Gideon (Handel)

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Gideon (no HWV number) is an oratorio pastiche compiled largely from the works of George Frideric Handel by John Christopher Smith. It was first performed on 10 February 1769 at Covent Garden, London.

Much of the oratorio is derived from the works of Handel, but Smith used an overture and six vocal items from his own oratorio of 1762 The Feast of Darius.

Dramatis Personae[edit]

  • Gideon (tenor)
  • Oreb (soprano)
  • Joash (bass)
  • Angel (soprano)
  • Israelite (x3) (soprano)
  • Messenger (soprano)
  • Israelite (countertenor)
  • Prophet (bass)
  • Priest of Ball (bass)

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