Belshazzar : a sacred Oratorio in Score Metadata

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Title

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

Creator

  • Composer: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773
    Creator Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: Arnold
    Place of Publication: London, England

Date

  • Creation: {1744-08-23, 1744-10-23}

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Oratorios.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Collection

  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • OCLC: 28910669
  • UNT Catalog No.: 1373413
  • Call Number: M2000.H22 B3 1790
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, H 1522
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc11078

Note

  • Display Note: "Belshazzar : a Sacred Oratorio in Score Composed in the Year 1743 by G.F. Handel"--T.p. Plate nos.: 68-72.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Omniscan creationAppVersion: 11 creationHardware: Zeutschel OS 10000