Music composed by G. F. Handel. Libretto attributed to Charles Jennens, adapted primarily from The Book
of Exodus 15 and The Book of Psalms.
First Performance: 4 April 1739, King’s Theatre, Haymarket, London
Setting: The Exodus from Egypt and “Moses Song” after the destruction of Pharaoh’s army
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image_description=Crossing the Red Sea by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld
first_audio_name=G. F. Handel: Israel in Egypt
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product_title=G. F. Handel: Israel in Egypt
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Live performance, 2 August 2003, Festival Musica Antiqua Brugge