Breitkopf & Härtel


Haydn: The Creation, Hob. XXI:2

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    1. Composer: Joseph Haydn
    2. Format: Vocal Score
    3. Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir, STB Solos
    4. Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra, STB Solos
    5. Work Languages: English, French, German
    6. ISMN: 979-000416008-4
    7. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    8. Pages: 220

    Following sensationally acclaimed premiere performances in Vienna, The Creation was published in several languages and by various publishing houses, including Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig. We now know that a continuo instrument was used for Haydn's oratorio as premiered in Vienna. The supplementary continuo part enables an historically accurate reproduction for the first time: the harpsichord (and, increasingly, the pianoforte) fulfilled the important continuo function in the orchestras of the time.