Costa: Damascus (Triumphal March from Naaman, 1864)

• SSATTB choir with piano. [English] 6¾′

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2009

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Previously published 1865, Addison and Lucas, London.
Arrangement previously published, copyright 1908, White-Smith Music Publishing Co. (Boston—New York—Chicago)

Sir Michael Costa , 1808/02/04 (Naples)‒1884/04/29 (Brighton, England). Conductor, composer and tenor. Costa, still in Naples, was hired to conduct a psalm by Zingarelli in Birmingham but, through a misunderstanding, was forced to sing the tenor part. He remained in England where he is best remembered as the conductor of King’s Theatre (later Her Majesty’s), the Royal Italian Opera at Covent Garden, the Philharmonic Society, the Sacred Harmonic Society and the Triennial Handel Festivals at Crystal Palace. Rossini once wrote, “Good old Costa has sent me an oratorio score and a Stilton cheese; the cheese was very fine.”

With sheathed swords and bows unstrung
And spears and shields with garlands hung,
Our mighty men of Valor come.
Our glorious Captain of the war
Returneth in his brazen car,
Triumphant to his home…

—William Barthalomew

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