Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Duet: The Lord is my strength (No.19)

For 2 Trumpets and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2016/10/11)

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Ivdruiz (2008/7/13)

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Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 16
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Carolus (2010/4/19)

Arranger Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), piano reduction
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Carolus (2010/4/19)

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Carolus (2010/4/19)

Arranger J. de Brayer (19th century), piano reduction
Language French
Translator Xavier Perreau (1856-1939), French text
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Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs of G.F. Handel, Vol.II: For Low Voice (pp.96-99)
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Publisher. Info. London: D'Almaine and Co., n.d.(ca.1850). Plate 13,454.
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Aria: Their Land Brought Forth Frogs (No.5)

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Chorus: He Gave Them Hailstones for Rain (No.7)

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Duet: The Lord is my strength (No.19)

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Double Chorus: The Lord Shall Reign (Nos.35, 37)

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General Information

Work Title Israel in Egypt (Exodus)
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Izraelo en Egiptio; Israel in Egypt; Izrael w Egipcie; Israel i Egypten; Israël en Égypte; Israel en Egipto; ישראל במצרים (אורטוריה); 以色列人在埃及; エジプトのイスラエル人; Israele in Egitto
Name Aliases Israel in egypt; Israël en égypte; Israël En Égypte; Israel en Egypte; Israel in Ägypten; Israel en egipto
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 179487046; LCCN: n88675655; GND: 7575315-7; BNF: 13913103c
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 54
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 223
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts
  • Part I
1. Recitative: Now there arose a new King (6 bars)
2. Solo and Double Chorus (89 bars)
a. Solo (alto): And the children of Israel sighed
b. Double Chorus: And their cry came up to God
3. Recitative (tenor): Then sent he Moses (8 bars)
4. Chorus: They loathed to drink of the river (42 bars)
5. Aria (alto): Their land brought forth frogs (90 bars)
6. Double Chorus: He spake the word (41 bars)
7. Double Chorus: He gave them hailstones (92 bars)
8. Chorus: He sent a thick darkness (37 bars)
9. Chorus: He smote all the first-born of Egypt (72 bars)
10. Chorus: But for his people (168 bars)
11. Chorus: Egypt was glad (72 bars)
12. Double Chorus: He rebuked the Red Sea (8 bars)
13. Chorus: He led them through the deep (32 bars)
14. Chorus: But the waters overwhelmed (35 bars)
15. Double Chorus: And Israel saw that great work (11 bars)
16. Chorus: And believed the Lord (74 bars)
  • Part II
17. Double Chorus: Moses and the children of Israel (24 bars)
18. Double Chorus: I will sing unto the Lord (66 bars)
19. Duet (2 sopranos): The Lord is my strength (53 bars)
20. Double Chorus: He is my God (10 bars)
21. Chorus: And I will exalt Him (99 bars)
22. Duet (2 basses): The Lord is a man of war (252 bars)
23. Double Chorus: The depths have covered them (17 bars)
24. Double Chorus: Thy right hand, O Lord (35 bars)
25. Double Chorus: And in the greatness (8 bars)
26. Double Chorus: Thou sentest forth Thy wrath (144 bars)
27. Chorus: And with the blast of Thy nostrils (71 bars)
28. Aria (tenor): The enemy said (111 bars)
29. Aria (soprano): Thou didst blow (37 bars)
30. Double Chorus: Who is like unto Thee (20 bars)
31. Double Chorus: The earth swallow'd them (62 bars)
32. Duet (alto, tenor): Thou in Thy mercy (116 bars)
33. Double Chorus: The people shall hear (105 bars)
34. Aria (alto): Thou shalt bring them in (110 bars)
35. Double Chorus: The Lord shall reign (17 bars)
36. Recitative (tenor): For the horse of Pharaoh (7 bars)
37. Double Chorus: The Lord shall reign (17 bars)
38. Recitative (tenor): And Miriam, the prophetess (6 bars)
39. Soprano and Double Chorus: Sing ye to the Lord (85 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1738
First Performance. 1739-04-04 in London, King's Theatre in the Haymarket
First Publication. 1759 - London: Walsh (selections)
Librettist Charles Jennens (1707-1773), after "Exodus" and "Psalms"
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 97 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons
2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, organ, harpsichord, strings
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Misc. Comments

  • Moses' Song (Part II) : Composed draft between 1 -11 October 1738. Completed the filling out of Part II on 1 November 1738.
  • Exodus (Part I) : Composed draft between 15 - 20 October 1738. Completed the filling out of Part I on 28 October 1738.