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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 … Continue reading

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Literature and Composition Videos

Videos referenced in Literature and Composition (E2) Module 1 1927 silent film of Robinson Crusoe Theme Music from the 1970s TV show The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Opera Excerpt Module 2 Walden Pond video Module 3 Trailer for … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar Handel opera aria “Se pieta di me non senti”

Listen to this aria, “Se pieta di me non senti” from Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar). Sung by Leontyne Price with the American Opera Society. New York City, October 9, 1958. Other Literature and Composition (E2) videos

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Julius Caesar Handel opera aria “L’angue offeso mai riposa”

Listen to this recitative and aria from Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar in Egypt). Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Salle Métropole, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 12, 2008. Recitative: Figlio non è, chi … Continue reading

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OperaTalk on Handel’s Julius Caesar in Egypt

George Frideric Handel wrote the opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. You can hear San Diego OperaTalk’s Nick Reveles discuss the opera, Handel, baroque opera, and musical ornamentation in an interesting episode of San Diego OperaTalk. Nothing can compare to being … Continue reading

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