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Alexander"s feast; or, The power of music

John Dryden

Alexander"s feast; or, The power of music

in honour of St Cecilia.

by John Dryden

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Published by [s.n.] in [London] .
Written in English


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Handel: Alexander's Feast CO About Chandos. About Us; Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for . Alexander's Feast or The Power of Music, HWV75 ()* [] Concerto in F, Op.3/4a [] Book Reviews Complete Books We have a number of out of print complete books on-line. Interviews With Composers, Conductors, Singers, Instumentalists and others Includes those on .

Eventually we would stagger back to the library, carrying the brandy with us, light cigars, and if Freddie was finally talked out, we might put on some records -most often his beloved Alexander's Feast: The Ode to St. Cecilia and the Power of Music, Handel and Dryden, trumpets, flutes and drums, lilting airs and thundering choruses, Alexander. Date/Time Date(s) - Febru pm - pm. Location St Stephen's Church. Based on a poem by John Dryden, subtitled “The Power of Music,” Handel’s ode, Alexander’s Feast, recounts a banquet held by Alexander the Great in the conquered city of Persepolis.

Música: CDs y vinilos.   Alexander’s Feast is based on an ode by Dryden which imagines a victory feast given by Alexander the Great in the captured Persian city of Persepolis before he burned it down, incited by the seductive singing of the lyre player Timotheus. No-one knows the real reason for the destruction of the city but the power, lyricism and beauty of Handel’s music makes Timotheus’ persuasion utterly.


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Alexander"s feast; or, The power of music by John Dryden Download PDF EPUB FB2

Alexander’s Feast: Or, The Power of Music, an Ode in Honor of St. Cecilia’s Day is Dryden’s second ode honoring Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The poem’s theme, the power of.

Alexander's Feast or the Power of Music, Act II, Scene Recitative and Chorus. "Let Old Timotheus Yield the Prize" by Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Aachener und Overbacher Kammerchor, Marcus Bosch, Dorothee Mields, Judith Berning, Paul Agnew, Woong-jo Choi5/5(2).

Alexander's Feast (HWV 75) is an ode with music by George Frideric Handel set to a libretto by Newburgh on adapted his libretto from John Dryden's ode Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music () which had been written to celebrate Saint Cecilia's Day. Jeremiah Clarke (whose score is now lost) set the original ode to music.

Handel composed the music in Januaryand the. History of Alexander’s Feast. The 18th century edition of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast has one of the most interesting provenances of any book in Z.

Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department. Title page of Alexander’s Feast with Felix Mendelssohn’s signature. out of The power of music book stars Not the Best 'Alexander's Feast' Reviewed in the United States on Ma Handel wrote Alexander's Feast to celebrate St. Cecilia's Day, one of two works in his oeuvre honoring the patron saint of music, and it was premiered in /5(2).

Get this from a library. Alexander's feast, or, The power of music. [John Dryden; William McLaren] -- Illustrated manuscript version of John Dryden's Alexander's feast, produced in by artist and illustrator William McLaren.

These lines appeared on the title page of the word-book for the first performance in NOTES. Alexander’s Feast (or The Power of Music), a setting of a poem by John Dryden written in honor of St.

Cecilia, was completed by Handel on Janu and. Alexander’s Feast is about the power of music to raise, quell, and shift emotions.

It illustrates emotion through the effective use of sound and rhythm as well as through content. What it does. So love was crown'd, but music won the cause. Air Soprano The Prince, unable to conceal his pain, Gaz'd on the fair, Who caus'd his care; And sigh'd and look'd, sigh'd and look'd, Sigh'd and look'd, and sigh'd again: At length with love and wine at once oppress'd, The vanquish'd victor sunk upon her breast.

The Prince da capo. 18b. Chorus. Alexander's Feast. Or the Power of Music; An Ode in Honor of St. Cecilia's Day.

John Dryden. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics. Get this from a library. Alexander's feast, or, The power of music: an ode for Saint Cecilia's Day, [John Dryden; Peter Campbell; September Press.; Press Collection (Library of Congress)].

John Dryden (). Alexander's Feast; Or, the Power of Music. William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Restoration Verse. Alexander's Feast | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. RISM A: H Alexander's feast; or, The power of musick. An ode wrote in honour of St.

Cecilia. Choral SATB [Sheet music] Novello & Co Ltd. John Dryden wrote two odes in honour of the patroness of music and musicians - A Song For St. Cecilia's Day in and in Alexander's Feast both of which were subsequently set to music by Handel. Buy Handel: Alexander's Feast (Alexanderæs Feast Or The Power Of Musick) by Handel, Samann, Schoch, Mertens, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra, Joachim Carlos Martini, Handel, Joachim Carlos Martini from Amazon's Classical Music Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). Program Note (c) Harry Haskell. George Frideric Handel (–) Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music. Born in Halle, Germany, the son of a barber-surgeon who died when he was eleven, Handel cut his musical teeth in the cosmopolitan port city of Hamburg in the first decade of the eighteenth century.

This recording of Alexander's Feast is the third John Elliot Gardiner recording of a Handel oratorio which I have bought since watching David Starkey's documentary on Music and the British Monarchy.

This recording of Alexander's Feast is in the same league as the others I have recently purchased/5(10). Shop and Buy Alexanders Feast Or The Power Of Musick HWV 75 sheet music.

solo voices, choir, orchestra sheet music book by George Frideric Handel (): Baerenreiter Verlag at Sheet Music Plus: The World Largest Selection of Sheet Music. The nature of Alexander s Feast is perhaps better summed up by its other title, The Power of Music.

It is in fact a celebratory ode for St Cecilia s Day, written by Dryden in for the City of London s traditional celebration of the patron saint of music, and set in suitably celebratory style by Handel in /5(6).

Alexander's Feast by John Dryden,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Alexander's Feast: John Dryden: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.John Dryden’s ode, Alexander’s Feast, or the Power of Musick, was written for the occasion inset to music (now lost) by Jeremiah Clarke.

From the tradition died out, but composers continued to write settings of St. Cecilia odes as concert works. Handel composed two such odes, the first being Alexander’s Feast in Alexander's Feast or the Power of Music, Act II, Scene Recitative.

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