Esther, HWV 50a (Handel, George Frideric)

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Prelude (Act I, Scene 5)

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Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A2623.
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8 more: Bassoon 1/2 • Horn 1, 2 (F) • Trumpet (C) • Harp • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Continuo/Cellos/Basses

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Copyist Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A2623.
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Tune Your Harps (Part I, Nos.6-7)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Prelude (Act I, Scene 5)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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General Information

Work Title Esther
Alternative. Title The Oratorium
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 50a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 169
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1718?
First Performance. 1718? - Little Stanmore, Middlesex: Cannons (house)
Librettist John Arbuthnot (1667−1735) (?) and Alexander Pope (1688−1744) (?)
after Jean Racine (1639−1699)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Esther (soprano)
Ahasuerus, King of Persia (tenor)
Mordecai (tenor)
Haman (bass)
Israelite Woman (soprano)
Priest (alto)
First Israelite (tenor)
Second Israelite (bass)
Habdonah (bass)
Persian Officer (bass)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

chorus of israelites, chorus of persian soldiers

Orchestra

2 recorders, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, trumpet, strings, continuo (organ, harpsichord, theorbo, harp)
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Libretto (Stanford)

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