Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arr Ricketts)

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Ted Ricketts)

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This work bears the designation HWV 67.

General Info

Year: 1748 / 2004
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Two oboes and strings
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An instrumental movement from the 1749 oratorio Solomon by George Frideric Handel, this bright and bustling music is a Baroque favorite, often played at festive occasions. The distinctive Howard Cable brass quintet arrangement, on which this concert band arrangement is based, has long been in the repertory of the Canadian Brass.

- Program Note from publisher

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Handel, G.; Ricketts, T.; Cable, H. (2004). Arrival of the Queen of Sheba [score]. Canadian Brass: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Solomon (Handel), Wikipedia Accessed 5 November 2016