Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (Parts II+III, 1739)

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  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Instrumentation: Double Choir (SATB + SATB), SSATBB Solos, Orchestra
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 979-000709519-2
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 176
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


contains part II-III Israel in Egypt is one of the most popular of Handel's oratorios, because of its large number of choruses, and has long enjoyed a firm place in the concert repertoire of many choirs. with its many movements scored for double choir, Israel in Egypt offers a widely-contrasting expressive spectrum, ranging from the expressive lament on the dramatic depictions of the plagues to the festive-triumphant rejoicing of the liberated Israelites. This outstanding work amongst Handel's oratorios is available as a critical edition in the Stuttgart Handel Edition (Urtext). It contains the complete three-part version of the work of 1739. English musicologist Clifford Bartlett, an experienced specialist on the international early music scene, is the editor.