G.F. Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (Vocal Score)

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Soloists, SATB Choir, Piano Accompaniment

Catalogue No: NOV072486
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

The Maccabaean Revolt in the second century B.C. provided the background to the story that unfolds in Judas Maccabaeus. It is part of the history of the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires. This oratorio follows the story from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. up until Judas' march on Jerusalem in 164 B.C.

With a libretto supplied by Thomas Morell, Handel's great work was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on April the 1st, 1747, as part of his annual Lenten season of oratorios. By the time of Handel's death in 1759, Judas Maccabaeus had become the composer's second most popular oratorio, having received 33 London performances under the composer's supervision (Messiah had 36).
For SATB soli, SATB chorus and accompaniment. This version edited by Merlin Channon. Includes historical notes.

ISBN: 9780853609407
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 280
Language: English
Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.

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      Really clearly laid out and the synopsis at the beginning was useful.
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      Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2017
      Published on: 02 February 2017

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      Clear and well laid out in the usual New Novello large format, so a trifle heavier to hold during performance, however the clarity certainly makes up for this. A clear introduction makes notes of performance traditions and possible orders, an appendix contains alternative numbers.
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