George Frideric Handel

As Handel originally intended, and as this Work was first performed, "Israel" had as its first section a re-worked version of Handel's Anthem "The ways of Zion do mourn" (see " Zion"), which he'd written - as its secondary title says - for the funeral of Queen Caroline, wife of George I. The re-worked version described the defeat of the Jews and their transportation to Egypt, and the portions commonly sung as Parts 1 & 2 of "Israel" were then Parts 2 & 3. These days, however, the re-worked version is rarely used for this purpose.

Israel in Egypt - Part 1

Part 2 is on the next page

Here is a "clickable" Table of the available Midi Files for this Work (first in each column are all the relevant Files zipped up).

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Israel in Egypt - Part 1
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1: Now there arose a new king None None None None None None None None
2: And the children of Israel sigh'd yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
3: Then sent He Moses None None None None None None None None
4: They loathed to drink of the river yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
5: Their land brought forth frogs None None None None None None None None
6: He spake the word yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
7: He gave them hailstones yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
8: He sent a thick darkness yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
9: He smote all the first-born of Egypt yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
10: But as for His people yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
11: Egypt was glad yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
12: He rebuked the Red Sea yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
13: He led them thro' the deep yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
14: But the waters overwhelmed yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1
15: And Israel saw that great work yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
16: And believed the Lord yes yes yes yes As 1 As 1 As 1 As 1

That's the end of Part 1. Part 2 is on the next page


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Files originally uploaded in Sep/06.
Zipped Files originally uploaded in Feb/09.