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Messiah: The Wordbook for the Oratorio, (Signed by Barry Moser)

Handel, George Frideric

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ISBN 10: 0060217790 / ISBN 13: 9780060217792
Published by Willa Perlman/Harper Collins, (1992), 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Paintings by Barry Moser. Signed by Barry Moser on the title page. Signed only, not inscribed to anyone. Introduction by Christopher Hogwood. Words Selected from the Holy Scripture by Charles Jennens. Stated first edition with the "1" in the number sequence. Dust jacket protected in a new mylar sleeve, not price clipped. Dust jacket has a very minor scratch. Book is in perfect condition, very attractive. No former owner's names or marks. A scarce signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001560

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Title: Messiah: The Wordbook for the Oratorio, (...

Publisher: Willa Perlman/Harper Collins, (1992)

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Barry Moser

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

An illustrated edition of the libretto for Handel's popular choral work

From Publishers Weekly:

Like a richly decorated but inedible pastry, this overblown volume falls flat under the sheer weight of its own pomposity. Neither cream-stock pages nor elegant typefaces nor Moser's occasionally lovely, often bleak and largely obscure watercolors can lift this volume off the launching pad. Highly pedigreed conductor Christopher Hogwood's sturdy, scholarly introduction may find a rapt audience among music lovers, but few others--and certainly no child--will wade through the ponderous prose. Not particularly useful for sing-alongs (it contains only the libretto), the book may find a niche as a coffee-table curio, but marketing it as a children's book seems myopic. Indeed, some may believe that this particular publication (the dust-jacket blurb mentions the word "gift" not once but twice) contradicts the true spirit of Christmas that Handel's sublime music so movingly voices. Bah, humbug! All ages.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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