Handel Oratorios (not Messiah)
Date: August 4, 2014
Which of Handel's Old Testament Oratorios works best for performance? I'm thinking in terms of quality of music, appeal to modern day listeners, dramatic pacing (such as there is in Handel), good balance in the use of chorus and soloists, length (with or without cuts), etc.
I am somewhat familiar with Saul and Israel and Egypt both of which are very fine pieces but the former seems quite long while the later seems extremely chorus-heavy. I have much less familiarity with others like Joshua, Jeptha, Samson, and the other old-testament oratorios.
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