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Betulia liberata, KV 118 (74c)

Azione sacra in two parts

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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3 soprano voice solos, alto voice solo, tenor voice solo, bass voice solo, SATB choir, piano (3Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir , piano, Continuo, harpisc.)
Azione sacra in two parts. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. Arranged by Hans-Georg Kluge. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. Composed 1771. K. 118 (74c). Duration 2 hours, 10 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04521-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04521-90).

Item Number: BA.BA04521-90

ISBN 9790006529971. 27 x 19.2 cm inches. Language: German/Italian. Translation: Eberhard Schmidt. Text: Metastasio, Pietro.

The material for Mozart's azione sacra is taken from the Old Testament book of Judith, the story of the beautiful Israelite who steals into the enemy camp of the Assyrians and decapitates their sleeping commander, Holofernes .
Often called a stroke of genius by the fifteen-year-old Mozart, Betulia liberata brooks comparison with his early operas in every respect. But Mozart was evidently concerned to distinguish between an azione sacra and an azione teatrale in the music itself, e.g. in the accompanied recitatives and the sacred aura of the final chorus.

Based on theNew Mozart Edition, this vocal score provides a reliable musical text and a piano reduction that lies well under the fingers.

- First vocal score of Mozart's Betulia
- Easy to play piano reduction
- Clear and uncluttered appearance on the page
- Original Italian words underlaid with a new German translation
- Bilingual preface in German and English

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