Publisher Name: Arnold
Place of Publication: London, England
A sacred oratorio in three acts for soloists and mixed chorus (SATB) with orchestra acc. (2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo). A contents index is given on p. 219.
According to the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Handel composed this oratorio from 23 August - 23 October 1744. Charles Jennens wrote the libretto on the Biblical story of the downfall of the King of Babylon with details taken from "Cyropaedia" (a political romance about the education of an ideal ruler) by Herodotus and Xenophon's.
"Belshazzar : a Sacred Oratorio in Score Composed in the Year 1743 by G.F. Handel"--T.p. Plate nos.: 68-72.
1 score (219 p.) ; 37 cm.
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