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Handel

Handel

Handel's oratorio was very unpopular with audiences at first, but soon after the composer's death became second only to the Messiah in popularity. Catherine Bott provides a guide to the work, with musical examples to highlight its more unusual characteristics.

Playlist

Handel: Israel in Egypt
Andrew Parrott Conductor
Taverner Choir
Taverner Players
Nancy Argenta Soprano
Emily Van Evera Soprano
Timothy Wilson Alto
Anthony Rolfe Johnson Tenor
David Thomas Bass
Jeremy White Bass
EMI CDS 7 54018 2

Overture
CD1 Track 1

Chorus: They loathed to drink of the river
CD1 Track 17

Aria (Alto): Their land brought forth frogs
CD1 Track 18

Chorus: He spake the word/ He gave them hailstones for rain/ He sent a thick darkness over all the land
CD1 Tracks 19 - 21

Chorus: He smote all the first-born of Egypt
CD1 Track 22

Chorus: But as for his people, he led them forth like sheep
CD2 Track 1

Chorus: He rebuked the Red Sea
CD2 Track 3

Duet (Sopranos): The Lord is my strength
CD 2 Track 10

Duet (Basses): The Lord is a man of war
CD2 Track 13

Aria (Tenor): The enemy said
CD2 Track 19

Chorus: The people shall hear
CD2 Track 24

Aria (Alto): Thou shalt bring them in
CD2 Track 25

Chorus and Solo Soprano: Sing ye to the Lord
CD2 Track 30




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