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George Frideric Handel

Born: 1685. Died: 1759. Lived in: Germany

Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle, Germany, to a family of no musical distinction. His own musical talent, however, manifested itself so clearly that before his tenth birthday he began to receive, from a local organist, the only formal musical instruction he would ever have. Although his first job, beginning just after his 17th birthday, was as church organist in Halle, Handel's musical predilections lay elsewhere. Thus, in 1703 he traveled to Hamburg, the operatic center of Germany; here, in 1704, he composed his own first opera, Almira, which achieved great success the following year. Once again, however, Handel soon felt the urge to move on, and his inclinations led him to Italy, the birthplace of operatic style. He stopped first at Florence in the autumn of 1706. In the spring and summer of 1707 and 1708 he traveled to Rome, enjoying the patronage of both the nobility and the clergy, and in the late spring of 1707 he made an additional short trip to Naples. In Italy Handel composed operas, oratorios, and many small secular cantatas; he ended his Italian sojourn with the spectacular success of his fifth opera, Agrippina (1709), in Venice.

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G.F. Handel : And the Glory of the Lord : Voicetrax CD : 073999859461 : 0634092693 : 50485946

G.F. Handel : And the Glory of the Lord

The G. Schirmer edition of the beloved chorus from Messiah, now in a newly engraved edition, is an important part of every choral library and is now available with a VoiceTrax CD, which features part-predominant rehearsal tracks. Available separately: SATB, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:20.

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5429p | Voicetrax CD | $16.95


John Leavitt : Rejoice, Sing and Praise : Choirtrax CD : 884088632854 : 08596809

John Leavitt : Rejoice, Sing and Praise

Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Score and parts (hrpchd, tpt 1-3, timp, ob 1-2, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download. Duration: ca. 2:10.

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5026p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Jon Paige : Christ Is Born! : Choirtrax CD : 888680673734 : 00225666

Jon Paige : Christ Is Born!

Uses: Christmas Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 2:7; Revelation 12:1-5 From Judas Maccabeus comes a sacred reworking of one of Handel's most beloved melodic creations. Adapted for use at Christmas, the score overflows with a Baroque elegance, ideal for a holiday concert or worship service. Its brief performance time (under two minutes) makes it a wonderful call to worship. The accompanying chamber orchestration keeps in the style and delivers a sparkling option for churches with string resources. Bravo! Score and Parts (vn 1-2, va, vc, continuo) available as a digital download.

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5522p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Roger Emerson : Hallelujah : Showtrax CD : 884088125578 : 08745802

Roger Emerson : Hallelujah

Introduce your middle school singers to the famous chorus from Messiah in a setting that is both accessible and fun to sing.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:45

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5229p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

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