SCAB vocal soli, SATB/SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, 2 basso continuo
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Clifford Bartlett. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Handel. German title: Israel in Egypt II+III GA-Format. Oratorios. Full score. Composed 1739. 304 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5505400).
Item Number: CA.5505400
ISBN M-007-09392-1. Language: German/English.
Israel in Egypt is one of the most popular of Handel's oratorios, because of its large number of choruses, and has long enjoyed a firm place in the concert repertoire of many choirs. With its many movements scored for double choir, Israel in Egypt offers a widely-contrasting expressive spectrum, ranging from the expressive lament on the dramatic depictions of the plagues to the festive-triumphant rejoicing of the liberated Israelites. This outstanding work amongst Handel's oratorios is available as a critical edition in the Stuttgart Handel Edition (Urtext). It contains the complete three-part version of the work of 1739. English musicologist Clifford Bartlett, an experienced specialist on the international early music scene, is the editor.