Handel, G F - The Lord is my light (HWV 255) (E-G) (Urtext).

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Händel, Georg Friedrich    (1685-1759)


The Lord is my light   HWV 255
Instrumentation: Soprano solo, Tenor solo, Tenor solo, Mixed Choir (SATTB), Piano

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* George Frideric Handel

From 1717 to 1718 Handel was resident composer at Cannons, a country
estate to the
north of London. During this time he wrote the so-called Chandos
Anthems, a set of eleven
“Anglican cantatas” with instrumental accompaniment. “The Lord is my
light” (HWV 255),
with its eleven movements, is not only the longest composition in
the set, it also has the
largest proportion of newly composed material.

This anthem, published with the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition,
is especially noteworthy
for its varied and self-sufficient orchestral accompaniment, which
lends a fitting backdrop to
the festive chorus and equally festive solo numbers.

Both the full score and the vocal score contain a German translation
alongside the
original English.

Scoring

Soloists (STT), chorus (SATTB), 2 recorders, oboe, strings, continuo


- Urtext at the forefront of musical scholarship

- First separate edition for performance purposes

- Based on the Urtext from the Halle Handel Edition

- Straightforward and easy-to-play piano reduction__

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



Lord is My Light Vocal score

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