Choral (Vocal Score)
Vocal Score. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Anthony Lewis. Music Sales America. Baroque. Chester Music #CH09751. Published by Chester Music (HL.14014373).
Item Number: HL.14014373
ISBN 0711975051. 8.25x11.75 inches. Translated by Geoffrey Dunn.
Handel's dramatic cantata Apollo And Daphne belongs to the composer's early years in Italy. It seems likely to have been written in Rome, where Handel lived intermittently between 1707 and 1710. Opera in Rome had been placed under a papal ban, but musical society in the performance of dramatic cantatas, which possessed most of the features of opera without requiring elaborate staging. Handel's plainly dramatic intentions in this cantata are reinforced by the appearance of much of its music in his later operas.