Handel: Joseph and his Brethren
£2.00 – £24.00
FE95 020 strings
Andante; Larghetto; Allegro; Menuet
Joseph and his Brethren was first given at the Covent Garden Theatre on 2nd. March 1744. It ran for 4 performances. The 4 movement ‘Ouverture’ (though distinctly non-French) is a particularly fine piece and deserves more hearing than performances of the Oratorio can possibly allow. In the present editor’s view there is a distinct ‘Chandos’ feel to the style of the music, both in the nature of the oboe parts doubling the violins which at times give the impression of one being added, and the remarkable similarity of the 2nd. movement to the corresponding one in the Overture to Esther of 1718. Could the present piece possibly be a re-working of earlier material? A particularly stark and bittersweet minuet ends this most attractive work.
Full score £6
Set of parts: wind and strings (43221) £18
Extra string parts £4
Handel Overtures Series:
Multi-buy option: any 4 scores for £20; any 4 sets of parts £50
Extra basso part, Extra viola part, Extra vln 1 part, Extra vln 2 part, Parts, Score, Score and parts
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