George Frideric Handel: Israel in Egypt – Digital Download

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World Première Recordings of the complete original 1739 & 1756 versions

Israel in Egypt, Handel’s grand choral oratorio experiment, was a failure when first presented in London in 1739, yet it may well be the greatest work Handel ever composed. In 1756 the composer literally re-thought the work, substituting an entirely new first part. This recording presents both versions: Handel’s 1756 revision and the original part 1 from 1739. Julian Wachner makes his debut with the famous choir and baroque orchestra of Trinity Wall Street, in New York.

Composer: George Frideric Handel

Performing artists: Trinity Wall Street Choir

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Release date: September 1, 2012

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Track listing:

Disc I
A) Part I: (1756 version)
B) Part II: Exodus (1739 & 1756 versions)

Disc II
Part III: Moses’ Song (1739 & 1756 versions)

Disc III
Part I: (1739 version) Lamentation of the Israelites for the Death of Joseph

George Frederic Handel
Israel In Egypt, HWV 54

The Trinity Choir and
Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Julian Wachner, conductor

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: September 15, 2012
Recorded: November 2010
Booklet: 28 page
• Debut performance and recording by Julian Wachner, new Director of Music & the Arts at Trinity Wall Street.
• Presents Handel’s final 1756 revised version of Israel in Egypt, his greatest and most elaborate “chorus”
oratorio in its entirety.
• Recording includes the original Part One from the first performance in 1739 on a separate CD as an appendix,
making this the most “complete” version of Israel in Egypt currently available.
• Features Trinity Wall Street’s world-famous choir and vocal soloists, with a period-instrument orchestra
including many of America’s leading professional early music specialist musicians.
• Booklet essay by recognized Handel scholar and distinguished Handel singer, Mark Risinger

George Frideric Handel: Israel in Egypt – Digital Download was last modified: October 28th, 2015 by Burke Thompson