“Sometimes it is impossible to guess why Handel was so scrupulous”: Handel’s versions of the aria ‘Thou art gone up on high’ in "Messiah"

Burrows, Donald (2011). “Sometimes it is impossible to guess why Handel was so scrupulous”: Handel’s versions of the aria ‘Thou art gone up on high’ in "Messiah". In: Hirschmann, Wolfgang ed. Aria. Eine Festschrift für Wolklfgang Ruf. Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft (65). Hildesheim: Georg Olms, pp. 280–307.

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A detailed examination of then history and musical features of one aria in Messiah that Handel recomposed three times between 1741 and 1750. Includes a full parallel-text music example.

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