Alessandro, HWV 21 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Ivdruiz (2008/7/17)

Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 72
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1877. Plate H.W. 72.
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Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
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Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vol.I: For High Voice (pp.36-44)
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1084-9.
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Ouverturen-Suite

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Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig (c.1706-1773)
Johann Gottlieb Morgenstern (1687-1763)
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Movements 2, 3, 4 and 8 are from Ouverture-Suite, FaWV K:D21 by Fasch. 5, 6, and 7 are by an unknown composer.
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Prelude (Act I, Scene 4)

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General Information

Work Title Alessandro
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 21
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1726-04-11 (end date)
First Performance. 1726-05-05 in London: King's Theatre in the Haymarket
First Publication. 1726 ca. (overture and songs only, without recitative) – London: J. Cluer
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687-1765)
after Bartolomeo Ortensio Mauro (1633-1725)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Alessandro (alto castrato)
Rossane (soprano)
Lisaura (soprano)
Tassile (alto castrato)
Clito (bass)
Leonato (tenor)
Cleone (contralto)
Male Chorus (TTBB)
Orchestra
2 recorders, 2 oboes, [bassoon], 2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings, continuo (cello, lute, harpsichord)
External Links Wikipedia article
Alessandro - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

There are sections marked coro on p.27, 119, and 129 of the Chrysander score, and while the two outer ones are for the soloists together, the one on p.119 is for a chorus of soldiers. (Assuming this is a male chorus)