Wedding Music

Let the bright seraphim

from Semele by

A sparkling and effervescent aria with trumpet.

Full Title Let the bright seraphim – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Notes From the opera Semele, this aria was memorably sung by Kiri Te Kanawa at the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981

Duration around five minutes

Performers required

  • Soprano and Trumpet accompanied by Organ or Piano
  • Soprano accompanied by Organ or Piano, without the trumpet

Source of printed music to follow

Let the bright Seraphim in burning row,
Their loud uplifted Angel trumpets blow.

Let the cherubic host, in tuneful choirs,
touch their immortal harps with golden wires.

© Fergus Black

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