Bernardo Pasquini’s I fatti di Mosè nel deserto

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Church of St. Joseph

American Premiere of I fatti di Mosè nel deserto
Music by Bernardo Pasquini (1637—1710)
Libretto by Giovanni Battista Giardini (b.1650)

Male singer with music stand and back of violinist in foreground.

In this oratorio based on Exodus 18, Moses, his brother Aaron, and a narrator vividly recall the challenges and successes of the Hebrews in the wilderness.

Seventeenth-century oratorio combined the tremendously popular music of the opera with stories chosen for the intellectual and spiritual enrichment of its listeners. The Academy of Sacred Drama continues this mission by uniting emotion, intellect, and community in presentations that incorporate great oratorios, contextual lectures, and community receptions.

Performers and Guest Speaker

Jeremy Rhizor, director and violin
Four voices and eight instrumentalists

Transcription & Translation

Edition by Jeremy Rhizor & Leili Zhang
Translation by Dr. Elisabeth Pace


View the facsimile of the musical manuscript in the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy here.

View the facsimile of an original printed libretto in the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy here.