Esther, a sacred oratorio in score

Description:

This is a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys.

The engraved frontispiece that precedes the t.p. bears the title "Apotheosis of Handel," and the inscription, "The portrait from an original picture of Hudson's in the possession of Dr. Arnold. Designed by Rebecca [Biagio]. Engraved by [James] Heath. Published the 26th of May 1787, being the anniversary of the commemoration of Handel."

A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria.

The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, viola, violoncello, and bass), harp, soloists (S) and mixed chorus (SATB), and basso continuo.

The choral number that appears in the appendix on p.183, contains a note, "This chorus comes in page 122."

Creator(s): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Creation Date: 1794
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UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: [Samuel Arnold]
Place of Publication: [London, England]
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1794
Description:

This is a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys.

The engraved frontispiece that precedes the t.p. bears the title "Apotheosis of Handel," and the inscription, "The portrait from an original picture of Hudson's in the possession of Dr. Arnold. Designed by Rebecca [Biagio]. Engraved by [James] Heath. Published the 26th of May 1787, being the anniversary of the commemoration of Handel."

A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria.

The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, viola, violoncello, and bass), harp, soloists (S) and mixed chorus (SATB), and basso continuo.

The choral number that appears in the appendix on p.183, contains a note, "This chorus comes in page 122."

Note:

[First ed.]
Plate Nos. 135-139.

Physical Description:

1 score (135 p.) : engraving ; 35 cm.

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Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 20245696 |
  • CALL-NO: M2000 H22 E8 1794
  • UNTCAT: b1373414 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25948
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image