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Ode on St. Cecilia's Day

Vocal Score

By George Frideric Handel

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Choral (SATB)
Vocal Score. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Music Sales America. Baroque. 80 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070142. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14023927).

Item Number: HL.14023927

ISBN 0853606366. 6.6x9.5 inches.

John Dryden wrote two odes in honor of the patroness of music and musicians – A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, in 1687, and in 1697, Alexander's Feast, both of which were subsequently set to music by Handel. A Song for St. Cecilia's Day proved so popular that it was performed six times during the winter of 1739-40, in spite of the fact that this was a “hard winter.” Written for soprano and tenor soli, SATB chorus and orchestra, this edition contains all vocal parts and a piano accompaniment.

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