The conductor and Keyboard player Christopher Hogwood has edited the new edition of Music For The Royal Fireworks. The edition is the result of thorough revision and correction based on the source material. During this process, some incorrect notes were corrected, and in particular, the Viola part was revised. Misunderstood instructions from Handel relating to the colla parte coupling of the Viola with the second Oboe, as in the overture or with the bass parts, have been reassessed. Doubling with other parts resulted in passages, which were too high or too low: these have now been rectified and a part suited to the range of the viola has been made possible.
- New critical edition based on new sources.
- Detailed Prefaces (Ger/Eng).
- Urtext of the “Halle Handel Edition”.
- Full score, performance material (BA4299) and study score (TP373) available for sale.