Easter Vigil Music Solo: Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan (from The Creation)
This tenor solo - Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan - is from Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) oratorio, The Creation (Die Schöpfung). It was going to be a live musical offering for St. Paul's Easter Vigil service, connecting with the first reading of the service in the church from Genesis, and is now being offered as a virtual musical offering in celebration of Easter Vigil instead.
While in London, Haydn was moved by the performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorios. After returning to Vienna, he started work on the oratorio The Creation.
This text had been translated into German by Baron Gottfried van Swieten, and the text was created in a way to enable performances in either German or English. The libretto was based on the poem Paradise Lost by John Milton and the Genesis book of the Bible. The Creation was first publicly performed in 1798 and earned popularity.
Christopher Craven - subtitles and editing