Let the Bright Seraphim by Handel from Samson opera

Many musical works are inspired by or based upon John Milton’s writing, including the opera “Samson” by George Frederic Handel. Here’s a piece from this opera: “Let the Bright Seraphim.”

Kathleen Battle, Soprano
Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
John Nelson, Conductor


Photographs by Paul Whiton

Lyrics:
Let the bright seraphim
in burning row,
Their loud, uplifted angel trumpets blow.

Let the cherubic host,
in tuneful choirs,
Touch their immortal harps
with golden wires.

Let the bright seraphim, etc.

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