Joseph Haydn (17321809)

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.476444
Author/ComposerJoseph Haydn
TextGottfried van Swieten
EditorArmin Raab
Piano scoreAndreas Köhs, August Eberhard Müller
Languagesgerman, english, french
Scope324 pages; 19 × 27 cm
Duration145 minutes
Year of origin1798
Release year2008
Producer No.BA 4647-90
14.95 €
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Joseph Haydn’s oratorio ‘ The Seasons’ was composed directly after the first successful performances of ‘ The Creation’ .

‘The Seasons’ has however been greatly overshadowed by ‘ The Creation’ for a long time and yet this work has far greater changes of style between popular Singspiel and great oratorio than ‘ The Creation’ . ‘ The Seasons’ continues to impress and remains part of the core repertoire to the present with its overwhelming richness of musical character and its immense formal variety. Scarcely another oratorio is able to so captivate an audience with such variety.


  • ​Vorwort
  • ​Preface
  • ​Préface
  • ​Verzeichnis der Nummern
  • ​Index of Numbers
  • ​Table des numéros