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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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Jazz Latin New Age. Das Liebesverbot, Vienna Das Liebesverbot: This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat However, it is his literary works that have most consistently sustained his reputation, and that also serve jandel demonstrate most clearly his many-faceted relationship to music.

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.

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Tragic opera in 3 acts. In portraying the biblical Solomon, the anonymous librettist chose to divide his work into three acts, each of which sheds a slightly different light on his subject.

Live performance, 25 JanuaryHamburg. She tells the king she would rather relinquish the child to spare its life. Retrieved 29 April Golden columns Zadok — air Both have shared a house and each has borne a child.


When thou art absent Queen — recitative Throughout the land CPDL Vain are the transient beauties Solomon — recitative The oratorios found a wider audience among more social hanvel than the aristocratic audience who had sponsored and enjoyed Handel’s Italian operas. Solomon” to My Music Add “Handel: Vocal parts, full score, and orchestra parts Playlists Featured All Recommended. Problems playing this file?

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Thy sentence, great king Second harlot — air Gold now is common Solomon — recitative 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.

Indulge thy faith Zadok — air Merrill Knapp] Click here for the complete libretto.

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Most of the text for Solomon was based on scriptural passages drawn from II Chronicles and I Kings; as the title of the work makes clear, the selected passages are those dealing with the renowned King Solomon.

The music was composed between 5 May and 13 Juneand the first performance took place on 17 Marchwith Caterina Galli libfetto the title role at the Covent Garden Theatre in London, where it had two further performances. Added, go to My Music to see full list.


Dramma lirico in four parts. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or librretto offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Dramma lirico in four acts. 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. Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message.

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The Solomon portrayed here is fiercely devoted to his lone queen — far from faithful to scripture, in which he is said to have had many hundreds of wives, and half again as many concubines! George Frideric Handel’s lost Hamburg operas List of operas. Some writers have ascribed it to Thomas Morell, but this seems doubtful when the rest of his work for Handel is compared with it.

Solomon Jeremy Summerly provides a personal recommendation from the available recordings of Handel’s Solomon.