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Israel in Egypt - Parts 1 and 2

From St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London, Catherine Bott presents Parts 1 and 2 of a rare complete performance of Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt.

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

HANDEL: Israel in Egypt: Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge in London, Catherine Bott introduces a rare complete performance of Handel's extraordinary oratorio. This sets the biblical account of the Israelites' journey from Egypt as they are led by Moses to the Promised Land. The piece contains famous musical depictions of plagues of flies, locusts, and hailstones, and of the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. Although coolly-received at its first performance in 1739, it has since become one of Handel's most popular choral works, particularly admired for its lavish and virtuosic choral writing.

Part 1: The Lamentation of the Israelites for the Death of Joseph (c 40')
Part 2: Exodus (c 35')

BBC Singers
St James's Baroque
David Hill (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 May 2012 19:30

Music Played

  • BBC Singers & St James's Baroque

    • George Frideric Handel

      Israel in Egypt - oratorio Parts 1 & 2

      Conductor: David HILL Performer: BBC Singers Performer: St James's Baroque

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