Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah

Georg Friedrich Händel

Messiah

HWV 56, 1742

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George Frideric Handel is considered England’s first and foremost composer of oratorios. Above all, the Messiah is regarded as the epitome of sacred music and in German-speaking countries it is also one of the most often performed works in the genre. The version of the Messiah which is most often performed today is a combination of various versions. Consequently, the present critical edition by Ton Koopman contains all the surviving alternative versions of the solo movements. A concordance makes it possible to assign these movements to those various performances of the work conducted by Handel between the Dublin premiere in 1742 and the London concerts which took place up to 1759. In accordance with the wishes voiced by many choral conductors and singers, the vocal score is available in separate English and German versions.

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1. Sinfony Sinfony 2. Accompagnato (Tenore):... And the glory of the Lord 3. Air (Tenore): Ev’ry... And he shall purify 4. Chorus: And the glory... For unto us a child is born 5. Accompagnato (Basso):... Glory to God in the highest 6. Air (Alto): But who... His yoke is easy Behold the lamb of God Recitative (Alto):... Surely He hath borne our... 9. Accompagnato (Basso):... And with His stripes we... 10. Air (Basso): The... All we, like sheep 11. Chorus: For unto us a... He trusted in God that He... 12. Pifa, Recitative... Lift up your heads 13. Accompagnato... The Lord gave the word Recitative (Soprano): And... Their sound is gone out 15. Chorus: Glory to God... Let us break their bonds... 16. Air (Soprano):... Halleluja Recitative (Alto): Then... Since by man came death 18. Chorus: His yoke is easy But thanks be to God 19. Chorus: Behold the... Worthy is the Lamb that... 20. Air (Alto): He was...
21. Chorus: Surely He... 22. Chorus: And with His... 23. Chorus: All we, like... 24. Accompagnato... 25. Chorus: He trusted in... 26. Accompagnato... 27. Arioso (Tenore):... 28. Accompagnato... 29. Air (Tenore): But... 30. Chorus: Lift up your... Recitative (Tenore): Unto... 32. Air (Alto): Thou art... 33. Chorus: The Lord gave... 34. Air (Soprano): How... 35. Chorus: Their sound... 36. Air (Basso): Why do... 37. Chorus: Let us break... Recitative (Tenore): He... 40. Air (Soprano): I know... 41. Chorus: Since by man... 42. Accompagnato (Basso):... 43. Air (Basso): The... Recitative (Alto): Then... 45. Chorus: But thanks be... 46. Air (Soprano): If God... 47. Chorus: Worthy is the...

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Product information

Editor

Jan Siemons Personal details
Ton Koopman Personal details

Piano reduction by

Siegfried Petrenz Personal details

Translator

Magda Marx-Weber Personal details

Songwriter / Librettist

Charles Jennens Personal details

Composer

Georg Friedrich Händel Personal details

Reviews

Eine vorzügliche Neuedition des Messias legte Carus im Händel-Gedenkjahr vor. Mit Ton Koopman konnte man einen Herausgeber gewinnen, der im Vorwort auf der Basis seines großen aufführungspraktischen Wissens zahlreiche interessante und bedenkenswerte Hinweise zu Fragen der Besetzung, der Verzierungen und der Überpunktierung geben kann und auch im Notentext des Klavierauszugs den Solisten explizite Verzierungsvorschläge bietet. [...] Natürlich enthält die Partitur einen ausführlichen Kritischen Bericht sowie einige Faksimiles. Absolut empfehlenswert!
Katharina Lariassa Paech, Musica Sacra, 1/2010

[...] Der Carus-Verlag legt hiermit eine benutzerfreundlich gestaltete Neuausgabe von Händels Messiah auf aktuellem wissenschaftlichen Stand vor, mit sämtlichen Alternativsätzen, Hinweisen und Ratschlägen eines renommierten Interpreten auch für "historisch informierte" Aufführungen und einer am ursprünglichen Wortlaut der biblischen Textvorlage orientierten deutschen Textunterlegung. Armin Schmid, Toccata, 42/2009

[...] Im Vorwort finden sich zahlreiche aufführungspraktische Hinweise, [...] Hervorragend.
Singende Kirche, 03/09