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Title: Newspaper Clipping: "For He Hath Triumphed Gloriously"
Identifier: 2004.3.1
Donor: The Family of Veda M. Rogers
Item Date: 1918
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A section from The Evening Telegram in Toronto dated Monday, November 11, 1918, regarding the end of the First World War. The section includes pages 3-4, and pages 9-10. The content mostly deals with quotes from Toronto residents and noteworthy individuals, songs written to commemorate the end of the war, and normal business information, including the Help Wanted section and the Notices section of the Classifieds. There is an advertisement for 'Walk-Over Shoes' on page 10, as well as an advertisement below it for 'Hudson Seal Coats'. Page 4 has 2 cartoons concerning the war.

The music and song is from "Israeli n Egypt", a biblical oratorio by the composer George Frideric Handel. The text is mainly from Exodus and the Prayer book Psalter, and was premiered at London's King's theatre in Haymarket on April 4, 1739. Handel started it soon after the opera season at King's theatre was cancelled because of a lack of subscribers. The oratorio was not well received by audiences, although commended in the London Daily Post, and a second performance was shortened, and the mainly choral work was augmented with Italian arias. An early version of the piece is in three parts rather than the later two; incorporating the first part more famous as "The ways of Zion do Mourn", with altered text as "The Sons of Israel do Mourn" lamenting the death of Joseph. This section precedes the Exodus which in the tripartite version is Part II rather than Part I. This variant has been recorded by Andrew Parrott and Stephen Cleobury a.o. This oratorio is notable for being the earliest known recorded music, made in The Crystal Palace by Col. George Gouraud in 1888-06-29 on Edison's yellow paraffin cylinder. The text "For he hath triumphed gloriously" is from Exodus 15:1.

A letter was included with the article, written by Elizabeth Tutton, the grand-daughter of Veda M. Rogers, whose family donated the article. Veda Rogers (June 16, 1894 - March 18, 1996) was a long time resident of Meadow Wood Road in Clarkson. She lived to be 101 years of age. She and her husband M. J. Rogers were actively involved with the St. Bride's Church (they donated the bell in the steeple, in fact). They had three children. The eldest was Ruth Rogers, who later married Clifford Tutton. Ruth was a childhood friend of Barbara Sayers Larson, from Port Credit High School.
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