Hodu Ha-arets from Ester, Lidarti

Hodu Ha-arets from Ester, Lidarti

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Composed By: Cristiano Giuseepe Lidarti

Edited and arranged for SATB by Joshua Jacobson

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Voicing: SATB

Language: Hebrew

Difficulty: moderately easy

Country: Holland, Italy

Solos: none

Instruments: piano

Lyrics: Jacob Raphael Saraval

Year Composed: 1774

Timing: 2:10

Tempo: fast

First Line: hodu ha-arets ush’chakim yachdav

description: This is the final joyous chorus from Ester. In 1774, Giuseppe Lidarti composed this oratorio in Hebrew based on the biblical story of Queen Esther, as recast in a libretto by the Venetian rabbi Jacob Raphael Saraval. It was probably commissioned by the Jews of Amsterdam, but was certainly performed in Italy as part of the tradition of presenting musical theater for the festival of Purim. This work had been lost until its rediscovery several years ago by Prof. Israel Adler.

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