Breitkopf & Härtel

EB118

Haydn: The Creation, Hob. XXI:2

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

Description

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.