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Händel: Presti omai l'Egizia terra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) - Eser

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'Presti omai l'Egizia terra' (Cesare) Aria in D major for alto, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo From the opera 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto', HWV 17 (No. 2) Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym, …More
'Presti omai l'Egizia terra' (Cesare) Aria in D major for alto, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo From the opera 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto', HWV 17 (No. 2) Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym, after Giacomo Francesco Bussani's 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto' (music by Antonio Sartorio, 1676) Music: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) First performance: 20 February 1724, in London (King's Theatre, Haymarket) ___ Cesare: Eser, contralto Bass realisation and programming: Marc D. Recording: June 2012 Pitch: A = 440 Hz ___ Presti omai l'Egizia terra le sue palme al vincitor! ___ Translation (by Marc D.): Land of Egypt, now present your laurels to the victor! ___ There was a wrong note in the 1875 Chrysander edition that I used for this video: on the picture that can be seen at 0:50, the second note of the second bar in the first staff was a D instead of an E. I have edited the score according to the 1724 edition. Marc D.