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The oratorio of Jephtha

John Hill Hewitt

The oratorio of Jephtha

by John Hill Hewitt

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Published by Bull & Tuttle in Baltimore .
Written in English

  • Musicals -- Librettos

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesJephtha
    Statementwritten and composed by John H. Hewitt
    SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15206052M

    Jephte or Historia di Jephte is an important exemplar of the midth-century Historia Sacra form composed by Giacomo Carissimi around (probably ), based on the story of Jephtha in the Old Testament Book of work follows what is considered the classic early Baroque oratorio form with a Biblical text related by soloists and chorus linked by a narrator. xviii, pages, 16 pages of plates: 20 cm. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera.

      50+ videos Play all Mix - ORATORIO `JEPHTHA` HWV 70 - Handel YouTube Bach - Gloria in excelsis Deo BWV - Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society - Duration: Netherlands Bach Society.   The horrific tale of Jephtha is in the Old Testament, Chapter 11 of the Book of Judges. Handel imbues the oratorio with darkness from its opening chords, rarely letting up. Yes, the composer and his librettist Rev. Thomas Morrell (who also wrote Handel’s Theodora) .

    The religious element in Jephtha-Prototypes-Morell's libretto-MoreU's miscalculations righted by Handel-The music -Borrowings from Habermann­ Onslaught of blindness -Oratorio seasons held despite Handel's infirmity season comes to end with death of Prince of Wales -Jephtha presented in . Jephtha was considered his finest work for its “capacity to move the minds of its listeners.” In this oratorio, Carissimi celebrates Jephtha, a hero from the Old Testament Book of Judges, his victories of war and his sacrifice of innocence – such a human story repeated so often through history.

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The oratorio of Jephtha by John Hill Hewitt Download PDF EPUB FB2

There are two stories behind Handel’s Jephtha – the Biblical account of Jephtha himself, and the story of Handel’s creating the oratorio – and neither of them ends very well. The story of Jephtha may be the weirdest and most troubling in the Hebrew Bible.

The Book of Judges cryptically tells of the illegitimate son of a prominent Israelite and a prostitute whose legitimate brothers. Jephtha, Handel's last oratorio, is his darkest, most troubling masterpiece. Written while the composer's sight was failing, it contemplates the often inscrutable role of the divine in human affairs.

Jephtha was Handel’s final oratorio, written in while the composer was suffering badly from his failing eyesight. Based on the tale of Jephtha from the Book of Judges, the title character makes a promise to God that, in the event that he should triumph over the Ammonites, he will sacrifice the first living creature he meets.

Prom Handel's Jephtha Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Chorus, Richard Egarr Royal Albert Hall, 30 August Following on from last year’s Theodora, the BBC Proms Handel cycle continued with Jephtha, Handel’s last oratorio.

It was composed in as his sight was failing. At one point in the autograph score he wrote “unable to. Leaving aside The Triumph of Time and Truth, which in any case was an adaptation of a much earlier work that may owe more to Handel’s amanuensis John Christopher Smith, Jephtha () was Handel’s final oratorio, inspired by the Biblical story, from the Book of Judges, wherein the eponymous character swore to God that he would sacrifice the first thing he saw if he returned successfully.

Handel’s final significant creation, composed as his eyesight failed him, the oratorio Jephtha is generally ranked very high in the canon – ‘the crown’ of his ‘unique achievement in. ‘Whatever is, is right,” we are told in a moment of fatalistic horror at the close of the second act of Jephtha, Handel’s last oratorio, given its first Prom performance in more than The Oratorio Anthology: The Vocal Library Soprano [Walters, Richard, Hal Leonard Corp.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Oratorio Anthology: The Vocal Library SopranoReviews: *Jephtha* bids fair to being the composer's greatest work--it is at any rate his most profound meditation on the human condition--and Gardiner's plumbs its depths more tellingly than any other (save perhaps for Somary's pioneering version for Vanguard, though in many respects it sounds dated from a 4/5(11).

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Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow Brand: Coro. Check out Handel, G.F.: Jephtha (Oratorio) [Ainsley] by Marcus Creed, RIAS Chamber Chorus & Academy for Ancient Music Berlin on Amazon Music.

Stream ad. Check out Handel, G.F.: Jephtha [Oratorio] by Matthias Gruenert on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on 2/5(1). Other articles where Jephtha is discussed: George Frideric Handel: Life: the last of his oratorios, Jephtha, which was performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London, in He kept his interest in musical activities alive until the end.

After his death on Aphe was buried in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. Jephtha, oratorio, HWV Act 1. Scene 3. Air. Take the heart you fondly gave. The story of the daughter of Jephtha comes from the Book of Judges. The librettist of the oratorio, Thomas Morell, used the biblical version of the story as well as a sixteenth-century popular account by the humanist author George Buchanan.

The oratorio Jephtha is a radical inquiry into the nature of human existence with arias and choruses of poignant and jolting intensity – interpreted from the orchestra pit by the Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn. He swore an oath to his God whose help he called upon in battle. Now Jephtha, victorious, must keep his promise to sacrifice the.

English composers took an interest in the genre during the s and s, notably Maurice Greene (The Song of Deborah and Barak, completed and performed only a few months after the first London performances of Handel’s Esther inas well as Jephtha () and The Force of Truth ()), and William Boyce (David’s Lamentation over.

Iford Arts: Jephtha Contraband, Christopher Bucknall Iford Manor, 25 July Jephtha was Handel's last oratorio, composed in as his sight was failing to the extent that at one point in the autograph score he wrote "unable to go on owing to weakening of the sight of my left eye." It is rather telling that.

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‘It has been reckoned that Handel put more notes on paper than any other composer before or since. When he undertook Jephtha, the last new oratorio he was to write, he had composed over 40 operas, over 30 odes, oratorios and serenatas, over cantatas, over 40 pieces of church music, and over instrumental works.

Recitative: Deeper and deeper still (Jephtha) Chorus: How dark, O Lord, are Thy decrees Part 3 Recitative: Hide thou thy hated beams (Jephtha) Recitative: A father, off'ring up his only child (Jephtha) Aria: Waft her, angels (Jephtha) Recitative: Ye sacred priests (Iphis) Aria: Farewell, ye limpid springs (Iphis) HANDEL, G.F.: Jephtha [Oratorio] (Biondi) BI About Chandos.

About Us; Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Jonathan Keates wrote an excellent biography of Handel in the s, and this charming, solid little book is an intriguing account of the single reason that most of us still think of Handel from.