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Return, O God of hosts. Aria for Alto, G.F.Haendel:Samson, HWV 57, Schirmer Anthology (A4) 

G.F.Haendel (1685-1759)

G.F.Haendel (1685-1759)

Samson (HWV 57),  is an Oratorio composed by G.F. Haendel in 1741, just after Messiah, on a libretto by Newburg Hamilton, based on Milton's Samson Agonistes, a "Romantic" (and Dramatic) treatment of the biblical figure Samson's in the "Book of judges". This is one of Haendel's finest Oratorios. Note that giving the title role to a Tenor, Haendel marked a turning point in performance practice that usually devoted title roles to castrati. Vocal agility is here subdued to melodic beauty and originality. note that the role of Micah was a "travesti" role, with the Alto Susanna Maria Cibber, who was a true Contralto. This prima donna also sang the role of David in Haendel's oratorio Saul. Nowaday this part can be also sung by a Countertenor.

 

Return, O God of hosts. Aria for Alto/Countertenor. G.F.Haendel: Samson, HWV 57. Vocal Score. Schirmer Anthology of Sacred Song: Alto. (M. Spicker). Ed. Schirmer (PD). 4 pp. Sheet Music (A4). High Resolution scans (600 dpi) for immediate download: $1.49. ONE CLICK FOR A LARGER VIEW

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