Acis and Galatea

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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 ... continued below

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1 score (89 p.) ; 35 cm.

Creation Information

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1743.

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  • I. Walsh
    Publisher Info: Catharine Street (in the Strand)
    Place of Publication: London, England

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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.

Physical Description

1 score (89 p.) ; 35 cm.

Notes

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.

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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.

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Creation Date

  • 1743

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • March 15, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

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  • June 6, 2016, 2:50 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Acis and Galatea, score, 1743; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11794/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.