Handel G.F. - Let God arise (HWV 256b) (E-G) (Urtext).

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Händel, Georg Friedrich    (1685-1759)


Let God arise   HWV 256b
Instrumentation: Alto solo, Bass solo, Mixed Choir (SATB), Oboe, Strings, Basso continuo

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* George Frideric Handel

Handel’s four anthems were all composed during his London period in
the Chapel Royal.
“As pants the hart”, his fifth setting of this Psalm text, was
written in March 1738 for
performance at a benefit concert for the King’s Theatre in the
Haymarket.

Until just before Handel’s first visit to England, the only
instrument permitted to accompany
the service in the Chapel Royal was the organ. These four works (O
sing unto the Lord
HWV 249a, I will magnify thee HWV 250b, As pants the hart HWV 251e,
Let God arise
HWV 256b), with their orchestral accompaniments, thus represent
something akin to a
new genre in English church music.

The four anthems are presented in clearly laid out vocal scores with
easy-to-play piano
reductions based on the Urtext from the “Halle Handel Edition”.
Their winningly varied and
self-sufficient orchestral writing provides a suitable framework for
the festive chorus and the
equally festive solo numbers. Today they sound as splendid as ever
before.

The full scores and vocal scores also contain a German translation
along with the original
English.

SCORING

HWV 249a: soloists (AB), chorus (SATB) flute, 2 oboes, 2 trumpets,
strings, continuo

HWV 250b: soloists (SATB), chorus (SATB), oboe, strings, continuo

HWV 251e: soloists (SAATBB), chorus (SAATBB), 2 oboes, strings,
continuo

HWV 256b: soloists (AB), chorus (SATB), oboe, strings, continuo

- Urtext from the “Halle Handel Edition” at the forefront of musical
scholarship
- First separate editions for performance purposes
- Clear and easy-to-play piano reductions
- Original English text with underlaid German translation

“The clarity found in these Bärenreiter scores and the excellent
keyboard reductions make
them very attractive for performers.” (Church Music Quarterly, Sept.
2008)



Let God Arise HWV256B Full score

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