He sent a thick darkness

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Israel in Egypt

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Georg Handel

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Previous scene: He spoke the word

Handel: Israel in Egypt (Part One: Exodus) by Paul Esswood, Alexander Young

Singer(s): Alexander Young Paul Esswood

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Israel in Egypt / Israel in Ägypten/ Israël en Egypte. Oratorio in 2 parts HWV 54

Heather Harper, soprano I
Patricia Clark, soprano II
Paul Esswood, countertenor
Alexander Young, tenor
Michael Rippon, Christopher Keyte, bass I & II
Leeds Festival Chorus (Chorus Master: Donald Hunt)
English Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras
1970

Paintings: 1) by David Roberts: "Israelites leaving Egypt",1828 ; 2) by Edward Poynter: "Israel in Egypt", 1867

1. Ouverture "Salomon"
Part One: EXODUS
2. Recitative (tenor): Now there arose a new king over Egypt
3. Countertenor solo & chorus: And the children of Israel sigh'd
4. Reci. (tenor): Then sent He Moses
5. Chorus: They loathed to drink of the river
6. Air countertenor: their land brought forth frogs
7. Chorus: Ha spake the word
8. Chorus: he gave them hailstonesfor rain
9. Chorus: He sent a thick darkness
10. Chorus: He smote all the first-born of Egypt
11.Chorus: But as for His people
12. Chorus: Egypt was glad when they departed
13. Chorus: He rebuked the Red Sea
14. Chorus: And Israel saw the great work
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