Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno HWV 46a Vocal Score (HR 1003)

Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno HWV 46a Vocal Score
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The first ever vocal score (piano reduction) of Handel’s first oratorio, Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a. It is based on Friedrich Chrysander’s edition of Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (HWV 46a), produced by the German Handel Society (HG 24), and a 1707 manuscript of the work largely in the hand of Handel’s main copyist, Giuseppe Antonio Angelini.

Contents: Preface, Text and English translation, Index of numbers, Sonata del Overtura, Parte prima, Parte seconda

Backround: Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (The Triumph of Time and Disenchantment) had its premiere performance in Rome in the first few months of 1707 at one of the residences of the librettist of the work, Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili. Pamphili was one of Handel’s first patrons when he arrived in Italy, and additionally provided text for several of Handel’s Italian cantatas. Handel was only 22 years old when he wrote Trionfo, and only having been in Italy for a brief time, one can hear already the great influence of Roman music on his compositional style. The score featured the extreme virtuosic ability and superb gracefulness of Arcangelo Corelli, the leading violinist of the Ottoboni orchestra for which Handel was writing. While the work is known as an oratorio, the story is not directly religious in subject; a more accurate label would be “moral cantata,” as the plot deals with the conflict between earthly pleasures and divinity. The work was revised twice in the composers lifetime, in 1737 and 1757, but this original version remains the most spectacular.

Synopsis: Bellezza (Beauty) knows that one day her beauty will fade, but Piacere (Pleasure) tries to convince her otherwise, promising her eternal beauty. Tempo (Time) and Disinganno (Disenchantment) together insist that, like a flower, beauty and the charms of youth do not last. Bellezza continues to wrestle with her conscience, being pulled in opposite directions by Piacere, Tempo, and Disinganno. Ultimately she sees the truth, and frees herself from vain pleasures, turning her heart to God.

Edition no.: HR 1003
ISMN: 979-0-800140-00-6
Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Title: Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a
Detailed instrumentation: Soprano solo (2), Alto solo, Tenor solo, Flute I/II, Oboe I/II, Violin (solo), Violin I/II concertino, Violin I-III, Viola, Violoncello I/II, Organo; Basso continuo (Violoncello, Double bass, Harpsichord); acc. arr. for piano.
Volume / Series: Handel Reductions
Libretto: Pamphili, Benedetto
Arranger: Sokolowski, Christopher
Translator: Sokolowski, Christopher
Editor: Sokolowski, Christopher

Product format: Vocal score
Language(s) of work: Italian, English translation provided
Duration (approx.): 02:30:00
Publisher: Ossia Editions
Binding: Paperback, coil binding
Print run: 1st printing 2017; Revised June 2018.
Pages / Format: XII, 134 p. - 8.5x11 in.

Fido specchio -- Fosco genio, e nero dolo - Se la Bellezza perde vaghezza -- Una schiera di Piaceri -- Urne voi! che racchiudete tante belle -- Il voler nel fior degl'anni -- Un pensiero nemico di pace -- Nasce l'uomo ma nasce bambino -- L'uomo sempre se stesso distrugge -- Un leggiadro giovinetto -- Venga il Tempo -- Crede l'uom ch'egli riposi -- Folle, dunque tu sola presumi -- Se non sei più ministro di pene -- Chiudi, chiudi i vaghi rai -- Io sperai trovar nel vero -- Tu giurasti di mai non lasciarmi -- Io vorrei due cori in seno -- Più non cura valle oscura -- È ben folle quell nocchier -- Voglio Tempo per risolvere -- Lascia la spina -- Voglio cangiar desio -- Chi già fù del biondo crine -- Ricco pino, nel cammino -- Il bel piano dell'aurora -- Come nembo che fugge col vento -- Tu del ciel ministro eletto

1 vocal score (xii, 134 pages). Revised June 2018.

Vocal score of Handel's Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (HWV 46a, 1707), based on the edition produced by the German Handel Society (HG 24) of Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (HWV 46a) edited by Friedrich Chrysander, and a 1707 manuscript of the work largely in the hand of Giuseppe Antonio Angelini.

Italian libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili. English translation by Christopher Sokolowski. Piano reduction by Christopher Sokolowski.


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