Performing Editions of the Handel Cantatas HWV 81, 105, and 113 for Soprano, Obbligato Instruments, and Continuo, or Piano Reduction, with Accompanying Notes, Phonetic Pronunciations, and Translations
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This document consists mainly of performing editions of the Handel cantatas Alpestre monte (HWV 81), Dietro l’orme fugaci (Armida abbandonata) (HWV 105), and Figlio d’alte speranze (HWV 113). For each of the three cantatas on which the document is focused, provided in this document are a full score with realized continuo and extracted parts; a piano reduction; an overview containing information on key, tempo, range, tessitura, timing, and musical characteristics and vocal skills required; IPA, idiomatic translations, and word-for-word translations for each; options for da capo ornamentation; indications for cadential delays in recitatives and traditionally expected appoggiature and trills. Additionally, the author has provided pertinent biographical information on Handel, background on the cantatas, and notes on performance practice.
Advisor: Kathleen S. Butler