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Handel: Israel in Egypt / Bostridge, Chance, Cleobury, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Handel's "Israel in Egypt," written in 1738, ranks second in popularity to his Messiah. It is unique amongst the composer's oratorios in that the chorus and double chorus is employed for most of the work. The oratorio is in three parts; most recordings and performances feature only two. Read the cast list: Bostridge, Chance, Gritton, Varcoe, Cleobury and the King's College Choir, and you expect quite a superlative performance. No one will be disappointed; this is a very fine album!


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>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
  • Performers: Ian Bostridge; Libby Crabtree (Soprano); Angela East (Cello); Susan Gritton (Soprano); Henry Herford (Baritone); Stephen Varcoe; James Vivian (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Notes: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (07/04/1995-07/20/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738