Handel: Occasional Oratorio

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Format Descriptions

  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Editor: Merlin Channon
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62
  • Work Language: English
  • ISMN: 9790006539987
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 295
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

The "Occasional Oratorio" was composed as a reaction to a political event which shook the whole of England : the Jacobite rebellion of 1745-46 against the Hanoverian monarchy was crushed under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland. Handel, who was working on the oratorio " Judas Maccabaeus" at the time, composed the oratorio quickly and reused some movements from earlier works. With the choice of a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton he demonstrated his support for the monarchy. The work was first performed on 14 February 1746 at the Covent Garden Theatre in London .

For the first time this seldomly performed oratorio which nevertheless contains wonderful music is available in an Urtext edition based on the " Halle Handel Edition" . All available sources have been consulted. Further movements which Handel added for later performances are included in the appendix.

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