Dixit Dominus HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Hans Joachim Marx. For soprano voice solo, alto voice solo, tenor voice solo, bass voice solo, SSATB choir , violin (2), viola (2), cello, basso continuo (cello, double bass, organ). This edition: Stapled, Urtext edition. Replaces BA 4002-80. Psalm 109. Single part. HWV 232. 13 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10704-80).
ISBN 9790006526567. 32.5 x 25.5 cm inches.
Handel wrote the famous Dixit Dominus with the text of Psalm 109 during his time in Italy in c. 1707. Although he was only 22 years old, the work already demonstrates his wide spectrum of compositional abilities which are later fully realized in his operas and oratorios. Central to this work are the six choral movements, which - with their polyphonic structure - are closely related to German choral music of the 17th century.This newly revised Urtext performing edition offers a thorough revision of this frequently-performed work and meets all the requisites of a scholarly-critical edition. Former readings in the old edition regarding a small number of pitches, but mostly basso continuo figures and the underlying text have now been able to be amended on the basis of the new findings. In the new edition the work appears in nine movements - no longer eight - which reflects the composer's intentions.This revised edition replaces BA 4002; the new performance material is not compatible with the old one.