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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for Recorder Orchestra

Composer
GF Handel
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quintet
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The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,arranged for Recorder Consort.

Handel’s Arrival from the Queen of Sheba come from Solomon (HWV 67),an oratorio by George Frideric Handel.

Its libretto is based on the biblical stories of wise king Solomon and is attributed to Newburgh Hamilton. The music was composed between May 5 and June 13, 1748 and the first performance took place in London on March 17, 1749.

Dramatis Personae Solomon (alto) Solomon’s Queen (soprano) Nicaule, Queen of Sheba (soprano) First harlot (soprano) Second harlot (mezzo-soprano) Zadok, the High Priest (tenor) A Levite (bass) Attendant (tenor) Chorus of priests Chorus of Israelites

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