G F Handel


Belshazzar - Part 1

Part 2 is on the next page,
Part 3 the page after that.

The Files for this Work were originally prepared using a very old Novello Score - the G A MacFarren Original Octavo edition. There is a much more recent Edition - the D Burrows 1993 one. This contains most of the pieces from the MacFarren Score, but re-numbered (some have been "deleted"), but also contains in Appendix One some alternative and additional pieces composed by Handel after the first few Performances, as well as, in Appendix Two, a number of pieces deleted by Handel before the first few Performance (some of these are in the MacFarren version). I am gradually modifying the Files so they more closely resemble the Burrows version; they will be uploaded when this modification is finished.

Here is a "clickable" Table of the available Midi Files for this Work:-

Belshazzar - Part 1
UNemphasized Soprano  Alto  Tenor  Bass 
1: Overture None None None None
2: Vain fluctuating state None None None None
3: Thou God most high None None None None
4: The fate of Babylon None None None None
5: Lament not thus None None None None
6: Behold, by Persia's hero made yes yes yes yes
7: Well may they laugh None None None None
8: O memory! None None None None
9: Oppress'd with never-ceasing grief None None None None
10: Dry those unavailing tears None None None None
11: Be comforted None None None None
12: Methought as on the banks None None None None
13: Now tell me Gobrias None None None None
14: Behold the monstrous beast None None None None
15: Can you then think None None None None
16: Great God, who yet None None None None
17: My friends, be confident None None None None
18: All empires upon God yes yes yes yes
19: O sacred oracles None None None None
20: Rejoice, my countrymen None None None None
20a: For long ago None None None None
20b: Thus saith the Lord None None None None
21: Sing, O ye heavens yes yes yes yes
22: Let festal joy None None None None
23: For you, my friends None None None None
24: The leafy honours None None None None
25: It is the custom None None None None
26: Recall, O King yes Sop 1
yes Sop 2
yes yes Ten 1
yes Ten 2
yes
27: They tell you true None None None None
28: O, dearer than my life None None None None
29: By slow degrees yes Sop 1
yes Sop 2
yes yes Ten 2
yes Ten 2
yes

That's the end of Part 1. Part 2 is on the next page
Part 3 is on the page following that.

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