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G.F. HAENDEL: A-Z Sacred Arias for Alto (Solo) in Authoritative Editions in the Public Domain. High Resoution Scans (600 dpi). Sheet Music for Immediate download

recitatives are  in italics                                    
A love like mine, so faithful and so pure...When first I saw my lovely maid (Joacim)

Susanna HWV 66

 

D Major       

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Almighty pow’r! Who rules the earth and skies! (Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

C minor

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

   

Awful, pleasing being, say (Othniel)

With Recitative: "But who is the? 

Joshua, HWV 64            

 E Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

 

 

Behold! A virgin shall conceive...O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

Messiah, HWV 56

D Major
Messiah/Spicker-Noble, Ed. Schirmer(1912)    
Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto    

Blest be the Lord, who looks with gracious eyes...What though I trace each herb and flower (Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

E Major

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

   

Brave Jonathan his bowne’er drew (David)

Saul, HWV 53 G minor

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters  (1925)

   

But who is he? Tremendous behold!...Awful, pleasing being, say (Othniel)

Joshua, HWV 64

E Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Father of heav’n! From thy eternal throne (Priest)

Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 F Major

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)

   

Judas Maccabaeus, Ed. Schirmer (1909)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Glorious reward! The task be mine alone...Place danger around me, the storm I’ll despise (Othniel)

 

Joshua, HWV 64

B Flat Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Gold is common in our happy shore...How green our fertile pastures look!(Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

G Major
Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)    

Great prophetess! my soul’s on fire...In the battle, fame pursuing (Barak)

Deborah, HWV  51

 

D minor

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Haste, haste to the cedar grove (Solomon) 

With Recitative:"My blooming fair, come, come away"

Solomon, HWV 67

E minor

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

   

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd

With Recitative: "Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened"

Messiah HWV 56

F/Bb

Messiah/Spicker-Noble, Ed. Schirmer(1912)

   

He was despised

Messiah HWV 56

E Flat Major

Messiah/Spicker-Noble, Ed. Schirmer(1912)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

 

 

Heroes, when with glory burning (Othniel)

Joshua, HWV 64

F Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)
With Recitative: "now give the army breath" 

 

 

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915) Aria only

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto
With Recitative: "now give the army breath"

 

 

How green our fertile pastures look! (Solomon)

With Recitative: "Gold is common in our happy shore"

Solomon, HWV 67

G Major

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

 

 

Impious wretch, of race accurst (David)

Saul, HWV 53

D Major

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)

                    

 

In the battle, fame pursuing (Barak)

With Recitative: "Great prophetess! my soul’s on fire"

Deborah, HWV  51

D minor

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

 

 

Infernal spirits, by whose pow’r (Witch)

Saul, HWV 53

F minor

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)

 

 

Lord, to Thee, each night and day (irene)

Theodora, HWV 68

D Major

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

My blooming fair, come, come away...Haste, haste to the cedar grove (Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

E minor

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

   

Nations, who in future story would recorded be with glory (Othniel)

With Recitative: "Perish the thought!"

Joshua, HWV 64

E Flat Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Now give the army breath...Heroes, when with glory burning (Othniel)

Joshua, HWV 64

F Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)R

 

 

O change beyond report...Oh mirror of our fickle state (Micah)

Samson, HWV 57

F minor

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)

 

 

O Judah, Judah! chosen seed!...Oh Lord, whom we adore (Joad)

Athalia, HWV 52

C minor

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

With Recitative: "Behold! A virgin shall conceive"

Messiah, HWV 56

D Major

Messiah/Spicker-Noble, Ed. Schirmer(1912)

 

 

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Oh King, your favours with delight I take (David)

Saul, HWV 53

F Major

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)

 

 

Oh let it not in Gath be heard (David)

Saul, HWV 53 E Flat Major

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)

   

Oh Lord, whom we adore (Joad)

With the Recitative: O Judah, Judah!chosen seed!

 

Athalia, HWV 52

C minor
Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto    

Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless (David)

Saul, HWV 53

F Major
Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)    

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

 

 

Oh mirror of our fickle state (Micah)

With Recitative: "O change beyond report"

Samson, HWV 57

F minor
Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)    

Oh my prince, would that were all...Such haughty beauties rather move aversion

(David)

Saul, HWV 53

E Major

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1925)

 

 

Or lull’d with grief...Sweet rose and lily, flow’ry form! (Didymus)

Theodora, HWV 68

E Flat Major

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)

   

Perish the thought!...Nations, who in future story would recorded be with glory 

(Othniel)

Joshua, HWV 64

E Flat Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Place danger around me, the storm I’ll despise (Othniel)
With the Recitative:"glorious reward! the task be mine alone"

Joshua, HWV 64 B Flat Major

Joshua, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters (1923)

   

Rejoice! My countrymen...Thus said the Lord to Cyrus 

Belshazzar, HWV 61

G Major

Haendel’s Oratorio Songs, T. Best, Ed. Boosey & co. (1900)

 

 

Relieve thy champion, image of thy strengh...Return, return, O God of Hosts! (Micah)

Samson, HWV 57

E Flat Major

Samson, Ed. Schirmer (1898)

    

Return, return, O God of Hosts! (Micah)

With Recitative: "relieve thy champion, image of thy strengh!"

Samson, HWV 57 E Flat Major

Samson, Ed. Schirmer (1898)

 

 

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto Aria only

   

 

Such haughty beauties rather move aversion (David)

With Recitative: "Oh my prince, would that were all"

Saul, HWV 53

E Major             

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters  (1925)

       

Sweet rose and lily, flow’ry form! (Didymus)

With Recitative: "or lull’d with grief"

Theodora, HWV 68

E Flat Major

Händel gesange für eine frauenstimme/H. Roth, Ed. Peters (1915)

   

The Holy one of israel (Micah)

With Recitative: With might endued above the sons of men

 

Samson, HWV 57

D Major

Samson, Ed. Schirmer (1898)

   

The smiling hours, a joyful train (Lichas)

Hercules, HWV 60

F Major
Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto    

Their land brought forth frogs

Israel in Egypt, HWV 54

E Flat Major

Israel in Egypt, Ed. Schirmer (1899)

 

 

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened...He shall feed his flock like a shepherd

Messiah HWV 56

F/Bb Major

Schirmer Messiah/Spicker-Noble

   

Thou shalt bring them in (Moses)

Israel in Egypt, HWV 54

E Major

Israel in Egypt, Ed. Schirmer (1899)

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

   

Thus said the Lord to Cyrus

With Recitative: "Rejoice! My countrymen"

Belshazzar, HWV 61

G Major

Haendel’s Oratorio Songs, T. Best, Ed. Boosey & co. (1900)

   

Up the dreadful steep 

Jephtha, HWV 70

C Major

Haendel’s Oratorio Songs, T. Best, Ed. Boosey & co. (1900)

   

What though I trace each herb and flower (Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

E Major

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)
Wth Recitative: "Blest be the Lord, who looks with gracious eyes"

   

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto Aria only

   

When first I saw my lovely maid

With Recitative: "A love like mine, so faithful and so pure"

Susanna HWV 66

D Major

Anthology of Sacred Song/Spicker, Ed. Schirmer/Alto

 

 

When the sun over yonder hills  (Solomon)

Solomon, HWV 67

G minor

Solomon, G. Gervinus, Ed. Peters (ca 1914)

   

With might endued above the sons of men...The holy one of israel (Micah)

Samson, HWV 57

D Major

Samson, Ed. Schirmer (1898)

 

 

Ye sons of Israel (Micah)

Samson, HWV 57

F minor

Samson, Ed. Schirmer (1898)

 

 

Your words, oh King, my loyal heart with double ardour fire (David)

Saul, HWV 53

G Major

Saul, G.Gervinus, Ed. Peters  (1925