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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Act II portrays the wisdom of Solomon.

Great prince Levite — recitative Handel revived the work in Gold now is common Solomon — recitative Swell, swell the full chorus chorus. Handel revived the work in The second act takes up Solomon’s most famous action, namely his resolution of the dispute between two harlots, each of whom claims to be the rightful mother of a baby; by suggesting that he cut the child in half and give one part to each woman, he ferrets out their true intentions and justly resolves the case.

If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. 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.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Thus rolling surges rise Solomon and chorus An arrangement for voice and keyboard of an aria originally for Soprano, Oboe, Strings and Continuo.


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. His opportunities to set English texts to music had at first been more limited; he had spent the years to as composer in residence to the wealthy Duke of Chandos where he had written church anthems and two stage works, Acis and Galatea and Esther ; and had composed vocal music to English words for various royal occasions, including a set of Coronation anthems for George II inwhich had made a huge impact.

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HANDEL Solomon – libretto

To them solomoon two harlots Many of the grand and varied choruses are in eight parts “a double chorus” instead of the more usual four parts. Handel ‘s score is notable for the inclusion of a full array of brass instruments, and an unusually large complement of strings, both of which lend the score a particular opulence and richness; this is often highlighted by the composer’s division of the chorus into five, or sometimes eight, parts.

Solomon tells the woman he had no intention of slaying the infant but took this way of learning the truth. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Zadokthe High Priest [9].

Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67

Composers to the Court. The work begins with Solomon and his people celebrating the consecration of the Temple he has built in Jerusalem.


Read more at Wikipedia. Act I emphasizes his piety and marital bliss – the solomkn tactfully making no mention of the Biblical wives and concubines. The opening sinfonia is of unusual scope for Handel ‘s oratorios.

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More works by George Frideric Handel. Coronation Anthem ‘Let thy hand be strengthened’.

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All three acts of the oratorio deal with a different side of Solomon. One of the most important literary and cultural figures of his age, he was recognized during his lifetime for his accomplishments of almost universal breadth.

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After the king has shown proper humility before his God for what librstto has achieved, two women are brought in. What says the other Solomon, second harlot — recitative Although this was a reasonable success, and despite the consistently high quality of the libretto — drawing from Handel some of his most highly shaded melodies and characterizations — the work never gained the popularity enjoyed by a number of his other oratorios.

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