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Текст либретто The Song of Moses

Thomas Linley (1756-1778)
The Song of Moses



No 1, Chorus: Praise be to God, and God alone (tenor), (bass) Holst Singers
          Praise be to God, and God alone,
          Who hath his pow’r with Glory shewn.
          The warrior horse behold
          With his proud rider thrown,
          And chariots, men, and arms, and steeds In ’whelming billows roll’d.

      No 2, Duet: Jehovah ever be my song (soprano), (soprano)
          Jehovah ever be my song In mercy great, in terror strong.
          His arm alone does conquest bring;
          His name alone shall wake the string.
          He is our God, we will prepare his seat;
          Our father’s God, our song shall speak him great.

      No 3, Accompanied recitative: No force can stand (soprano)
          No force can stand our God before,
          For he’s the God of Hosts whom we adore.

      No 4, Air – Chorus: O Israel turn – The wave hath closed (soprano)Holst Singers
          O Israel turn, cast we our eyes behind;
          What of unpeopled Egypt can we find?
          A nameless, undistinguished heap
          That was a king, that was an host
          With leaders bold, their country’s boast,
          Now plunged in the remorseless deep
          The wave hath closed above each warlike head,
          Sunk like a lifeless stone, vanished, and dead.

      No 5, Air: Thy arm, O Lord of Hosts (soprano)
          Thy arm, O Lord of Hosts,
          Is glorious in its power.
          Thy arm all Israel boasts
          The triumph of this hour.
          Thy arm such ruin poured,
          No force thy foes could shield;
          Thy wrath their ranks devoured
          As flames the stubble field.

      No 6, Recitative: Lo, the waves thy breath obey (soprano)
          Lo, the waves thy breath obey,
          The deep has heard thy voice.
          From far and wide the floods begin
          To press on every side.
          The waves on either hand
          In solid mountains stand,
          And in the heart of all the sea
          The depths congealed abide.

      No 7, Chorus: The sea is before them Holst Singers
          The sea is before them; they’re caught in the toil.
          I’ll pursue, I’ll o’ertake, and distribute the spoil.
          I’ll satiate my lust and heighten my joy;
          My sword shall be drawn, and my hand shall destroy.

      No 8, Accompanied recitative: Thus the foe with haughty pride (soprano)
          Thus the foe with haughty pride—
          But, as thy winds arose,
          The floods their host enclose.
          To thee, so late defied,
          In vain for help they cried.
          They sank like lead at once, and died.

      No 9, Air: 'Mong the Gods by men adored (bass)
          ’Mong the Gods by men adored,
          Who is like to thee,
          O Lord, In majesty of thunder?
          Who in glory to be feared?
          Who in praise to be revered?
          Thy works are filled with wonder.

      No 10, Accompanied recitative: Thou stretchest out thy hand (soprano)
          Thou stretchest out thy hand with mighty power—
          Instant, the earth her bosom clove.
          There, where they sank, they found a grave
          Whence to return—ah nevermore!

      No 11, Air: Thou, as thy mercy had decreed (soprano)
          Thou, as thy mercy had decreed,
          Hast thy redeemed people freed.
          They, guided by thy mighty hand,
          With faith behold the promised land.

      No 12, Recitative: Thither, what power (soprano)
          Thither, what power shall our march withstand?
          This wonder shall before us go,
          And Palestine be filled with woe.
          The nations ’round shall hear with dread,
          The sons of Edom hang their heads,
          And fear shall seize on Moab’s mighty land.

      No 13, Chorus: All Canaan's heathen race Holst Singers
          All Canaan’s heathen race shall melt away,
          By thy resistless arm to silence awed,
          Nor dare against the Israel of God
          Lift their unhallowed swords his course to stay.

      No 14, Duet: Thither thy people, Lord (soprano),  (soprano)
          Thither thy people, Lord, shalt thou direct,
          Plant with thy love, and with thy power protect.
          And on that holy hill by thee prepared
          Thy law shall honoured be, thy name revered.

      No 15, Chorus: To ages shalt thou stretch thy sway Holst Singers
          To ages shalt thou stretch thy sway,
          Thy reign be one eternal day,
          Who mad’st the sea all Egypt’s tomb,
          While safe within its watery womb
          Thou bad’st thine Israel take his dry-shod way.
          Hallelujah. Amen.

четверг, 26 декабря 2013 г.

The Song of Moses, оратория



The Song of Moses - Оратория
Let God arise - Гимн
Исполняют:
Julia Gooding (soprano)
Sophie Daneman (soprano)
Andrew King (tenor)
Andrew Forbes (bass)

Holst Singers
http://www.holstsingers.com
The Parley of Instruments, conductor Peter Holman

Recording details: November 1997
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: June 1998
Total duration: 65 minutes 58 seconds http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/al.asp?al=CDA67038
Треклист:

The Song of Moses

No 01. Chorus: Praise be to God, and God alone [4:28]
Andrew Peter King (tenor), Andrew Dale Forbes (bass), Holst Singers

No 02. Duet: Jehovah ever be my song [4:28]
Julia Gooding (soprano), Sophie Daneman (soprano)
      Jehovah ever be my song
      In mercy great, in terror strong.
      His arm alone does conquest bring;
      His name alone shall wake the string.
      He is our God, we will prepare his seat;
      Our father’s God, our song shall speak him great.
No 03. Accompanied recitative: No force can stand [0:22]
Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 04. Air – Chorus: O Israel turn – The wave hath closed [6:39]
Sophie Daneman (soprano), Holst Singers

No 05. Air: Thy arm, O Lord of Hosts [3:20]
Julia Gooding (soprano)

No 06. Recitative: Lo, the waves thy breath obey [0:35]
Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 07. Chorus: The sea is before them [3:17]
Holst Singers

No 08. Accompanied recitative: Thus the foe with haughty pride [1:36]
Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 09. Air: 'Mong the Gods by men adored [2:44]
 Andrew Dale Forbes (bass)

No 10. Accompanied recitative: Thou stretchest out thy hand [1:21]
 Julia Gooding (soprano)

No 11. Air: Thou, as thy mercy had decreed [3:28]
 Julia Gooding (soprano)

No 12. Recitative: Thither, what power [0:29]
 Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 13. Chorus: All Canaan's heathen race [3:01]
 Holst Singers

No 14. Duet: Thither thy people, Lord [5:08]
 Julia Gooding (soprano), Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 15. Chorus: To ages shalt thou stretch thy sway [2:59]
 Holst Singers

Let God arise

No 1. Overture: [Andante] – Allegro [3:28]

No 2. Chorus: Let God arise [2:38]
 Holst Singers

No 3. Air: But let the righteous be glad [2:47]
 Andrew Peter King (tenor)

No 4. Chorus: O sing unto God [1:42]
 Holst Singers

No 5. Chorus: Magnify him [2:49]
 Robin Blaze (countertenor), Andrew Peter King (tenor), Holst Singers

No 6. Duet: He is a father [3:10]
 Julia Gooding (soprano), Sophie Daneman (soprano)

No 7. Air: Give thanks, O Israel [1:57]
 Andrew Dale Forbes (bass)

No 8. Chorus: Wonderful art thou [3:32]
Holst Singers

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Thomas Linley, Jr "The Song of Moses",
edited by Peter Overbeck; A-R Editions, Inc, 2000;
ISBN 0-89579-451-9

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