Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Messiah score

Especially for new choir members - note that members are expected to have their own copy of Handel's Messiah since this work is performed every second year. The Watkins Shaw edition is recommended.

Here are some options for sourcing a copy:

Copies of Messiah can be purchased online from: 

Sheetmusicplus
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Messiah/907780

Amazon UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0853602115/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Amazon USA
http://www.amazon.com/Messiah-Watkins-Shaw/dp/0853602115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311235329&sr=8-1

Book Depository (UK) with free delivery to NZ
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Handels-Messiah-Choral-Edition-Watkins-Shaw/9780853602118

Purchase from Dunedin bookshops:

University Bookshop
Beggs Music Works

Download free PDFs of the entire or parts of the Messiah score from: 
http://imslp.org/wiki/Messiah,_HWV_56_%28Handel,_George_Frideric%29

or

http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Handel.php

or this score, based on the Chrysander edition:

http://scores.ccarh.org/handel/messiah/

And remember this wonderful practice resource at Cyberbass:

http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/Handel_Messiah.htm

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