Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Arm, Arm Ye Brave!
Here's the famous Baritone aria from Handel's Oratorio "Judas Maccabeus", where Simon calls his brethren to arms. (I very slightly altered the text in two places to avoid the Tetragrammaton, which we are forbidden to pronounce.)
The illustration is Machabeusze (Maccabees), an oil painting dated 1842 by Polish artist Wojciech Korneli Stattler (1800-1875), from the National Museum in Crakow.