Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Kenny)

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This work bears the designation HWV 67.

General Info

Year: 1748 / 1988
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Two oboes and strings
Publisher: Verlag Arrensdorff Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €21.20


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Solomon, HWV 67, is an English oratorio by George Frideric Handel. The music was composed between 5 May and 13 June, 1748 and the first performance took place on 17 March, 1749 at the Covent Garden Theatre in London. Handel revived the work in 1759.

The oratorio contains a short and lively instrumental passage for two oboes and strings in Act Three, known as The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, which has become famous outside the context of the complete work and was featured at the London Olympics in 2012.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (unconducted) – 4 December 2016

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  • Handel, G.; Kenny, T. (1988). Arrival of the Queen of Sheba [score]. Power Music: Branford.
  • Solomon (Handel), Wikipedia Accessed 5 November 2016