Choir Sacred Opt. 2 Trumpets (SATB choir)
SKU: AP.16207 From Samson
. Composed by George Frideric Handel. Arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen. Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Archive Edition: Alfred Choral Designs. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement; Sacred. Choral Octavo. 20 pages. Alfred Music #00-16207. Published by Alfred Music (AP.16207).
UPC: 038081131184. English.
Handel's Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound is a very energetic and joyful chorus from his oratorio Samson. The work was composed immediately after completion of the Messiah in 1741 and was first performed in London in 1743. Newburgh Hamilton's libretto used in Samson is an adaption and abridgment of John Milton's poem Samson Agonistes and some of Milton's other poems. In this edition, the original words Awake the trumpet's lofty sound! are followed by new words provided by the editor.