20. A typical performance lasts about one hour and 45 minutes. Van Swieten was evidently not a fully fluent speaker of English, and the metrically-matched English version of the libretto suffers from awkward phrasing that fails to fit idiomatic English text onto Haydn's music. 5. Und Gott machte das Firmament 24. Another meditation for the three angels (compare No. Instead, it is so constructed that the word order, syllabification, and stress patterns are as close as possible to the English. Aria in D minor for bass, narrating the creation of seas, mountains, rivers, and (a coda in D major) brooks. In part III, the bass and soprano represent Adam and Eve. Admission was by invitation only. No. The unusual intensity of the ending may be the result of Haydn's piling of coda upon coda, each occurring at a point where the music seems about to end. As always in Haydn's oratorio tone painting, the sung verbal explanation comes after the orchestral portrayal. Recitative for tenor, with portions of Genesis 1:14–16. Texte en allemand et en anglais Edition Urtext (Burmeister) Partition - Choeur piano Peters Référence: EP8998 CHANT > Chœur > Répertoire EN STOCK (And God made the firmament). Le livret raconte et célèbre la création de l'Univers comme décrite dans le livre de la Genèse. Ce chef d'œuvre du compositeur autrichien à visée universelle se base sur des textes bibliques et … Les premières exécutions de l’œuvre, en 1798, furent commanditées par un groupe de nobles citoyens, qui offrirent au compositeur une somme d’argent impressionnante pour avoir le privilège de sa création. No table-of-contents pages found. Part I celebrates the creation of the primal light, the Earth, the heavenly bodies, bodies of water, weather, and plant life. Haydn, a naturally curious man, may have had an amateur interest in astronomy, as while in England he took the trouble to visit William Herschel, ex-composer and discoverer of Uranus, in his observatory in Slough. The end of the trio is followed without pause by... No. The key is E major, very remote from the flat-side keys that have dominated the work so far. According to a friend of the composer/: At that moment when light broke out for the first time, one would have said that rays darted from the composer's burning eyes. 25. The oratorio is described below, for each part by both a table of the movements and description of individual movements. The score used for performances by the Tonkünstler-Societät in 1799, with notes in the composer's hand, is kept in the Vienna State Library. Die Vorstellung des Chaos (The Representation of Chaos), One of the most famous numbers in the work, an overture in C minor in slow tempo, written in sonata form. In holder Anmut stehn This was Frederik Samuel Silverstolpe, a Swedish diplomat. Brief recitative for bass (Genesis 1:9–10), leading into: No. 7. The second treats the creation of the animals, and of man and woman. La création de haydn Version française d’origine Contact pédagogique : Clémence Acar 01 45 20 82 56. Aria for tenor with chorus in A major, portraying the defeat of Satan's host, from Paradise Lost. In a letter to the Neue teutsche Merkur, one audience member wrote, "Already three days have passed since that happy evening, and it still sounds in my ears and heart, and my breast is constricted by many emotions even thinking of it.". 26, and is in the same key of B flat. Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz It begins with a recitative for bass solo in C minor, followed by choral presentation of the creation of light. 2. Holde Gattin, dir zur Seite A movement of tone painting with bass narration. Il est le second de 12 enfants, dont 6 survivent. Following the appearance of light is a brief tenor recitative on the words "and God saw the light, that it was good", leading into: No. [1] It is likely that Haydn wanted to try to achieve results of comparable weight, using the musical language of the mature classical style. The end of recitative briefly alludes to the new-created stars, then introduces: No. In the first, marked adagio, Adam and Eve sing their prayer, with the chorus singing underneath them accompanied by soft timpani rolls. 32. (On mighty wings the eagle proudly soars aloft). Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk Le livret est inspiré de la Genèse et du Paradis perdu de John Milton. Performed by St Matthew's Choir, conducted by Phiroz Dalal, production director Dawn Slaughter, various keys and tempo markings to illustrate different animals, Temperley (1991). La Création En août 1795, Haydn quitta l’Angleterre pour la dernière fois avec une grosse quantité d’argent, des cadeaux — dont un perroquet parlant — et un livret pour un nouvel oratorio. The work was published bilingually (1800) and is still performed in both languages today. 2 La terre était informe et vide: il y avait des ténèbres à la surface de l’abîme, et l’esprit de Dieu se mouvait au-dessus des eaux.. 3 Dieu dit : Que la lumière soit ! Stimmt an die Saiten 4 Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne ; et Dieu sépara la lumière d’avec les ténèbres. XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle C'est d'abord La Création composée entre 1796 et 1798 qui obtient un succès retentissant. S’il est encore trop tôt pour dresser un bilan de ce cru 2020, la présidente, The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. Adam and Eve are seen walking hand in hand. This movement relates the words of Genesis 1:1–4. "[3], In the final form of the oratorio, the text is structured as recitative passages of the text of Genesis, often set to minimal accompaniment, interspersed with choral and solo passages setting Swieten's original poetry to music. À une époque où le genre de l'oratorio décline, il s'inscrit dans l'héritage de Haendel avec La Création (1798) – dont le livret avait été proposé au compositeur du M Part III takes place in the Garden of Eden, and narrates the happy first hours of Adam and Eve. (In splendour bright is rising now/the sun). on June 19, 2013, Printed libretto, 8 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston", There are no reviews yet. 23. With tenor narration, the orchestra portrays a brilliant sunrise, then a languid moonrise. A prized aria for tenor, in C major, celebrating the creation of man, then woman. XXI: 2] La création. No. Une rencontre insolite entre Joseph Haydn et Richard Wagner. (Awake the harp). 6. AbeBooks.com: Hob. Brief recitative for bass (text amplifying Genesis 1:31), leading to: No. Von deiner Güt', o Herr und Gott Chorus with all three soloists, in A major, celebrating the fifth day. (Our first duty we have now performed), No. Und Gott schuf große Walfische la création Die Schöpfung oratorio coffret 3 disques plus livret 20 pages (photos textes)choeur de la cathédrale sainte edwige pas cher En utilisant Rakuten, vous acceptez l'utilisation des cookies permettant de vous proposer des contenus personnalisés et de réaliser des statistiques. ", No. The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. See Rosen (1997:372), who offers detailed commentary on this movement. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.. No. Son père, Mathias Haydn, né à Hainburg à 40 kilomètres de Vienne (16991763) est charron. He had already collaborated with Haydn as librettist, editing the text for the oratorio version of The Seven Last Words of Christ, premiered in Vienna in 1796. No. The beginning of the hailstorm is unforgettable, as is the quietness when the chorus sings, "He sent a thick darkness over the land." A Viennese published score dated 1800 forms the basis of most performances today. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. [8], No. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The latter is depicted first with a soft pizzicato note from the strings, followed by a sudden surprise fortissimo C major chord on the word Licht (Light). 12. émission Le Disque classique du jour Joseph Haydn : La Création - Choeur de la radio bavaroise, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini 10h20 - Le disque à gagner à réécouter Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoß This chorus begins with the same music and words as No. Haydn and Swieten must have realized that English audiences would not easily accept changes in the hallowed text of their Bible; and there were the formidable precedents of Messiah and Israel in Egypt to bear in mind. No. The oratorio was published with the text in German and English in 1800. For discussion of how this section was composed, see Gottfried van Swieten. In the second section, the tempo picks up, and Adam, Eve, and the angels praise the newly created world. (And God said : Let the waters bring forth in plenty). 13. 34. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fülle hervor A œuvre ambitieuse, écriture raffinée et dramatiquement géniale. Perpétuelle re-création, presque ritualisée, de l’œuvre de Haydn ; et mise en abyme d’un oratorio qui rejoue la Création elle-même. For bass solo, in D minor. Sa direction parvient à concilier souplesse, finesse et respect de la clarté du texte. The somber accompaniment uses no violins, but only the lower strings, with divided violas and cellos. Haydn depicts Chaos by withholding musical cadences from the ends of phrases. Choral movements are highlighted in a different background colour. La création de La Création (elle est bien bonne) a lieu le 30 avril 1798. There are various other copyist scores such as the Estate, as well as hybrid editions prepared by scholars during the last two centuries. : texte de Gottfried Van Swieten ; Elisabeth Gruemmer, S ; Josef Traxel, T ; Gottlob Frick, B ; Choeurs de la Cathédrale Sainte-Hedwige de Berlin ; Wolfgang Meyer, clav ; Orchestre symphonique de Berlin ; Karl Forster, dir. - 0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 ( - ) - V / V / V - 14 × ⇩ - Morel PDF scanned by F-Pn The theme is. The work is structured in three parts and scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and a symphonic orchestra. Compositeur très religieux Haydn fait de cette œuvre un acte de foi. In the Biblical story (Genesis 2:1-3) this day was the end of Creation, since God rested on the seventh day, the first Sabbath. 18. Le baron Gottfried van Swieten, déjà traducteur du livret anglais de La Création, propose à Haydn un arrangement du poème Les Saisons de James Thomson. No copyright page found. (Sing the Lord, ye voices all). In Parts I and II of the work, the three soloists represent angels who narrate and comment on the successive six days of creation: Gabriel (soprano), Uriel (tenor), and Raphael (bass). Recitative for bass (Genesis 1:24), leading into: No. L'oratorio Die Schöpfung (La Création) a été composé entre 1796 et 1798. 3. Addeddate 2013-06-19 18:09:58 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II External-identifier The first public performance at Vienna's old Burgtheater at the Michaelerplatz on 19 March 1799 was sold out far in advance,[1] and Die Schöpfung was performed nearly forty more times in the city during Haydn's life. Final chorus in B flat major. (In the beginning God created Heaven and Earth). Orchestral prelude in slow tempo depicting dawn in the Garden of Eden, followed by recitative for tenor representing Uriel. 8) with siciliana rhythm, which plainly had bucolic associations for Haydn. Aria: La terre étale ses attraits (Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün) * #621648 - 0.82MB, 5 pp. There is a slow introduction, followed by a double fugue on the words "Des Herren Ruhm, er bleibt in Ewigkeit" ("The praise of the Lord will endure forever"), with passages for the vocal soloists and a final homophonic section. 15. La Chapelle de Québec, Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen. The bass part first gives the words of Genesis 1:6–7, then follows orchestral tone painting, describing the division of the waters from the land and the first storms. The oratorio is structured in three parts. 11. (Fulfilled at last the great work). Dernière Minute: Billetterie Tickets & Réservation en ligne au meilleur prix sur panda-ticket.com Créée en 1798 à Vienne sous la direction du compositeur, elle connut alors un triomphe. 28. Brief recitative for tenor, leading into: No. The oratorio is scored for three vocal soloists (soprano, tenor, and bass; there is also an incidental solo for alto in the finale), four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and a large Classical orchestra consisting of the following: There seems little doubt that Haydn wanted a big sound (by the standard of his day) for his work. Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf Adam and Eve offer a prayer of thanks in C major, accompanied by a chorus of angels. Haydn entendit ainsi Le messie et Israël en Egypte, et put mesurer le succès du genre oratorio en Angleterre. No. The bass solo line "Du wendest ab dein Angesicht" requires the singer to terrify the audience with barely-audible pianissimo. The species mentioned are the eagle, the lark, the dove and the nightingale. (And God said : Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven). Jonathan Cohen et La création de Haydn. "Die Himmel erzählen" is in the tonic major key of Part I; Part I then starts in C minor and ends in C major, showing the triumph of light over dark. L’œuvre complète fut répétée devant assistance le 29 avril. Uploaded by When Haydn returned to Vienna, he turned this libretto over to Baron Gottfried van Swieten. The text of The Creation has a long history. Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfüllt Adam, a bass role, is usually sung by the same soloist that sings Raphael, and the soprano role of Eve is usually sung by the same soloist who sings Gabriel. The event was a public rehearsal, not the premiere itself. WhitneyYoung Il sera élu juge cantonal à Rohrau. The transition from glamorous animals (the first four) to prosaic ones (the last four) is marked with an unprepared modulation from D flat to A major. 26. L’oratorio le plus connu de Joseph Haydn, La Création, exécuté à Vienne pour la première fois en 1798, est à l’origine de la Messe de la Création de Luigi Gatti (1740-181 Sur scène, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Soprano solo with chorus, in C major. The pattern of the last three numbers of Part II, with two celebratory movements on the same theme flanking a slower meditative movement, echoes countless settings of the Latin Mass, where similar or identical choruses on Hosanna in excelsis flank a meditative section on Benedictus. The final part describes Adam and Eve during their happy time in the Garden of Eden, portraying an idealized love in harmony with the "new world".[1]. (The great work is complete). p. 153-179 . Chorus celebrating the third day, with four-part fugue on the words "For the heavens and earth/He has clothed in stately dress". 22. Long recitative for bass in C major. Im Anfange schuf Gott Himmel und Erde La présentation fut donc reportée à la fin du mois d’avril (les partitions ne furent terminées qu’au Vendredi saint). Haydn breaks the regularity of the pattern "Recitative–Elaboration for solo–Celebratory chorus" with a meditative work in A major for the trio of vocalists, contemplating the beauty and immensity of the newly created world. (And God said, Let all the earth bring forth grass). Basses who can sing a low D are often tempted to use it on the final note "Wurm", substituting for the D an octave lower than written by Haydn. Solo aria in B flat major for soprano, in siciliana rhythm, celebrating the creation of plants. The final section is for chorus and orchestra alone, a celebration on the words "Wir preisen dich in Ewigkeit" ("We praise thee eternally"). The first deals with the creation of light, of heaven and earth, of the sun and moon, of the land and water, and of plants. 1. Haydn découvre l'adaptation et reprend à nouveau la partition, aidé par le baron van Swieten (futur librettiste de la Création et des Saisons), en y acceptant les paroles de Friebert. A celebration for chorus alone, in B flat, of the sixth day. No. See, for instance, Richard Wigmore's remarks in program notes: And God said, let the waters under the heaven, And the angels struck their immortal harps, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, "Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) / The Creation (Die Schöpfung), HobXXI/2 (1796–8)", "Building a Library: Haydn: The Creation", Brian Robins, 'Haydn's Late Oratorios - The Creation and the Seasons', International Music Score Library Project, Annotated score at New York Philharmonic Archives, Haydn’s Creation and Enlightenment Theology, The ideology of musical ”greatness”: Haydn’s late oratorios in a political context, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Creation_(Haydn)&oldid=998386656, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In the beginning God created Heaven and Earth, Erstarrt entflieht der Höllengeister Schar, Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser, Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor, And God said, Let all the earth bring forth grass, With verdure clad the fields appear delightful, Und die himmlischen Heerscharen verkündigten den dritten Tag, And the Heavenly host proclaimed the third day, Und Gott sprach: Es sei'n Lichter an der Feste des Himmels, And God said : Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven, In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne strahlend auf, In splendour bright is rising now the sun, Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fülle hervor, And God said : Let the waters bring forth in plenty, Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz, On mighty wings the eagle proudly soars aloft, Und die Engel rührten ihr' unsterblichen Harfen, Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschöpfe, And God said : Let earth bring forth the living creature, Von deiner Güt, o Herr und Gott / Gesegnet sei des Herren Macht, By thy goodness, O bounteous Lord / Forever blessed be his Pow'r, Der Sterne hellster / Macht kund auf eurer weiten Bahn, Of stars the fairest / Proclaim in your extended course, O glücklich Paar, und glücklich immerfort, The praise of the Lord will endure forever, Horn I II (in B-flat basso & alto, C, D, E-flat, E, F, A), This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 04:13. (And God said : Let earth bring forth the living creature). (Sweet companion, at thy side), Love duet for Adam and Eve in E flat major. Although the aria relates a Biblical story, the virtues attributed to Adam (and not Eve) clearly reflect the values of the Enlightenment. There is a slow initial section, followed by an Allegro. For the quotations from the Bible, Swieten chose to adhere very closely to the English King James Version. Sur scène, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Between the private premieres for nobles and the public premiere in 1799, Haydn added extra instrumental parts to the work. Fichier texte à télécharger (2) poster (2) ... Avec ses deux oratorios, La Création (1798) et Les Saisons (1801), Haydn établit la tradition de l'oratorio populaire allemand. The 2009 recording won a Grammy Award in 2011 and was the top pick by pianist Iain Burnside on the 2013 broadcast of BBC 3'S CD Review – Building a Library.[9]. 18), in E flat major, on God's omnipotence and mercy, quoting Psalm 145:15–16. L’imprésario anglais Salomon aurait même menacé Haydn de poursuites, déclarant que la nouvelle traduction du livret était illégale. Haydn's gentle sense of humor is indulged here as the newly created creatures appear, each with musical illustration: lion, tiger, stag, horse, cattle, sheep, insects, and worms. Chargez les textes des récits de la création de la génèse Commentaire sur le récit de la création dans la Bible Le récit de la création de l'univers dans la Bible engendre bien des polémiques. With music streaming on Deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends. (Rolling in foaming billows). (The marv'lous work beholds amazed/The glorious hierarchy of heav'n). (And the angels struck their immortal harps.). Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. 19. La création musicale au Québec | Jonathan Goldman. The style is clearly influenced by comic opera, a genre in which Haydn had extensive experience. No. (And God said let the waters). In 1795, when Haydn was leaving England, the impresario Johann Peter Salomon (1745–1815) who had arranged his concerts there handed him a new poem entitled The Creation of the World. Sound clip: bass Kyle Ketelson, Creation excerpt #3, from http://www.kylek.net. No. (Now robed in cool refreshing green). Listen to Haydn: La Création, pt. (And God created Man). This leads without a break to: No. The Creation had its London premiere in 1800, using its English text, at Covent Garden. The enchantment of the electrified Viennese was so general that the orchestra could not proceed for some minutes.[7]. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. HAYDN La Création Joseph Haydn Hob 21-2 - Die Schöpfung: oratorio pour Soli SB et Choeur mixte SATB et Orchestre (réduction piano E. Müller). Der Herr ist groß in seiner Macht (The Lord is great in his might). Among the Handel works Haydn heard was Israel in Egypt, which includes various episodes of tone painting, perhaps an inspiration to Haydn's own pervasive use of this device in The Creation.[2]. 500,000th Hit: November 2006 This moment created a sensation when the work was first played in public. Aus Rosenwolken bricht 31. Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel Brief recitative for bass, with notable harp imitations in the accompaniment, leading into: No. 17. -- 1962 -- audio Recitative for soprano (Genesis 1:20), leading into: No. Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan Prelude. No. (And God created great whales.). Part III introduces as characters the first man and first woman of the Bible, Adam and Eve, during the time they spent in the Garden of Eden before the Fall. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor Avec les textes allemand et français, arrangé pour le clavecin, par F. Ries: Klavierauszig. He also made suggestions to Haydn regarding the setting of individual numbers. En démiurge inspiré, Joseph ose LA CRÉATION. [1] Those invited included wealthy patrons of the arts, high government officials, prominent composers and musicians, and a sprinkling of the nobility of several countries; the common folk, who would have to wait for later occasions to hear the new work, so crowded the streets near the palace that some 30 special police were needed to keep order. (And God saw every thing). The last performance Haydn attended was on March 27, 1808, just a year before he died: the aged and ill Haydn was carried in with great honour on an armchair. According to one account, the audience broke into spontaneous applause at the coming of "light" and Haydn, in a typical gesture, weakly pointed upwards and said: "Not from me—everything comes from up there!". Und Gott schuf den Menschen La Création est un oratorio (œuvre musicale) de Joseph Haydn. The Creation was also performed more than forty times outside Vienna during his life: elsewhere in Austria and Germany, throughout England, and in Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Russia and the United States. 3 InTRODUcTIOn Pendant ses séjours en angleterre, haydn eut l’occasion de se 21. Creation Date: November 15, 2000: 2,500,000th Hit: January 17, 2010. Et la lumière fut. As appropriate to the finale of Part II, this repeat chorus is longer and ends more intensely than the first. No. Be the first one to, Words of Haydn's oratorio of the Creation: to be performed by the Enfield Musical Society, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Tenor recitative (Genesis 1:27, 2:7), leading to: No. No. 9. La Création = Die Schoepfung / J. Haydn. Lors de son second voyage, Salomon offre à Haydn un livret intitulé : « La création du monde », livret anonyme écrit cinquante ans auparavant probablement pour … Often sung outside the context of The Creation. The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten. Le palais Schwarzenberg était bondé de tout ce que l'Europe comptait de nobles cultivés, de musiciens et d'intellectuels influents qui attendaient l'évènement. (At once Earth opens her womb). Various commentators suggest that this was meant by Haydn to convey the remoteness of Earth from Heaven, or to contrast the sinfulness of people with the perfection of angels. Après la mort de son épouse Mathias se remarie le 19 juillet 1755 avec sa servante Maria Anna Seeder (1736-1798) (elle se remarie en 1764 avec un F. M. Ponnath). Haydn was inspired to write a large oratorio during his visits to England in 1791–1792 and 1794–1795, when he heard oratorios of George Frideric Handel performed by large forces. He mines the introduction of The Creation as a tone poem depicting universal beginnings-quite slow 4. This was the practice Haydn followed, but some conductors prefer to cast each of the five roles with a different soloist. Transcendant le classicisme, dont il est, avec Mozart, un des deux pôles, Joseph Haydn constitue le principal trait d'union entre la fin de l'ère baroque et les débuts du romantisme. Und Gott sprach: Es sei'n Lichter an der Feste des Himmels For some commentators the music evokes the blissful comic duet sung by Papageno and Papagena near the end of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Printed libretto, 8 p. Courtesy of Wright Thurston. LA cREATIOn DE hAyDn 2 concert coup de foudre La création d’adam, Michel ange (1510), Vatican, chapelle Sixtine. (O happy pair, and ever happy henceforth). (In native worth and honor clad). The work became a favourite of the Tonkünstlersocietät, a charitable organization for the support of widows and orphans of musicians, for which Haydn frequently conducted the work, often with very large ensembles, throughout the remainder of his career. This movement, the longest in The Creation, has three parts. Linley (sometimes called Lidley or Liddel) himself could have written this original English libretto, but scholarship by Edward Olleson, A. Peter Brown (who prepared a particularly fine "authentic" score) and H. C. Robbins Landon, tells us that the original writer remains anonymous. Haydn disposait d'un grand effectif. Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser The bass sings in the voice of the Almighty, as quoted by the Archangel Raphael. The orchestra often plays alone, notably in the episodes of tone painting: the appearance of the sun, the creation of various beasts, and above all in the overture, the famous depiction of the Chaos before the creation. The first part of the movement contains another brief but notable bit of tone painting: a fortissimo bottom B-flat (sounding in octaves) for bassoons and contrabassoon accompanying the last word of the line, "By heavy beasts the ground is trod. This original had been offered to Handel, but the old master had not worked on it, as its wordiness meant that it would have been 4 hours in length when set to music. Rollend in schäumenden Wellen 14. The discussion below quotes the German text as representing van Swieten's best efforts, with fairly literal renderings of the German into English; for the full versions of both texts see the links at the end of this article.