Israel in Egypt (Handel): “He smote all the first-born of Egypt” and other excerpts (Monteverdichor Würzburg)
Excerpt from the oratorio Israel in Egypt, composed by George Frideric Handel and premiered in 1739. It can be found as HWV 54. There are free scores in the Choral Public Domain Library and in the IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library.
9. Chorus. Text from the Book of Psalms 105:36.
He smote all the first-born of Egypt, the chief of all their strength
12 – 16. Choruses. Texts mainly from the Book of Psalms 106:9,11.
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up.
He led them through the deep as through a wilderness.
But the waters overwhelmed their enemies, there was not one of them left.
And Israel saw that great work that the Lord did upon the Egyptians; and the people feared the Lord.
And believed the Lord and His servant Moses.
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