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LAllegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55

Oratorio in three parts

By George Frideric Handel

Soprano voice solo/alto voice solo/tenor voice solo/bass voice solo/SATB choir/piano - Level 3
Oratorio in three parts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by James S. Hall; Martin V. Hall. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. Piano reduction. Language: English/German. HWV 55. 186 pages. Duration 2 hours. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA4023-90).

Item Number: BA.BA4023-90
ISBN 9790006443192. With Language: English/German. 27 x 19 cm inches.

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  • April 28, 2014 Approach with Caution

    A problematical piano-vocal score. For starters, it's an unsatisfactory mix of "clean" score - no added dynamics, not even in brackets - & unidentified editorial added notes in the "filling out" of the continuo part. Organization of information about the many textual variants is unsystematic, confusing & occasionally erroneous. Many verbal errors...

    , f.i. "of" for "oft" (in the aria "Sweet Bird") and "two sisters Graces" for "two sister Graces." Major gaffe: confusing Samuel Johnson with Ben Jonson, and wrongly "correcting" John Milton's text accordingly. Use with great caution.

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