Jan 08

He sent a thick darkness over all the land (Exodus 10:21) – George Frideric Handel

Absolute darkness

Absolute darkness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exodus 10:21

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.


He sent a thick darkness over all the land, from Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (1739) composed by George Frideric Handel


Performed by Ferenc Erkel Mixed Choir (Budapest), led by Esther Draskóczy Chamber Orchestra

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2 soprano voice solos, 2 alto voice solos, tenor voice solo, 2 bass voice solos, double SATB choir, piano – Level 4. Oratorio in three parts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Annette Landgraf. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. The versions of the 1739 and 1756-7 performances. Piano reduction. HWV 54. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA4063-90).

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Jan 17

Ich aber bin elend [But I am poor] (Psalm 69:29; Exodus 34:6-7) – Johannes Brahms

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German c...

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 69:29; Exodus 34:6-7 [German]

29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Ich aber bin elend (composed 1889) Op. 110, No. 1, from Drei Motetten, Op. 110 [Three Motets], composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Performed by Academic Choir Tone Tomsic University
Conductor / conductor: Sebastian Vrhovnik

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Edited by Gunter Graulich. German title: Ich aber bin elend (2). Sacred, Motets; Occasions: Peace and Justice, Psalms, Mourning, Death; Use during church year: Holy Week. Full score. Composed 1889. 8 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4012310). ISBN M-007-06246-0. Sacred, Motets; Occasions: Peace and Justice, Psalms, Mourning, Death; Use during church year: Holy Week.

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Jun 21

Now there arose; And the children of Israel (from Israel in Egypt) (Exodus 1:8,11,13; 2:23) – George Frideric Handel

A depiction of the Hebrews' bondage in Egypt, ...

A depiction of the Hebrews’ bondage in Egypt, during which they were forced to make bricks without straw. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exodus 1:8,11,13; 2:23

Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

“Now there arose,” “And the children of Israel” (from Israel in Egypt), composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and premiered in London on April 4, 1739


Performed by Monteverdi Chor

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Handel: Israel in Egypt / Part 1: Exodus – Rec.:”Now there arose a new King” – Chorus: “And the children of Israel”

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SATB. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Choral Large Works. 204 pages. G. Schirmer #ED479. Published by G. Schirmer

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Mar 08

The Lord is my strength and my song (Exodus 15:2) – George Frideric Handel

Portrait of Handel, by Balthasar Denner

Exodus 15:2a

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

“The Lord is my strength and my song” from the oratorio Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (1739), composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by Trinity Wall Street Choir

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Israel in Egypt: Part III, Moses’ Song, The Lord Is My Strength and My Song (Duet)[1739 & 1756 Versions]

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Israel in Egypt (SATB). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). For Choral, Piano (SATB). Choral Large Works. 204 pages. G. Schirmer #ED479. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50324100). 

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