Acis and Galatea Metadata

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  • Main Title Acis and Galatea


  • Composer: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Librettist: Gay, John, 1685-1732.
    Contributor Type: Personal


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


  • Creation: 1743


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Masques with music -- Scores.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- 18th century -- Scores.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Oratorios -- Scores.
  • Keyword: pastoral opera
  • Keyword: dramatic music

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation


  • Image


  • OCLC: 21858781
  • Call Number: M1520.H22 A3
  • UNT Catalog No.: 1373220
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, H 380
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc11794


  • Display Note: 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.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Omniscan creationAppVersion: 11 creationHardware: Zeutschel OS 10000