04 Jun 2007

HANDEL: Israel in Egypt

Israel in Egypt, an oratorio in two parts (HWV 54).

Music composed by G. F. Handel. Libretto attributed to Charles Jennens, adapted primarily from The Book of Exodus 15 and The Book of Psalms.

First Performance: 4 April 1739, King’s Theatre, Haymarket, London

Setting: The Exodus from Egypt and “Moses Song” after the destruction of Pharaoh’s army

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Click here for the complete libretto.