This page is Scenes 1 to 3.
Scenes 4 to 6 are on the next page
You can freely and lawfully download a printable score for this Work from IMSLP - the Petrucci Music Library - though it may not be exactly the same as the one used to make the Midi Files below, and it probably won't be as good as a proper paid-for engraved and printed score.There seem to be two "Esther" Scores - a short one, Esther 1, dated 1720, which appears originally to have been a Masque called "Haman and Mordecai", and is in IMSLP here, and a very much longer, and completely different, one called simply Esther 2, and dated 1732, which is in IMSLP here (at the bottom of the latter IMSLP Page there are wrongly - ??? - listed the Sections from the shorter version!!!). The Midi Files below have been made using a short Score much like the IMSLP short Score - this seems to be not unlike the Barenreiter and Novello Scores..
There is an excellent performance of this Work by the Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood on YouTube starting here.
Here is a "clickable" Table of the available Midi Files for this Work:-
|UNemphasized||Soprano||Alto||Tenor 1||Tenor 2||Bass 1|
| Scene 1
1a: 'Tis greater far to spare than to destroy
|1: Pluck root and branch from out the Land||None||None||None||None||None|
|2a: Our souls with ardour glow||None||None||None||None||None|
|2: Shall we the god of Israel fear?|
| Scene 2
3a: Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod
|3: Tune your harps to cheerful strains||None||None||None||None||None|
|4: Shall we of servitude complain|
|5: Praise the Lord with cheerful noise||None||None||None||None||None|
|6a: O God, who from the suckling's mouth||None||None||None||None||None|
|6: Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee||None||None||None||None||None|
|4: (reprise) Shall we of servitude complain|
| Scene 3
7a: How have our sins provok'd the Lord!
|7: Me-thinks I hear the mothers' groans||None||None||None||None||None|
|8: Ye sons of Israel, mourn|
| 9: Shall we no more behold thee
glide the fertile vales along
|8: (reprise) Ye sons of Israel, mourn|
That's the end of Scenes 1 to 3. Scenes 4 to 6 are on the next pageAnd if something doesn't work properly, please let me know (see the "Comments" section of my Homepage).
Files originally uploaded in May&Jun/15.