Cantatas for alto and continuo

Cantatas for alto and continuo

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Sixteen cantatas for alto or mezzo voice and keyboard These cantatas includes more ornamentation than any other Handel cantata collection. Most are published here in an ornamented version, corrected form or complete for the first time. Included is a full description of the songs and their sources and notes for performers, as well as editorial method and critical notes.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 192 pages
  • 226.1 x 304.8 x 15.2mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Italian
  • 0193454130
  • 9780193454132
  • 2,122,702

Table of contents

Clori, degli occhi miei ; Deh! lasciate e vita e volo ; Dolc'e pur d'amor l'affanno ; Figli del mesto cor ; Fra pensieri ; Ho fuggito Amore ; Irene, idolo mio ; La solitudine: 'L'aure grate' ; Lungi da me, pensier tiranno! ; Lungi n'ando Fileno ; Nel dolce tempo ; Qualor crudele ; Quando sperasti, o core ; Siete rose rugiadose ; Son gelsomino ; Stanco di piu soffrire
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Review quote

This is an interesting volume and should be seized upon by altos (of both sexes) . . . The scholarship lying behind this volume is first rate, but its main value is in providing at what is in 21st-century terms quite a low price such a cornucopia of excellent and mostly unknown music . . . This is a solid publication (singers will need a music stand or a memory) that deserves wide circulation. * Early Music Review, December 2001 * OUP has brought out a new edition of 16 alto cantatas by Handel based on manuscripts held in the Bodleian Library. Some of these have been previously available but a few are unique to this edition, others are here in their complete version for the first time and the included original ornamentation is a valuable resource in its own right. This is a beautiful and scholary volume - in its performance advice, its realisation of the figured bass and its annotation of
ornamentation achieves a a balance between clarity of text and space for the flexibility this style requires. * Pamela Lidiard, Music Teacher July 2002 *
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