Greetings fellow composers. I've been away for about 2 months, my longest hiatus in 5 years. Back to the opera Moses. Scene I was Moses being drawn from the Nile by the daughter of Pharaoh. Logically, Scene II would be Moses killing the Egyptian slave master, but I skipped it and went to the burning bush. (If everything in Exodus is included this opera could be 4 hours long.)
This piece contains chromatic scales by the woodwinds. Initially I tried to harmonize the chords to the scales which rendered a eerie/strange feeling so I went with the chords of D min. and ignored the dissonances caused by the scales. The first beat of the scales begins on the tonic or dominant. In 6/8 time there are 12 sixteenths per measure which is the number of notes in the chromatic scale.
If you enlarge the pdf, you can read the lyrics in the score. All criticism is welcome of the music and/or lyrics. Thanks.