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Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day. Handel music and English words to celebrate the patron saint of musicians

The Cantata was composed by Handel in 1739 and the words are form the English poet John Dryden.

Can you follow the words… it is not very difficult.

There are two instruments mentioned in this part of the cantata.

  • Which instruments are they?
  • What are the adjectives the poet uses to describe them?
  • The trumpet‘s loud clangour

    Excites us to arms,

    With shrill notes of anger,

    And mortal alarms.

    The double double double beat

    Of the thundering drum

    Cries Hark! the foes come;

    Charge, charge, ’tis too late to retreat!

    Notice the pronunciation of this sound:

    charge /tʃ/


  • Do you like this kind of music?
  • Can you think of a building in Palma built at the time this cantata was composed?
  • Ask your History teacher.

    POST 66

    18 Novembre 2009 - Posted by | lenguas, música, Uncategorized, video activity | , , ,

    10 comentaris »

    1. I like classical music, but not all songs. For example, I do not like this song, but if the boys’ choir.

      Comentari per Pilar | 19 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    2. I don’t really like classical music, because it is very quiet.

      Comentari per peptoni97 | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    3. I don’t like classical music because it is boring and not entertaining, but it’s good.

      Comentari per claudiapg | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    4. I don’t like the clasic music, well some songs.

      Comentari per llorensete | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    5. The music is not bad, is good. I like some song of classic music.

      Comentari per miguelinramonllull | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    6. Is good listen clasic music, the people says what listen clasic music increment your C.I.

      Comentari per 1esoiesramonlull | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    7. I like very much this kind of music , is fantastic!

      Comentari per jlny7288 | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    8. Idon´t like very much the clasic music, for me it´s a litle poor.

      Comentari per 1alejandro | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    9. I don’t like very much the clasic music, but also appreciate if you know is fantastic.

      Comentari per juditell | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

    10. I like very much the boy but the music i don’t like.I don’t like themusic clasic.The face that he puts gives grace.

      Comentari per pepe1997 | 18 Novembre 2009 | Respon

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