2 soprano voice solos/alto voice solo/5 tenor voice solos/bass voice solo/mixed choir/orchestra (2 Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, 6Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, Mixed choir:SATTBB, Ob, 2 bassoon, 2 Hn, Trp, harp, Str, Continuo) - Level 4
Oratorio in six scenes. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Howard Serwer. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. First version. Vocal score. Composed 1720. HWV 50a. Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04047-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04047-90).
Item Number: BA.BA04047-90
ISBN 9790006520503. 27 x 18.9 cm inches. Language: English/German.
The oratorioEstheris the first English language oratorio and also the first oratorio by Handel based on a theater tragedy; Jean Racine'sEsther. For the first time Handel drew on his knowledge gathered from stays in Germany, Italy and England. He created his own particular style of oratorio writing, which differs from the later integrative works. Many sections of this composition harken back to the previously composed,Brockes-Passion. The first performance took place in 1720. For the first public performance of the work in London in 1732, Handel arranged and enlargedEsther. The Urtext of the Halle Handel Complete Edition presents the original version from 1720.
Reliable vocal score from the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition