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Messiah, HWV 56

Oratorio in 3 parts

By George Frideric Handel

Solo soprano voice/2 solo alto voices/solo tenor voice/solo bass voice/SSATB choir/piano (Soprano Voice Solo, 2 Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, Mixed choir: SSATB, 2 Ob, bassoon, 2 Trp, timpani, Str, Continuo) - Level 4
Oratorio in 3 parts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by John Tobin. Arranged by Max Schneider. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. HWV 56. 345 pages. Duration 3 hours. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04012-73. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04012-73).

Item Number: BA.BA04012-73

ISBN 9790006442843. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: English, Text Language: English. Charles Jennens.

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- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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  • February 13, 2017 "Premium" Edition of Handel's Messiah

    I have sung from several editions of The Messiah and this is probably the best one IMHO in terms of clarity of score and text and editorial basis. It also helps that the binding and pages fall nicely when holding the copy. There is no need to "work in" the...

    binding in order to have the pages lie flat. The only small con is that this is probably the heaviest choral edition I have held; however, I'm willing to live with that because of the aforementioned pros.

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