G.F. Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato (Vocal Score)

Books | Soprano, Soprano, Tenor, Bass Voice, SATB, Piano Accompaniment

Catalogue No: NOV162448
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
G.F. Handel's masterful L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato have been expertly-edited by Donald Burrows to present this complete vocal score, arranged for two Soprano, Tenor and Bass Soli, with an SATB Chorus and Orchestra.

This complete edition of L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato features the 1740, 1741 and 1743 scores, reflecting Handel's personal changes, involving alternative and additional movements. The 1740 score is a complete reconstruction, requiring two Soprano,  a Tenor and a Bass soloists. For the longer 1741 score, Handel added extra movements to accommodate additional soloists, the complete version of which is included here. Finally, the 1743 score boasts a radical change from the previous years, with a removal of part three and a significant rearrangement of other movements. 

L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato was first performed on the 27th of February 1740 at the Lincoln's Inn Fields theatre, after just over a month of drafting. The work is a setting of a libretto by James Harris and Charles Jennens, based on John Milton's two complementary yet contrasting poems about the relative virtues of happiness and melancholy. 

This edition of L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato presents practical versions of the score which are based on the musical schemes of Handel's performances in 1741 and 1743. For a complete vocal score of this masterpiece by one of the all-time great composers, this Novello Handel Edition is authoritative.
ISBN: 9781783059041
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 11 March 2015
No of pages: 224
Language: English
Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.
 
     

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