Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (Part I, No.13)

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Aria: Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel (Part II, No.22)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Joseph Haydn, n.d.[1800].
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Joseph Haydn, n.d.(1800).
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Parts

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Chorus with Cello

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Arranger Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838), piano reduction
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Arranger Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), piano reduction
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Vangi (2013/10/11)

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Alaric (2009/7/19)

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Arranger Vincent Novello (1781-1861), piano reduction
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello (Wranitzky)

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Arranger Anton Wranitzky (1761-1820)
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For Piano 4 hands (Vilbac)
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Die Vorstellung des Chaos (Part I, No.1)

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Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk (Part I, No.4)

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Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (Part I, No.13)

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Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan (Part II, No.24)

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Introduction (Part III)

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Work Title Die Schöpfung
Alternative. Title The Creation
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Hob.XXI:2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 378
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 34 movements in 3 parts
  • Part I
1. Prelude: Die Vorstellung des Chaos. Largo (C minor)
2. Aria and Chorus: Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle. Andante (A major)
3. Recitative: Und Gott machte das Firmament. Recit - Allegro assai (C major)
4. Solo and Chorus: Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk. Allegro (C major)
5. Recitative: Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser (B-flat major)
6. Aria: Rollend in schäumenden Wellen. Allegro assai (D minor)
7. Recitative: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor (B-flat major)
8. Aria: Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün. Andante (B-flat major)
9. Recitative: Und die himmlischen Heerscharen verkündigten (A minor)
10. Chorus: Stimmt an die Saiten. Vivace (D major)
11. Recitative: Und Gott sprach: Es sei'n Lichter an der Feste des Himmels (D minor)
12. Accompanied recitative: In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne. Andante (D major)
13. Trio and Chorus: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes. Allegro (C major)
  • Part II
14. Recitative: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fülle hervor (C major)
15. Aria: Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz. Moderato (F major)
16. Recitative and Aria: Und Gott schuf große Walfisch. Recit. - Poco adagio (D minor)
17. Recitative: Und die Engel rührten ihr' unsterblichen Harfen (A minor)
18. Trio: In holder Anmut stehn. Moderato (A major)
19. Trio and Chorus: Der Herr ist groß in seiner Macht. Vivace (A major)
20. Recitative: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschöpfe (D major)
21. Accompanied recitative: Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoß. Presto (B-flat major)
22. Aria: Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel. Maestoso (D major)
23. Recitative: Und Gott schuf den Menschen (C major)
24. Aria: Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan. Andante (C major)
25. Recitative: Und Gott sah jedes Ding (B-flat major)
26. Chorus: Vollendet ist das große Werk. Vivace (B-flat major)
27. Trio: Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf. Poco adagio (E-flat major)
28. Chorus: Vollendet ist das große Werk. Vivace (B-flat major)
  • Part III
29. Accompanied recitative: Aus Rosenwolken bricht. Largo (E major)
30. Duet and Chorus: Von deiner Güt', o Herr und Gott. Adagio (C major)
31. Recitative: Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfüllt (E-flat major)
32. Duet: Holde Gattin, dir zur Seite. Adagio (E-flat major)
33. Recitative: O glücklich Paar, und glücklich immerfort (B-flat major)
34. Trio and Chorus: Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen! Andante - Allegro (B-flat major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1796-1798
First Performance. 1798-04-29 (private performance)
1799-03-17 in Vienna: Burgtheater (public performance)
First Publication. 1800
Librettist Baron Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803)
after the Bible (Genesis and Psalms) and John Milton (Paradise Lost)
Language German and English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Cast:
Gabriel/Eve
Uriel
Raphael/Adam
Voices:
soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra:
3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B, C), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
2 horns (E, A, D, B, C, F, E), 2 trumpets (C, D, B), 3 trombones
timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto (German)
Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2 - scores at Sheet Music Plus