THE STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS BACH'S Cantata Sleepers, Wake is a long fantasia on an old ' chorale ' tune of worship, well known in his day, called ' Wachet auf. ruft uns die Stimme (' Awake, the Voice is Calling '). The tune appears again and again in the Cantata, each time with a new embroidery of musical phrases about it, either sung by the choir or played by the Orchestra. SOUND an Alarm is one of the classic solos for Tenors of the heroic build. Against tho valiant Gorgias, who brings his proud victorious bands to root out Israel's strength,' Judas Maccabæus summons his country to war-' Sound an alarm ; your silver trumpets blow.' This was such an opportunity as Handel loved, as we may guess from his iine stentorian phrases for the voice and the fanfares of the accompaniment.
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