Esther, HWV 50a (Handel, George Frideric)

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Prelude (Act I, Scene 5)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1882. Plate H.W. 40.
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Tune Your Harps (Part I, Nos.6-7)

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Prelude (Act I, Scene 5)

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General Information

Work Title Esther
Alternative. Title The Oratorium
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 50a
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1718?
First Performance. 1718? - Little Stanmore, Middlesex: Cannons (house)
Librettist John Arbuthnot (1667−1735) (?) and Alexander Pope (1688−1744) (?)
after Jean Racine (1639−1699)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Esther (soprano)
Ahasuerus, King of Persia (tenor)
Mordecai (tenor)
Haman (bass)
Israelite Woman (soprano)
Priest (alto)
First Israelite (tenor)
Second Israelite (bass)
Habdonah (bass)
Persian Officer (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
chorus of israelites, chorus of persian soldiers
Orchestra
2 recorders, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, trumpet, strings, continuo (organ, harpsichord, theorbo, harp)
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto (Stanford)

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The piece is a Masque.