Messiah (Basso Continuo Part). By George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. For Choral, Organ. Music Sales America. Baroque, Sacred. Softcover. 164 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV09007407. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021313).
ISBN 0853605114. Baroque, Sacred. 9x12 inches.
The Continuo part for the Watkins Shaw edition of Handel's celebrated oratorio – suitable for performance with Organ, Harpsichord or Piano.
Location: from Boulder, CO
Location: from Salt Lake City, UT
March 17, 2009
While there is little to argue about as to the scholarship of Mr. Watkins work, I have two problems with this continuo book. First is while it is indeed possible that a couple of the recitatives would have been accompanied only by strings in Handel's time, it is impossible to...
17 of 30 people found this review helpful.
November 28, 2007
Already used it once!
Bought this item specifically for a performance. It's very straight forward and a great framework to work from. The indication of harpsichord and organ is helpful in deciding tone colours for each song, but can still be adjusted according to personal taste. We had both organ and harpsichord for our...
11 of 25 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Poughkeepsie, NY
July 5, 2007
Usefulness cannot be overstated
This continuo part for Handel's Messiah is incredibly useful in performances with orchestra and organ/harpsichord. I've used it 3 times before, and find the creativity in the continuo realization quite satisfying, even when practicing alone. It works very well in ensemble, and is very useful when the organist may not...
14 of 28 people found this review helpful.