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G.F. Handel: Choral Edition: Messiah (Watkins Shaw) - Paperback Edition Vocal Score [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd (Aug 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853602115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853602118
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 21 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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A sacred oratorio arranged for SATB with piano part. Edited, with piano reduction, by Watkins Shaw. Paper Edition.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Messiah' : Aspects to know before buying. 12 Nov 2008
By Amadeus
Format:Paperback
This 264 page Watkins Shaw edition, popular for performances, is good, clearly set out and easy to read for both those new to 'Messiah' and the experienced requiring a copy of this edition.
BUT, it is thick (about 15mm), and hence relatively heavy due partly to a lengthy Preface but more so to its 33 page Appendix! It can make the arms ache when involved in a full performance, particularly when one has to stand for most of it!!
On the plus side, the current Amazon discounted price for a copy, with free p&p, is very attractive.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars handels messiah 30 May 2009
Format:Paperback
I needed a clear copy of the messiah and i found one, this book is clear, easy to read, and not as heavy as some of the messiah books that i have held. It is great value for money and rare, as most of the music shops on the high street do not have this book any more. well done amazon
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handel's Messiah, choral Edition 12 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
a very reasonably priced book. The typeface is clear as is the score, making it very easy to read. Being soft-cover, it is easy to hold if performing the choral work or parts of it.
The delivery was prompt despite being an overseas delivery, and the packaging protected it so it arrived undamaged.
A very satisfied customer.
TAGS: Music, choral, classic, Handel, Messiah score.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive 15 May 2009
By Ricolas
Format:Paperback
Although fond of the Ebenezer Prout edition as I knew that from when I was very young, this edition is much clearer, rhythms cleared up and beautifully typeset. With Mozart's additions to the harmonies removed, it is also a lot clearer for the accompanist, and indeed for both soloist and chorus to hear where they fit in to the music.

This should be your default copy of Messiah.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor binding 26 Nov 2010
By Nick F
Format:Paperback
The quality of the music in this edition is of course fine, but the copy I received is extremely badly bound. The pages were breaking away from the spine before I'd even opened it. And after just a few hours' use it's looking dreadful.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Messiah 19 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Watkins Shaw's final edition of Handel's Messiah was pretty well his finale as a musical editor. His work is scholarly yet accessible for Choirs (unlike Tobin's edition which appeared nearly fifty years ago and was contemporaneous with Watkins Shaw's first edition!) The volume presented by Novello is very legible, though somewhat heavy in the hand owing to a larger page size. This latter, however, allows for much clearer print, appreciated by older Choristers. This edition looks like becoming a 'standard' in much the way Ebenezer Prout's longstanding edition was for so long.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chorister 17 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
I ordered this score at the request of the BBC and you can tell why they stipulated this particular edition. It's easy to assimilate, clearly printed and well bound ... what more could this old baritone need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good 10 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It has been a great help, I used it to learn my part in a choir and will no doubt use it again in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover
If you want a choral copy of the messiah, then this does just that. Clear and accurate version.
Published 1 day ago by Carlatp2
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was a good quick purchase for a choral workshop
Published 21 days ago by isingwhenican
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just what I needed...thank you!
Published 1 month ago by carrickmore
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As expected
Published 2 months ago by Gizmo addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice and clear. Just what you need . Excellent value
Published 2 months ago by Chris King
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
I bought this as a used copy in "good" condition and it is really very good! Excellent service and really good value. Just what I was looking for!
Published 2 months ago by Janga
5.0 out of 5 stars Messiah from scratch
Purchased in order to participate in "Messiah From Scratch", an event which takes place at the Albert Hall at the end of November. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul Reitman
4.0 out of 5 stars The Messiah
This will also be well used. I am very pleased with all of purchases thus far from Amazon. i will certainly be shopping with you again if I need any more Music Books
Published 4 months ago by christopher molcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Copy of Messiah
It is slightly larger than my very old Novello copy and therefore significantly heavier to hold, but it has all the notes there and I was able to read the music clearly and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars review
love the music of course, have never so far sung it, and have bought the score ready for when I do
Published 5 months ago by hope
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