[HWV 56]. Händel's Oratorium Der Messias im Clavierauszuge von C.F.G. Schwencke; mit deutschem Texte von Klopstock und Ebeling. [Piano-vocal score]. George Frideric HANDEL.

[HWV 56]. Händel's Oratorium Der Messias im Clavierauszuge von C.F.G. Schwencke; mit deutschem Texte von Klopstock und Ebeling. [Piano-vocal score]

Hamburg: Johann August Böhme, [1809]. Oblong folio. Full decorative mid-tan tree calf. 1f. (title), 1f. (index), [1] (preface), 2-166 pp. Engraved.

Binding considerably worn, rubbed, bumped and shaken; spine defective and partially lacking. Slightly browned.

RISM H and HH740 (one copy only in the U.S.).

"Though consistently acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of his age, his reputation from his death to the early 20th century rested largely on the knowledge of a small number of orchestral works and oratorios, Messiah in particular...". Anthony Hicks in Grove online

Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke (1767-1822), pianist, composer and music editor, studied with both Marpurg and Kirnberger, succeeding C.P.E. Bach as Hamburg Stadtkantor in 1788. Item #21064

Price: $450.00  other currencies

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