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Zadok the priest HWV 258
Coronation Anthem
By George Frideric Handel

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Mixed choir (SSAATBB), orchestra (Mixed choir(SSAATBB), 2 Ob, 2 bassoon, 3Trp, timpani, 3V, Va, Bassi(Vc, double bass, bassoon, Org)) - Level 3
Coronation Anthem. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Stephan Blaut. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Score. HWV 258. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10258_00. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10258).

Item Number: BA.BA10258

ISBN 9790006562176. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: English. Preface: Stephan Blaut.

Handel Coronation Anthems in Urtext editions for the first time

“Zadok the Priest”(BA 10258) and “The King shall rejoice”(BA 10259) are the best-known of the four coronation anthems that Handel wrote for the crowning of George II in London (1727). HWV 258 accompanied the king’s anointment, HWV 260 his actual coronation.

Thanks to their festive and majestic structure befitting the occasion as well as their spacious scoring for large choir and orchestra, it comes as no surprise that motifs from “Zadok the Priest” have found their way into the official hymn of the UEFA Champions League.

The present editions by the authoritative Handel scholar Stephan Blaut are the first to offer these two anthems based on the Urtext from the “Halle Handel Edition”.

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- 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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