De Haske Music Tochter Zion (Music Box Brass Quartet and Organ) De Haske Ensemble Series Arranged by Jan de Haan

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Tochter Zion, also known as See the Conquering Hero Comes, is the most famous chorus from the oratorio Judas Maccabaeus by the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), who was born as a German and… Learn More

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Tochter Zion, also known as See the Conquering Hero Comes, is the most famous chorus from the oratorio Judas Maccabaeus by the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), who was born as a German and died an Englishman. He composed Judas Maccabaeus in 1746. The heroic epic based on the Biblical story about commander-in-chief Judas Maccabaeus, was used by Handel to celebrate the English victory over the rebellious Scottish. The first performance of this patriotic work - written in the pleasing, rich baroque style that Handel's music is known for - was conducted by himself; the success was huge. The chorus See the Conquering Hero Comes was added later, in 1748, drawn from another oratorio (Joshua).