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Helmuth Rilling gewidmet

By Sven-David Sandstrom

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SATBar vocal soli, SMATBarB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello and contrabass
Helmuth Rilling gewidmet. Composed by Sven-David Sandstrom. Arranged by Timothy Higgs. Oratorios. Study score. Composed 2008. 270 pages. Duration 120 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 28.102/07. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2810207).

Item Number: CA.2810207

ISBN M-007-09400-3. Language: English. Text: Charles Jennens.

The Messiah, by the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandstrom, was commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart to commemorate the Handel anniversary year 2009. In accordance with the wishes of these two institutions, the work is based on Charles Jennen's English libretto which Handel set in his famous oratorio more than 260 years ago. Great expression and orchestral color characterize this Messiah of the 21st century, in which for Sandstrom modernity and euphony do not represent a contradiction-corresponding to his artistic credo: "My music should be understandable on first hearing and should touch people". Score available separately - see item CA.2810200.

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