Esther, a sacred oratorio in score

Description:

This is a bound copy of a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. The cover contains the inscription, "The works of Handel, edited by Dr. Arnold." It does not include the frontispiece preceding the t.p.

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.

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]  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
Total Uses: 95
Past 30 days: 7
Yesterday: 2
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: [Samuel Arnold]
Place of Publication: [London, England]
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1794]
Description:

This is a bound copy of a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. The cover contains the inscription, "The works of Handel, edited by Dr. Arnold." It does not include the frontispiece preceding the t.p.

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.

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:

Plate Nos. 135-139.

Physical Description:

1 score (135 p.) ; 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 c.2
  • UNTCAT: b1373414 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25949
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image