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Ira, sdegno, e furore/O stringerò nel sen from Handel's Teseo - Piano/Vocal Reduction with Continuo Realization

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By George Frideric Handel

Piano Accompaniment, Voice - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Nicole Elyse DiPaolo. Baroque Period. Piano Reduction. 5 pages. Published by Nicole Elyse DiPaolo (S0.176407).

Item Number: S0.176407

I created this piano + vocal reduction of this flashy da capo aria for a friend using it to audition. Oddly, there seem to be no vocal scores available. Any coloratura mezzos looking to bring in something other than "Una voce poco fa" will appreciate this little-known treasure! This aria is also suitable for sopranos (indeed, the character Medea is listed as a soprano) but it only goes up as high as A.

As a collaborative pianist myself, I've included helpful realizations of the continuo parts in small noteheads and indications of where I've transposed lines to fit them under the hands. If you are a pianist pressed for time, I would recommend sticking to the outer voices in the running 16ths portions. Enjoy!

N.B. some editions list the recit's title (and the corresponding text in the score) as "Ira, sdegni," rather than the singular sdegno.

About the Arranger:
Praised as a "sensitive pianist" and "outstanding accompanist" who delivers "powerful interpretations," Nicole Elyse DiPaolo is a versatile pianist, composer, and scholar currently based in Bloomington, Indiana. She holds a B.Mus in Music Theory from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she studied piano under Michele Cooker and Louis Nagel; she also studied composition with Bright Sheng and basso continuo/harpsichord accompaniment with Edward Parmentier. In 2006 and 2007, Nicole appeared as a concerto soloist with the Ambassador Chamber Players, featuring works of J. S. Bach and Mozart alongside two performances of her own Piano Trio in C minor. Following her graduation from Michigan, Nicole completed an MM in Music Theory from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she has recently become a PhD candidate in the same field; her dissertation research will explore relationships between selected early partimenti (instructional sketches used by Italian composition teachers) and George Frideric Handel’s compositional techniques.

Currently, Nicole is a sought-after private instructor of piano, music theory, and composition on the IU campus, where she is also an active mostly-vocal accompanist. Nicole continues to enjoy musical partnerships with students of nearly every current IU voice department faculty member (and she unashamedly absorbs and borrows teaching/coaching/performing tips from all these professors). In addition, she has taken French and German diction courses with Prof. Gary Arvin.

Notable recent engagements include the 2016 National Society of Arts and Letters Vocal Competition (multiple entrants); the "Opera Night at North" benefit concert with students of IU's top-ranked opera program (among them "Accidental Tenor" Andrew Lunsford); and two long-term cruise ship performing contracts with violinist Amy Schlicher as the Duo del Mare.

When not working on one of her many concurrent musical projects, Nicole might be found maintaining The Collaborative Pianists’ Community on Facebook, cuddling the nearest dog, looking for opportunities to maintain her Spanish and Italian language skills, and raising and releasing monarch butterflies. To learn more about Nicole’s many and varied performing, teaching, research, and publishing pursuits, please visit her website at .

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  • July 23, 2017 A jewel of the lesser known Handel repertoire

    This aria is a jewel and more singers may now discover it thanks to Ms. DiPaolo's attractive and intelligent vocal score. Thank you!

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