See, the conqu’ring hero comes!

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 14 aprile 1759): «See, the conqu’ring hero comes!», coro (n. 58) dall’oratorio Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 (1747) su testo di Thomas Morell. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, dir. sir Neville Marriner.

Youths :

See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!
Sports prepare! The laurel bring!
Songs of triumph to him sing!

Virgins :

See the godlike youth advance!
Breathe the flutes and lead the dance!
Myrtle wreaths and roses twine
to deck the hero’s brow divine!

Israelites :

See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!
Sports prepare! The laurel bring!
Songs of triumph to him sing!
See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 12 Variationen über ein Thema aus dem Oratorium «Judas Maccabäus» von Händel per violoncello e pianoforte WoO 45 (1796). Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello; Emanuel Ax, pianoforte.


WoO 45