Esther, HWV 50b (Handel, George Frideric)

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Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 41.
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SIBLEY1802.17352.38be-39087013556669score.pdf
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Charles Lucas (1808-1869), piano reduction

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London: Novello, Ewer and Co., n.d. Plate 6872.

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PMLP44679-Handel - Esther - O beauteous Queen VS Sibley.1802.16201.pdf
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Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Volume I: For High Voice.
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PMLP44679-Handel - Esther - Turn not O Queen VS.pdf
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Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Volume II: For Low Voice.
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Work Title Esther
Alternative Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue Number HWV 50b
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
Year/Date of Composition 1732
First Performance 1732-05-02 in London: King's Theatre in the Haymarket
  • Esther: Anna Maria Strada del Pò (soprano)
  • Ahaseurus: Francesco Bernardi, called "Senesino" (alto-castrato)
  • Harbonah & Mordecai: Francesca Bertolli (contralto)
  • Haman: Antonio Montagnana (bass)
  • Israelite Woman: Ann Turner Robinson (soprano)
  • First Israelite: Mrs. Davis (soprano)

Chorus: sung by the Chapel Royal

Librettist (?) Alexander Pope (1688−1744) and (?) Dr. John Arbuthnot (1667−1735), after Jean Racine (1639−1699)
Language English
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal soloists (soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass), Chorus, Orchestra
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  • Part 1
  • 1. Overture
  • 2. Recitative: 'Tis nobler far (Tenor, Bass)
  • 3. Aria: Pluck root and branch (Bass)
  • 4. Recitative: Our souls with ardour glow (Tenor)
  • 5. Chorus: Shall we the God of Israel fear? (Persians)
  • 6. Recitative: Now persecution (Tenor)
  • 7. Aria: Tune your harps (Tenor)
  • 8. Chorus: Shall we of servitude complain
  • 9. Aria: Praise the Lord (Soprano)
  • 10. Recitative: O God, who from the suckling's mouth (Tenor)
  • 11. Aria: Sing sons of praise (Tenor)
  • 12. Recitative: How have our sins (Alto)
  • 13. Recitative: Methings I hear (Alto)
  • 14. Chorus: Ye sons of Israel, mourn
  • 15. Aria: O Jordan, sacred tide (Alto)
  • Part 2
  • 16. Recitative: Why sits that sorrow? (Soprano, Tenor)
  • 17. Aria: Dread not, righteous Queen (Tenor)
  • 18. Recitative: I go before the King (Soprano)
  • 19. Aria: Tears, assist me (Soprano)
  • 20. Chorus: Save us, O Lord
  • 21. Recitative: Who dares intrude (Tenor, Soprano)
  • 22. Duet: Who calls my parting soul (Soprano, Tenor)
  • 23. Aria: O beauteous Queen (Tenor)
  • 24. Recitative: If I find favour (Soprano)
  • 25. Aria: How can I stay (Tenor)
  • 26. Recitative: With inward joy (2 Tenors)
  • 27. Chorus: Virtue, truth, and innocence
  • Part 3
  • 28. Invocation: Jehovah crowned (Alto)
  • 29. Chorus: He comes to end our woes
  • 30. Recitative: Now, O Queen (Soprano, Tenor)
  • 31. Recitative: Turn not, O Queen (Bass)
  • 32. Aria: Flattering tongue, no more I hear thee
  • 33. Recitative: Guards, seize the traitor (Tenor)
  • 34. Aria: How art thou fall'n (Bass)
  • 35. Chorus with Soloists: The Lord our enemy has slain
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