Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (Handel, George Frideric)

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PMLP44449-Handel - Israel in Egypt, an Oratorio.pdf
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PMLP44449-Handel-HWV054.Flute.pdf
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PMLP44449-Handel--Israel in Egypt--vocal score.pdf
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), piano reduction

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Horace Wadham Nicholl (1848-1922)

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J. de Brayer (19th century), piano reduction

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Aria: Thou shalt bring them in (No.34)

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Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vol.II: For Low Voice. (pp.96-99)
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PMLP44449-Händel Israel in Egypt HWV054 (2H Montgomery).pdf
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William Henry Montgomery (1811?-1886)

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Aria: Their Land Brought Forth Frogs (No.5)

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PMLP44449-Handel - Their land brought forth frogs for Violin Cello and Piano.pdf
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Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

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Sechs Große Chöre von Händel
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Double Chorus: The Lord Shall Reign (Nos.35, 37)

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Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

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General Information

Work Title Israel in Egypt (Exodus)
Alternative Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue Number HWV 54
Movements/Sections 2 parts
  • Part I
1. Recitative: Now there arose a new King
2. Solo and Double Chorus
a. Solo: And the children of Israel sighed (Alto)
b. Double Chorus: And their cry came up to God
3. Recitative: Then sent he Moses (Tenor)
4. Chorus: They loathed to drink of the river
5. Aria: Their land brought forth frogs (Alto)
6. Double Chorus: He spake the word
7. Double Chorus: He gave them hailstones
8. Chorus: He sent a thick darkness
9. Chorus: He smote all the first-born of Egypt
10. Chorus: But for his people
11. Chorus: Egypt was glad
12. Double Chorus: He rebuked the Red Sea
13. Chorus: He led them through the deep
14. Chorus: But the waters overwhelmed
15. Double Chorus: And Israel saw that great work
16. Chorus: And believed the Lord
  • Part II
17. Double Chorus: Moses and the children of Israel
18. Double Chorus: I will sing unto the Lord
19. Duet: The Lord is my strength (2 Sopranos)
20. Double Chorus: He is my God
21. Chorus: And I will exalt Him
22. Duet: The Lord is a man of war (2 Basses)
23. Double Chorus: The depths have covered them
24. Double Chorus: Thy right hand, O Lord
25. Double Chorus: And in the greatness
26. Double Chorus: Thou sentest forth Thy wrath
27. Chorus: And with the blast of Thy nostrils
28. Aria: The enemy said (Tenor)
29. Aria: Thou didst blow (Soprano)
30. Double Chorus: Who is like unto Thee
31. Double Chorus: The earth swallow'd them
32. Duet: Thou in Thy mercy (Alto, Tenor)
33. Double Chorus: The people shall hear
34. Aria: Thou shalt bring them in (Alto)
35. Double Chorus: The Lord shall reign
36. Recitative: For the horse of Pharaoh (Tenor)
37. Double Chorus: The Lord shall reign
38. Recitative: And Miriam, the prophetess (Tenor)
39. Solo Soprano and Double Chorus: Sing ye to the Lord
Year/Date of Composition 1738
First Performance 1739-04-04 in London. King's Theatre in the Haymarket
Librettist Charles Jennens (1707-1773), after "Exodus" and "Psalms"
Language English
Average Duration 97 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soloists
soprano, alto, tenor, bass, chorus (SATB)

Orchestra

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons,
2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, organ, harpsichord, strings
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Misc. Comments

  • Moses' Song (Part II) : Composed draft between 1 -11 October 1738. Completed the filling out of Part II on 1 November 1738.
  • Exodus (Part I) : Composed draft between 15 - 20 October 1738. Completed the filling out of Part I on 28 October 1738.
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