Belshazzar : a sacred Oratorio in Score

Description

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.

Physical Description

1 score (219 p.) ; 37 cm.

Creation Information

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. & Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773 {1744-08-23, 1744-10-23}.

Context

This score is part of the collection entitled: Virtual Music Rare Book Room and was provided by UNT Music Library to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 277 times . More information about this score can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this score or its content.

Publisher

  • Arnold
    Place of Publication: London, England

Audiences

We've identified this musical score/notation as a primary source within our collections. Researchers, educators, and students may find this score useful in their work.

Provided By

UNT Music Library

The UNT Music Library - one of the largest academic music collections in the United States - contains over 400,000 volumes of books, periodicals, scores, dissertations, and reference works in many languages, as well as nearly 900,000 sound recordings in a variety of formats, including cylinders, reel-to-reel tapes, 45/33/78rpm records, compact discs, and digital tape recordings. The Music Library is also home to many rare books and scores and other special collections.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this score. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

  • Main Title: Belshazzar : a sacred Oratorio in Score
  • Uniform Title: Belshazzar

Description

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.

Physical Description

1 score (219 p.) ; 37 cm.

Notes

"Belshazzar : a Sacred Oratorio in Score Composed in the Year 1743 by G.F. Handel"--T.p. Plate nos.: 68-72.

Subjects

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Language

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this score in the Digital Library or other systems.

Collections

This score is part of the following collection of related materials.

Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

What responsibilities do I have when using this score?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this score.

Creation Date

  • {1744-08-23, 1744-10-23}

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Feb. 2, 2010, 7:13 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 9, 2016, 2:22 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this score last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 2
Total Uses: 277

Interact With This Score

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Viewing

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. & Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773. Belshazzar : a sacred Oratorio in Score, score, {1744-08-23, 1744-10-23}; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11078/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.