Joseph Haydn (17321809)

Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2

Version with a reduced wind set
based on the edition by Wolfgang Gersthofer

Instrumentation: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), chamber orchestra

Score

Item no.677698
Author/ComposerJoseph Haydn
ArrangerJoe Hickman
Languagesgerman, english
Scope328 pages; 25,0 x 32 cm
Duration105 minutes
Release year2018
Maker/PublisherCarus Verlag
Order numberCV 51.990/50
ISMN9790007188481
77,00 €
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Delivery time 2–3 working days.
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Description

Scoring: Soli STB, Coro SATB, 2 Fl, Ob, Clt, Fg, 2 Cor, Tr, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb

With this arrangement it is possible to present the work in a performance space of limited size. Haydn’s original orchestration is filled with vivid tone painting and this reduced version represents Haydn’s score using accurate colors for the obligato melodies and appropriate instrumental voices for the colla parte passages. It follows the format and content of the critical edition by Carus (ed. W. Gersthofer) and may be used together with the other materials from Carus 51.990 (choral and vocal scores, string parts).

Modern performances of Creation use sometimes 50–60 players. It is hoped that the present reduction will make this beautiful work available to smaller groups, smaller performance venues, and groups with smaller budgets.