
› MACHELLA, MAURIZIO (2)
› Magatagan, Mike (7)

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Haendel, Georg Friedrich: March from "Judas Maccabäus" for Woodwind Quartet

March from "Judas Maccabäus" for Woodwind Quartet
HWV 63
Georg Friedrich Haendel




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Composer :Georg Friedrich HaendelHaendel, Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
Instrumentation :

Wind quartet

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Style :

Baroque

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Publisher :
Georg Friedrich HaendelMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1746
Copyright :Public Domain
"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). Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xxii; and HHA 1/24. Morell's libretto is based on the deuterocanonical 1 Maccabees (2-8), with motives added from the Antiquitates Judaicae by Flavius Josephus.

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.

The March is from ACT III depicting Victory that has finally been achieved for the Jewish people. News arrives that Rome is willing to form an alliance with Judas against the Seleucid empire. The people rejoice that peace has at last come to their country (O lovely peace).

Although originally written for Opera, I created this arrangement for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet and Bassoon).
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Added by magataganm the 2012-12-27


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