Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arr Allen)

From Wind Repertory Project
George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Michael Allen)

Subtitle: Sinfonia from Solomon

This work bears the designation HWV 67.

General Info

Year: 1748 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Two oboes and strings
Publisher: Boulder Brass
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $38.00


Full Score
E-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Trumpet
Flugelhorn I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (1748/2007) was premiered in London on March 17, 1749 at the Covent Garden Theater as the first scene of Act III in Handel’s oratorio Solomon. The oratorio’s plot highlights events from King Solomon’s life, including the Queen of Sheba’s visit to his Court. One of the last of Handel’s many oratorios, Solomon is rarely performed in its entirety, but Handel’s bright and lively interlude, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, is a well-known processional. Originally scored for two oboes and strings, it is often played during wedding ceremonies. A noted public performance of the piece occurred during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

- Program Note from University of North Texas concert program, 12 February 2019


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State Ratings

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Brass Faculty and Canadian Brass (Nicholas Enrico Williams, conductor) – 12 February 2019

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