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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Orch)

Composer
G. F. Handel
Year of composition
1748
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2003
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba comes from Solomon, HWV 67, which is 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 on March 17, 1749 with Caterina Galli in the title role at the Theatre Royal in London where it had two further performances until March 22.

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