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A textual and historical companion to Handel's 'Messiah.'

Author: Watkins Shaw
Publisher: London, Novello [1965]
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Shaw, Watkins, 1911-1996.
Textual and historical companion to Handel's 'Messiah.'
London, Novello [1965]
(OCoLC)904202116
Named Person: George Frideric Handel; Georg Friedrich Händel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Watkins Shaw
OCLC Number: 243155
Notes: "Musical appendix": 16p. at end.
Description: 217, 16 pages illustrations (music) 10 plates, facsimiles, tables, diagram 23 cm
Contents: Preliminary note : "Messiah" or "The Messiah"? --
The principal sources : R.M.20.f.2 and Tenbury MSS 346-7 --
Handel's London "Messiah" singers --
A conspectus of secondary MS sources --
The Foundling Hospital material --
Performances and versions, 1742-59 --
The early printed copies --
Textual authority ; The figuring of the printed editions --
Commentary and readings ; Some features of the original notation ; Facsimiles --
Editorial practice ; Rhythmic alteration ; Appoggiature in recitative ; Vocal ornamentation.

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