L'Allegro, Il Pensieroso Ed Il Moderato

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Handel’s oratorio “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” is based on two poems of 1623 by John Milton. Their main focus draws on merriment, as expressed in the joys of dawn, the hunt, a pastoral idyll and thriving towns; and on melancholy, as felt in the coolness of the nocturnal forest, the song of the nightingale, and the observation of the stars. The librettist, Charles Jennens, contrasts these two states with a third vehicle for the emotions “il Moderato”, who sees happiness in the moderation of these two extremes. Unlike his two preceding oratorios “Saul” and “Israel in Egypt” which centred on the dramatic and the epic, here Handel has written a lyric work that gives broad latitude to the musical depiction of nature.


Product IDCOBS012878433
Composer/Artist/Author George Frideric Handel
Editor/Arranger Kohs, Andreas
Instrumentation Vocal Score
Publisher Barenreiter
Publisher Ref No BA4023A
Language Eng & Ger
Media Book

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