Handel – Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus 【Suzuki Book 2】


This melody is came from the Chorus “See, Conquering Hero Comes,” from Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus” written in 1745-1746, which is one of the most popular oratorio besides his “Messiah,” although I have not have any chance of playing.

I have the impression that this piece is often played at award ceremonies in Japan, but I wonder if it is still the case even now.

key of G Major

Handel – Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus 【Suzuki Book 2】is in the key of G Major.

Practice G Major scale and arpeggio before you practice this piece.


Maestoso means majestically, in a dignified manner.

With this key word, how would you play this piece?

Let’s practice together !

This video cotains Handel – Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus 【Suzuki Book 2】played with 3 violins.

Also there’s another video in which you can find how this chorus is sung in the oratorio setting.

Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus”

Thank you, Felicis Cantus Haendel for the video !

More article: [How to Practice] Lully Gavotte (Suzuki Violin Book 2)

Another piece by Handel: Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga [violin duet]

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