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Nisi Dominus

Psalm 127

By George Frideric Handel

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SSATB vocal soli, SSATB choir, 2 violins, 2 violas, basso continuo
Psalm 127. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Christine Martin. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Handel. Score available separately - see item CA.5523800. Latin Psalms, Psalms. Choral score. Composed 1707. HWV 238. 8 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5523805).

Item Number: CA.5523805

ISBN M-007-12639-1. Language: Latin.

Handel's Vesper psalm Nisi Dominus HWV 238, was composed in Rome in 1707 for the Feast of the Madonna del Monte Carmel. It is entirely in the tradition of the polychoral, concertante motet which was cultivated especially in Rome during the late baroque era. In spite of the liturgical brevity required for the individual movements, this setting of Psalm 127, presented here in a new critical edition, is impressive on account of the festive fullness of the sound, the charming contrasts in the alternating scoring and, typical for Handel, the power of the images and the conciseness of the musical material.

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