Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

Ode für den Geburtstag der Königin Anna

Secular ode for Birthday of Queen Anne
George Frideric Handel, 1713
HWV 74

1.
Aria
Eternal source of light divine
A · tr · str · bc
A · 
tr · str · bc
2.
Aria + Chorus
The day that gave great Anna birth
S · A · ATB · tr · 2 ob · str · bc
S · A · ATB · 
tr · 2 ob · str · bc
3.
Aria + Chorus
Let all the winged race with joy
SSATB · 2 ob · str · bc
SSATB · 
ob · str · bc
4.
Aria + Chorus
Let flocks and herds their fear forget
SSAATB · 2 ob · str · bc
SSAATB · 
ob · str · bc
5.
Duet + Chorus
Let rollings streams their gladness show
SAATBB · 2 ob · str · bc
SAATBB · 
ob · str · bc
6.
Duet
Kind Health descends on downy wings
SA · ob · 2 vln · bc
SA · 
ob · 2 vln · bc
7.
Duet + Chorus
The day that gave great Anna birth
SSAATB · 2 ob · str · bc
SSAATB · 
ob · str · bc
8.
Aria + Chorus
Let Envy then conceal her head
SATBB · str · bc
SATBB · 
str · bc
9.
Aria + Chorus
United nations shall combine
A · SATB · SATB · 2 tr · 2 ob · str · bc
A · SATB · SATB · 
tr · 2 ob · str · bc
4a.
Aria
Let flocks and herds their fear forget
T · 2 ob · str · bc
T · 
ob · str · bc

Instrumentation

  • Soprano solo
  • Alto solo
  • Tenore solo
  • Basso solo
  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

Coro I

  • Soprano chorus
  • Alto chorus
  • Tenore chorus
  • Basso chorus

Coro II

  • Soprano chorus
  • Alto chorus
  • Tenore chorus
  • Basso chorus

Resources

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