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    Yesterday while driving I heard an aria by Handel: As Steals the Morn upon the Night. I found it captivating. The radio announcer only mentioned the title. Can someone tell me more about it? Is it part of a larger piece of work? I really know nothing about Handel.

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    There is a new CD released by Harmonia Mundi France named "As steals the morn". It contains several arias by Handel, sung by Mark Padmore. Maybe it's the recording you are looking for.

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    The aria comes from Handel L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. A nice pastoral "oratorio".
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    You can download it through here:

    http://files-upload.com/fr/281478/33...Part3.wma.html

    (thanks to Rod Corkin)
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    Thank you very much for the helpful replies. I like the sound of the Mark Padmore CD. Thanks for the download information too. I've just listened again and it's even better the second time.

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    The libretto (in English) sings as follows -


    No.46/47 - Duet

    Il Moderato (soprano & tenor)

    As steals the morn upon the night,
    And melts the shades away:
    So truth does fancy's charm dissolve,
    And melts the shades away:
    The fumes that did the mind involve,
    Restoring intellectual day.


    //

    It's by the great GF Handel -


    Georg Friedrich Händel
    'L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO ED IL MODERATO'

    ( Composed 1740)

    An Ode

    Words by Charles Jennens

    DRAMATIS PERSONAE

    L'Allegro

    Il Penseroso

    Il Moderato

    Chorus

    /

    I have an excellent recording that I can send you by email if required of that Duet. It comes very near the end of the piece.


    Regards

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    Thanks M.Newman.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    And thanks to you Mr Handel !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handel View Post
    You can download it through here:

    http://files-upload.com/fr/281478/33...Part3.wma.html

    (thanks to Rod Corkin)
    Oh, it's a duet (soprano, tenor). It's incredibly beautiful, thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleengail726 View Post

    I have an excellent recording that I can send you by email if required of that Duet. It comes very near the end of the piece.


    Regards
    Thank you for your kind offer to send the duet but I think I shall buy the Mark Padmore CD as it will give me an idea of other Handel arias as well. But again thanks.

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