Händel, Georg Friedrich
Messiah HWV 56
Oratorio in 3 parts
Edition no.
BA 4012-02
ISMN
9790006565313
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Tobin, John
Language(s) of work
English, German
Language(s) of text
English, German
Product format
Score, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Soprano solo, Alto solo (2), Tenor solo, Bass solo, Mixed choir (SSATB), Orchestra
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
XII, 306 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
The “Messiah“ occupies a unique position in Handel’s work. It is one of the most renowned works of this composer’s monumental output.

It has often been said that Handel composed the “Messiah” for his visit in Ireland, where he had been invited by the Lord Lieutenant, William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, to perform his music for the benefit of charity. The first performance took place on 13 April 1742 in Neale’s Music Hall, Dublin. After Handel’s return from Ireland, the “Messiah” received no less than fifty-six performances in England during his lifetime.
Now the “Messiah” is being published in a handy affordable soft-cover score to complement the substantial linen-bound complete edition volume. The tried and tested musical text remains the same, whilst the Foreword has been revised and supplemented by an English translation.

- The tried and tested content of the complete edition volume now in a soft-cover score
- Foreword in German and now also in English
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