21. To God, our strength, sing loud

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo
Length
139 measures

English text

Bass

To God, our strength, sing loud and clear,
Sing loud to God our King!
To Jacob’s God, that all may hear,
Loud acclamations ring!
Prepare the hymn, prepare the song,
The timbrel hither bring,
The cheerful psaltry bring along,
And harp with pleasant string.

Chorus

Prepare the hymn, prepare the song,
The timbrel hither bring,
The cheerful psaltry bring along,
And harp with pleasant string.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm lxxxi

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso solo
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi

Notes

“After the poetry of John Milton and Edmund Spenser.
The work was written in the midst of the Jacobite rising of 1745–1746.” Wikipedia

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