G.F. Handel: Aria Album - Male Roles for High Voice from Handel's Operas

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Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Aria Album. Male Roles for High Voice from Handel's Operas

Italian opera was at the centre of Handel’s output for over 35 years with solo arias constituting one of the most important elements in Baroque opera. Dramatic roles, with their various moods and reactions, are characterised through arias. A large number of Handel’s operas also contain at least one entire scene for two to three voices. These numbers make use not only of similar lyrical or expressive forms of expression such as the arias, but also employ contrapuntal elements as found in Handel’s chamber music.

Based on the Bärenreiter vocal scores, these volumes contain some of Handel’s best-known arias, duets and trios, together with less well-known numbers of equally high musical quality. The arias are arranged chronologically, reflecting the order in which the operas were composed.

  • Unbeatable collections of Handel’s most beautiful arias and ensembles
  • Musical text based on the Urtext vocal scores of the “Halle Handel Edition”
  • Detailed foreword (Eng/Ger) by Donald Burrows on Handel’s singers and on the arias in the context of the operas
  • Translations of the Italian aria texts (Eng/Ger)
ISBN: 9790006537280
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 16 January 2009
No of pages: 96
Language: English, German, Italian
Catalogue No: BA4296

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
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        Lisboa GB Countertenor, conductor, teacher.
        A wonderful collection of Handel Arias for modern countertenor.
        The keyboard reductions are not always the best. In some of the slower arias they are a little bit too simple.
        Confirmed purchase: 13 January 2017
        Published on: 31 January 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        This anthology of Handel arias is full of very useful arias for the countertenor voice, it ranges from the medium low arias to the high, more mezzo arias for countertenors. I really like this anthology and its contents is good including a good explanation and translation of the aria and where it comes in the opera. Definitely a must by for all counter-tenors, altos and Mezzos!
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        This collection of Arias is one of the best editions I have come across. True to Handel. Countertenors all over the world will have not lived until they have this book.
        Anonymous - (Brecon, United Kingdom)

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