G.F. Handel: Arminio HWV 36 (Vocal Score)

Books | Choral, Opera

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Antonio Salvi’s “Arminio” is one of the best-loved operatic librettos of the Baroque period.

Against the historical background of the so-called “Battle of the Teutoburg Forest” in 9 AD in which the Cherusci leader Arminius as “Liberator of Germany” (Tacitus) inflicted a devastating defeat on the Romans, Handel’s opera, first performed in 1737, is about the disputes between the Chatti and the Cherusci. Arminius has married the daughter of his arch-enemy Segestes. When he is imprisoned, Segestes, who has conspired with the Romans, sees his opportunity for revenge.

- Urtext edition based on the “Halle Handel Edition”

- Libretto in Italian with singable German translation

- Comprehensive foreword (Ger/Eng) with important information on the history of the libretto as well as on the genesis and the performance history of the work. A detailed resume of the plot is also contained.

- Extensive appendix with richly ornamented versions of two arias

- Idiomatic piano reduction in the vocal score

- Full score (BA4100) and vocal score (BA4100-90) available for sale

- Performance material (BA4100-72) for hire

ISBN: 9790006542802
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 15 August 2013
No of pages: 189
Language: German, Italian
Catalogue No: BA410090

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