Acis and Galatea

Description:

This is a ca. 1743 score of Acis and Galatea, a musical masque (also considered an English pastoral opera) by Handel to a libretto by John Gay.

The performance forces include: oboes (2), flauto [recorder], violins, basso continuo, and chorus of mixed voices (mostly soprano, three tenors and bass) and vocal soloists.

On the front cover the name Morgan appears imprinted on a red stamp with golden ornaments and letters. The names Anna Maria [Lawes] and Mary Anne Morgan were written at the top of the title page and the inscription, "the gift [of] her uncle T. Morgan, 1808."

Underneath the dedication: WH London, 1890.

Creator(s): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Creation Date: 1743  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: I. Walsh
Publisher Info: Catharine Street (in the Strand)
Place of Publication: London, England
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1743
Description:

This is a ca. 1743 score of Acis and Galatea, a musical masque (also considered an English pastoral opera) by Handel to a libretto by John Gay.

The performance forces include: oboes (2), flauto [recorder], violins, basso continuo, and chorus of mixed voices (mostly soprano, three tenors and bass) and vocal soloists.

On the front cover the name Morgan appears imprinted on a red stamp with golden ornaments and letters. The names Anna Maria [Lawes] and Mary Anne Morgan were written at the top of the title page and the inscription, "the gift [of] her uncle T. Morgan, 1808."

Underneath the dedication: WH London, 1890.

Note:

Complete title in the t.p.: Acis and Galatea, a mask as it was originally compos'd with the overture, recitativo's, songs, duets, & choruses, for voices and instruments.

Physical Description:

1 score (89 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): pastoral opera | dramatic music
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 21858781 |
  • CALL-NO: M1520.H22 A3
  • UNTCAT: b1373220 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc11794
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image