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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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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.

Thrice happy king Zadok — recitative How green our fertile pastures look Solomon — air The first claims that the baby the other is carrying belongs rightfully to her. Merrill Knapp] Click here for the complete libretto. Privacy policy About ChoralWiki Disclaimers. Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message.

George Frideric Handel’s lost Hamburg operas. The music was composed between 5 May and 13 June hanfel, and the first performance took place on 17 Marchwith Caterina Galli in the title role at the Covent Garden Theatre in London, where it had two further performances.

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Solomon tells the woman he had no intention of slaying the infant but took this way of learning the truth. The first performance of Solomon took place on March 17,at Covent Garden and under the composer’s direction. Solomon rejoices in his married happiness to his one wife unlike the biblical Solomon, who is stated to have had hundreds of wives and concubines[10] and promises to build his queen a palace for her. 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.


Grosse komische Oper in two acts. The music was composed between 5 May and 13 Juneand the first performance took place on 17 Marchwith Caterina Galli in the title role at the Covent Garden Theatre in London, where it had two further performances.

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Retrieved from ” https: The second woman readily agrees to the proposition, exposing her lack of any real maternal concern. Act I emphasizes his piety and marital bliss – the librettist tactfully making no mention of the Biblical wives and concubines.

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My sovereign liege Attendant, Solomon — recitative Scene 3: Act II portrays the wisdom of Solomon. Both end by pledging peace and glory to their respective realms. It is possible that Handel ‘s choice of this subject matter was his tribute to King George II of England, a generous patron, and under whose rule England enjoyed a period of comparable prosperity; but — unlike Judas Maccabaeus, in which case Handel wrote letters specifically outlining his intended tribute to the victorious Duke of Cumberland — there is no textual evidence to establish this as fact.

Act Two Scene 1: After the king has shown proper humility before his God for what he has achieved, two women are brought in. Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia: La Esmeralda La Esmeralda: Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


Then at once from rage remove Hsndel — recitative She tells the king she would rather relinquish the child to spare its life. The view of the newly finished temple completes her awe, and she presents her treasure to the great Solomon. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Solomon” to My Music Add “Handel: May peace in Salem Queen of Sheba — recitative Solomon offers to divide the child in two with a sword, so that each will have half. Solomon Solomon, an oratorio in three acts HWV The king and his people entertain her with a musical masque of magnificent choruses depicting in turn the “lulling” sound of gentle music, the desire for military glory, the despair of an unhappy lover, and a storm which turns to calm.

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Solomon, HWV 67 (George Frideric Handel)

Operas based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller This theme relates to librettto based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller. Words are weak First and second harlot, Solomon — trio Nightingale chorus CPDL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. See the tall palm Zadok — air. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License.