Reinhard Keiser: Dialogus von der Geburt Christi

Reinhard Keiser

Dialogus von der Geburt Christi

Christmas oratorio in three parts

Description

Reinhard Keiser, highly regarded by his contemporaries as a composer (primarily of operas), also wrote a considerable number of sacred works, such as cantatas, masses, passions, and oratorios. Among these works, most of which are lost, this Dialogus von der Geburt Christi, published here for the first time, occupies a special place as Keiser’s only surviving Christmas oratorio. It is a an alternative to the current Christmas repertoire. Opulently scored, well-known Christmas chorales are presented, while in other movements the intimacy of the scene at the crib is evoked. The colorful and finely nuanced instrumentation is contrasted with freely flowing, easily singable choral movements.

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full score

10.386/00
80 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR36,00 / copies
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vocal score

10.386/03
48 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR13,95 / copies
available

choral score

10.386/05
8 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR3,60 / copies
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Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 3,60 EUR
from 40 copies 3,24 EUR
from 60 copies 2,88 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

10.386/19
23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR74,00 / copies
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  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x bassoon, 1 x clarino 1, 1 x clarino 2, 1 x clarino 3, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2, 1 x oboe 3, 1 x timpani (10.386/09)
    each: 17,25 €
    4 x individual part, violin 1 (10.386/11)
    each: 3,45 €
    4 x individual part, violin 2 (10.386/12)
    each: 3,45 €
    3 x individual part, viola (10.386/13)
    each: 3,45 €
    4 x individual part, violoncello/double bass (10.386/14)
    each: 3,45 €
    1 x individual part, organ (10.386/49)
    each: 12,80 €

individual part, organ

10.386/49
28 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR12,80 / copies
available

Product information

Editor

Christine Blanken Personal details

Composer

Reinhard Keiser Personal details

Reviews

[...] Das lohnende Weihnachtsoratorium galt lange als verschollen und liegt nun in einer sorgfältigen, von Christine Blanken betreuten Edition wieder vor.

- Musica Sacra, September/Oktober 2010 -

 

[...] Weder in der inhaltlichen Tiefe, noch in der musikalischen Abwechslung steht Keiser mit dem Dialogus von der Geburt Christi seinem Zeitgenossen nach. Sein Markenzeichen, die meisterhafte, farblich feinsinnige und gekonnt eingesetzte Instrumentierung kommt in diesem Werk voll zur Geltung.

- Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg 1/2009 -