Handel: Organ Concerto in B-flat Major, HWV 294, Op. 4, No. 6

SKU: OB5386-03
$16.95

In stock and typically ships within 1 business day. In stock and typically ships within 1 business day. Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.

Minimum Order Quantity: 3

Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.

Minimum Order Quantity: 3

Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.

Minimum Order Quantity: 2

Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.

Minimum Order Quantity: 2

Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks. Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.

  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Instrumentation: Organ, Orchestra
  • Work: Organ Concerto in B-flat Major, HWV 294, Op. 4, No. 6
  • ISMN: 9790004334553
  • Size: 12.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Pages: 12
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Ton Koopman's edition of all 16 organ concertos by Handel has drawn to a close. The quality of this edition has been highly praised from all quarters. Source-critical responsibility goes hand in hand with a high level of performance practice when Koopman provides interpretative tips for the ad libitum passages in the organ part without restricting the creativity of the interpreter who is interested in stylistic matters and prefers to work out his own solutions.

The popular "Concerto, Op. 4, No. 6 in B-flat Major" was originally a harp concerto (and is thus called "Concerto per la Harpa" in the autograph) and was performed in this version at its premiere in 1736, when it was inserted into Handel's oratorio "Alexander's Feast" in order to illustrate the harp playing of the Greek singer Timotheus. A harp edition is also in preparation.

"I want to make an edition that is not a Koopman interpretation, but contains only that which Handel really wrote. Nevertheless, there are occasional performance suggestions in small print which are elucidated in the Critical Commentary." (Ton Koopman in "Concerto")

"Koopman offers a basically unmarked text, thus leaving the performance details up to the performer. Especially note-worthy is the clear printing, extensive preface and detailed Critical Notes." (Katholische Kirchenmusik)

Frequently Asked Questions

How Quickly Will You Ship?

Most items are in stock and ship immediately. However, please look below the "Add to Cart" button for more specific information.

How Much is Shipping?

Our standard shipping is $4.99 and shipped by USPS First Class Mail. We also offer a 2-day option for $13.99 with FedEx/UPS.