CV55.054/53

Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (Parts I-III, 1739)

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  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Instrumentation: Double Choir (SATB + SATB), Orchestra
  • Work Language: English
  • ISMN: 979-000709611-3
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 240
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Due to thin E Major role of the choir in Israel in Egypt, it is one Handel's most beloved oratorios and has found a secure place in the concert repertoire of many choirs. with its frequent movements for double choir Israel in Egypt offers an expressive spectrum extremely rich in contrasts, ranging from the expressive lament to the dramatic description of the plagues to the festive, triumphant rejoicing of the freed Israelites.