G.F. Handel: Alexander's Feast K.591 In The Arrangement Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Vocal Score)

Books | Choral, Orchestra

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

In 1736 Handel composed “Alexander’s Feast” or “The Power of Musick”, a two-part cantata based on John Dryden’s poem of the same name.

In 1790, at the suggestion of Baron Gottfried van Swieten, Mozart arranged this work using a German translation of the poem made by Karl Wilhelm Ramler in 1770. As in other arrangements of Handelian works, Mozart’s re-instrumentation leads to a change in the sound character of the work, placing the composition in the tradition of the Viennese Classic.

  • Urtext of the New Mozart Edition
  • Full score (BA4527-01), vocal score (BA4527-90) available for sale
  • Performance material available for hire (BA4527-72)
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    Published on: 01 January 1990
    Language: German
    Catalogue No: BA452790