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From Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part 3, N.53
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo/ Alto/ Countertenor
Original key F Major
Language English
Composer George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Poet Thomas Morell 1703 – 1784
Range Father of Heaven

Father of Heaven , a setting by Thomas Morell, was composed by George Frideric Händel in 1746 and premiered in April 1747. This aria takes place in Part 3 of Judas Maccabaeus.

Handel had been living in England for almost two decades when he decided to start composing English oratorios seriously. Until then, he had mostly written Italian operas. His first oratorio in English was Esther, written in 1718 but full revised in 1732. Our oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, was composed in 1745 to celebrate the victory of prince William Augustus, second son of Georg the Second over the Jacobites at the battle of Culloden.
The libretto by Thomas Morell of the oratorio is based on Maccabees (2-8) which depicts the reign of Judea over the Seleucid Empire and his attempt to destroy the Jewish religion. Many Jews renounced and took on another religion, but a few, led by Mattathias, an elderly priest, refused and retreated to the hills. The first part of the oratorio opens on the Jews mourning the death of their leader Mattathias. Judas Maccabaeus accepts to become their new leader and preaches hope and faith. The second part opens on the victory of the Jews, but their joy is short lived as the Seleucid commander Gorgias is out for revenge. Judas Maccabaeus preaches God’s words to his troops: pagan altars must be destroyed and the Jewish religion restored.

Father of Heaven opens the third part with the expression of an Israelite man’s immense gratitude towards his God as victory has come again. The accompaniment lights up the aria with serenity and relief as the vocal line lingers joyfully over peaceful expectations.

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