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Haendel, Georg Friedrich Georg Friedrich Haendel
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1759)
1774 sheet music
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Instrumentations :
CHOIR - VOCAL
› Choral SATB, Orchestra (3) Original
› Choral SATB, Piano (5)
› Choral SATB (4)
› Choral SATB a cappella (3)
› Choral SATB, Piano & Organ (1)
› Soli, Chorus and Orchestra (1)
› Choral SSAA, Organ (1)

Arrangers : › Haendel, Georg Friedrich Original (1)
› Adrian A, Cuello Piraquibis (1)
› Bergeron, Guy (1)
› Bert, Jacques (2)
› Best, William Thomas (1)
› Chrysander, Friedrich (3)
› Czerny, Carl (1)

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Haendel, Georg Friedrich: "Glory to God" for Chamber Orchestra

"Glory to God" for Chamber Orchestra
HWV 56
Georg Friedrich Haendel




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Composer :Georg Friedrich HaendelHaendel, Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
Instrumentation :

Chamber orchestra

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Georg Friedrich HaendelMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1741
Copyright :Public Domain
The "Messiah" (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer (which are worded slightly differently from their King James counterparts). It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742, and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

Handel's reputation in England, where he had lived since 1713, had been established through his compositions of Italian opera. He turned to English oratorio in the 1730s, in response to changes in public taste; Messiah was his sixth work in this genre. Although its structure resembles that of conventional opera, it is not in dramatic form; there are no impersonations of characters and very little direct speech. Instead, Jennens's text is an extended reflection on Jesus Christ as Messiah, moving from the prophetic phrases of Isaiah and others, through the Incarnation, Passion and Resurrection of Christ to his ultimate glorification in heaven.

Handel wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental forces, with optional settings for many of the individual numbers. In the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale, with giant orchestras and choirs. In other efforts to update it, its orchestration was revised and amplified by (among others) Mozart. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the trend has been towards authenticity; most contemporary performances show a greater fidelity towards Handel's original intentions, although "big Messiah" productions continue to be mounted.

The final recitative of this section is in D major and heralds the affirmative chorus "Glory to God". where, Handel marked the entry of the trumpets as da lontano e un poco piano, meaning "quietly, from afar"; his original intention had been to place the brass offstage (in disparte) at this point, to highlight the effect of distance. In this initial appearance the trumpets lack the expected drum accompaniment, "a deliberate withholding of effect, leaving something in reserve for Parts II and III" according to Luckett.

Although originally written for Opera, I created this arrangement for Small (Chamber) Orchestra (Wind & Strings).
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Sheet central :Messiah (137 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-01-20


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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