Solomon, HWV 67 (George Frideric Handel). From ChoralWiki. Jump to: Published: Description: External websites: Complete libretto. Solomon, HWV 67 (Handel, George Frideric) Librettist, Anonymous, after II Chronicles, I Kings v and Josephus: Antiquities, viii. Language, English. Solomon, HWV 67, is an English oratorio by George Frideric Handel. The anonymous libretto – currently thought to have been penned by the.

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Act II portrays the wisdom of Solomon. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Zadokthe High Priest [9]. Withhold, withhold the executing hand First harlot — recitative Your harps and cymbals chorus 3.

May peace handl Salem Queen of Sheba — recitative By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This frightening proposal quickly uncovers the true mother — the first harlot. It has been suggested that one of the most popular excerpts from Solomon, namely the entrance of the Queen of Sheba from the third act, was not actually composed for the work at hand, but rather was borrowed from another unfinished project.

To them the Queen Solomon tells the woman he had no slomon of slaying the infant but took this way of learning sooomon truth.

HANDEL Solomon – libretto

Adieu, fair queen Solomon — recitative Welcome as the dawn of day Queen Solomon — duet Music composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Both libretti were once thought to be the work of Thomas Morell — the author of Jeptha, Judas Maccabaeus, Theodora, and Joshua — but any close examination of the texts reveals irreconcilable stylistic disparities.


Will the sun forget to streak Queen of Sheba — air When thou art absent Queen — recitative Problems playing this file?

This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Textual similarities between Solomon and Susannah suggest their librettos — both of exceptional quality — were written by the same person; unfortunately there is no record of the author’s identity. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. She tells the king she would rather relinquish the child to spare its life. Throughout the land CPDL Find out more about our use of this data. Artists Popular All Recommended.

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Letter, 21 pages, 2. Sweep, sweep the string Solomon — recitative However, it is his literary works that have most consistently sustained his reputation, and that also serve to demonstrate most clearly his many-faceted relationship to music.

The first performance of Solomon took place on March 17,at Covent Garden and under the composer’s direction. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Zaira Zaira, Tragedia lirica in two acts. What though I trace Solomon — air Scene 2: CC BY Edition notes: The Nation’s Favourite Classical Music.


Praise ye the Lord Levite — air 4. Chorus of priests, chorus of Israelites [2].

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. In modern librrtto it is often subject to substantial cuts which, although they trim the length of performance from its full two-and-one-half hours, tend to compromise the carefully balanced structure of the work as a whole. To them the two harlots Composers to the Court.

The wisdom of Solomon is presented in the famous biblical story of the two harlots who each claimed a single baby as her own. The second woman readily agrees to the proposition, exposing her lack of any real maternal concern.

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They pledge their love amid flowers, sweet breezes, and singing nightingales. The king and his people entertain her with lkbretto musical masque of magnificent choruses depicting in hande the “lulling” sound of gentle music, the desire for military glory, the despair of an unhappy lover, and a storm which turns to calm. With the English oratorios Handel had the opportunity to mix operatic arias in English for the soloists with large choruses of the type that he used in the Coronation anthems.