The Creation; an Oratorio, composed by Joseph Haydn, and first performed in the year 1798. In this edition the vocal parts are given complete, and the most important of the instrumental parts, contained in an accompaniment newly arranged for the piano forte, by John Bishop, of Cheltenham. From the latest London edition
Boston, New York: Oliver Diston, No. 115 Washington Street; J.E. Gould & Co., .
Folio. Mid-green printed boards. 1f. (recto title, verso preface, with printed date, "Nov. 1842"), -180 pp.
Boards quite worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained; detached; manuscript notes in pencil to front pastedown. Some wear, soiling, and foxing; some edges slightly dusty and frayed.
Early American Haydn imprint.
"There is hardly any doubt in the mind of the average music-lover that Haydn's Oratorio The Creation is, tutto sommato, his greatest single accomplishment, and certainly ranks as one of the greatest products of any eighteenth-century mind. It occupies a central position in choral literature and its composition and first performances were the dominant features of Haydn's life in the late 1790s." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works Vol. IV: Haydn: The Years of 'The Creation' 1796-1800, p. 12.
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