Adolph Bernhard Marx composed his three-part oratorio Moses for soloists, chorus, and full orchestra not for a religious service but for performance in the concert hall and drew on the Books of Moses and other parts of the Old Testament to write his libretto for it. Moses celebrated it's premiere in Breslau in 1841, and no doubt about it: this contentious work had a polarizing effect and sparked a fundamental debate in the music press about the genre of the "oratorio" when it was less a sacred work and more a music drama. However, Marx had merely wanted to create something new with his Moses. Going beyond a traditional oratorio, it was supposed to be progressive in design, harmony, and dramaturgy. From today's perspective, it is a work between Mendelssohn and Wagner. Characteristic instruments lend each of the arias an individual color. For example, the mournful oboe joins Miriam in expressing the distress of the people of Israel in the first part; the trombones frequently endow the words of Moses and Aaron with prophetic dignity and weight; the clarinet gently intones the choral prayer at the beginning of the third part; the piccolo contributes shrill tones to the descent into hell; and the trumpet employs mighty fanfares to underscore the exhortation uttered by Moses: "Up, people of the Lord, be strong in your God!"
Adolph Bernhard Marx composed his three-part oratorio Moses for soloists, chorus, and full orchestra not for a religious service but for performance in the concert hall and drew on the Books of Moses and other parts of the Old Testament to write his libretto for it. Moses celebrated it's premiere in Breslau in 1841, and no doubt about it: this contentious work had a polarizing effect and sparked a fundamental debate in the music press about the genre of the "oratorio" when it was less a sacred work and more a music drama. However, Marx had merely wanted to create something new with his Moses. Going beyond a traditional oratorio, it was supposed to be progressive in design, harmony, and dramaturgy. From today's perspective, it is a work between Mendelssohn and Wagner. Characteristic instruments lend each of the arias an individual color. For example, the mournful oboe joins Miriam in expressing the distress of the people of Israel in the first part; the trombones frequently endow the words of Moses and Aaron with prophetic dignity and weight; the clarinet gently intones the choral prayer at the beginning of the third part; the piccolo contributes shrill tones to the descent into hell; and the trumpet employs mighty fanfares to underscore the exhortation uttered by Moses: "Up, people of the Lord, be strong in your God!"
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Rel. Date: 01/01/2021
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1. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 1, Wehe! Ich Erliege
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2. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 2, Es Geht Gewalt Über Recht!
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3. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 3, Gieße Deine Ungnad' Auf Sie Herab
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4. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 4, Du Böse Art, Merke Auf Des Herren Wort!
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5. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 5, All' Herbei, All' Herbei
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6. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 6, Hebt' Euch Von Mir
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7. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 7, Herr, Du Bist Es Allein!
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8. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 8, Der Winter Ist Gegangen
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9. Mose, Pt. 1: No. 9, Mose!
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1. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 10, Was Betrübst Du Dich, Meine Seele
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2. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 11, Seht, Seht Da!
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3. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 12, Stärket Die Müden Hände
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4. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 13, Der König Freue Sich In Seiner Großen Macht
5. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 14, An Eure Dienste!
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6. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 15, Der Strom Ward Blut!
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7. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 16, Du, Den Meine Seele Liebt
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8. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 17, Erwecke Dich, Herr, Warum Schläfst Du?
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9. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 18, Liebes Kind, Gehorche Mir
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10. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 19, Erwecke Dich, Herr
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11. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 20, Finsternis!
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12. Mose, Pt. 2: No. 21, Hilf! Wir Sind Alle Des Todes!
13. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 22, Nun Merk' Ich, Dass Der Herr Dem Gerechten Hilft
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14. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 23, Gott, Der Herr, Ist Sonne Und Schild!
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15. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 24, Du Mose Und Aaron
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16. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 25, Auf, Zerreißet Ihre Bande!
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17. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 26, Warum Bekümmerst Du Deinen Knecht, O Herr?
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18. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 27, Auf, Volk Des Herrn!
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19. Mose, Pt. 3: No. 28, Siehe Nun Herab

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Adolph Bernhard Marx composed his three-part oratorio Moses for soloists, chorus, and full orchestra not for a religious service but for performance in the concert hall and drew on the Books of Moses and other parts of the Old Testament to write his libretto for it. Moses celebrated it's premiere in Breslau in 1841, and no doubt about it: this contentious work had a polarizing effect and sparked a fundamental debate in the music press about the genre of the "oratorio" when it was less a sacred work and more a music drama. However, Marx had merely wanted to create something new with his Moses. Going beyond a traditional oratorio, it was supposed to be progressive in design, harmony, and dramaturgy. From today's perspective, it is a work between Mendelssohn and Wagner. Characteristic instruments lend each of the arias an individual color. For example, the mournful oboe joins Miriam in expressing the distress of the people of Israel in the first part; the trombones frequently endow the words of Moses and Aaron with prophetic dignity and weight; the clarinet gently intones the choral prayer at the beginning of the third part; the piccolo contributes shrill tones to the descent into hell; and the trumpet employs mighty fanfares to underscore the exhortation uttered by Moses: "Up, people of the Lord, be strong in your God!"