Hercules : an oratorio in score

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The plot of this oratorio centers around Hercules's death by an inadvertent action of his wife Dejanira. Handel set to music the English libretto by Rev. Thomas Broughton's English, based on Sophocles' Trachiniae, and additions from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The performance forces include: soloists (SATB) and mixed chorus with oboes (2) violins (2), viola, Bass (unspecifdied) and continue. The index that appears on p.248 contains the incipits of arias, recitative and choruses for each of the three acts.

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1 score (248 p.) ; 37 cm.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. & Broughton, Thomas, 1704-1774 1788/1789.

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The plot of this oratorio centers around Hercules's death by an inadvertent action of his wife Dejanira. Handel set to music the English libretto by Rev. Thomas Broughton's English, based on Sophocles' Trachiniae, and additions from Ovid's Metamorphoses.

The performance forces include: soloists (SATB) and mixed chorus with oboes (2) violins (2), viola, Bass (unspecifdied) and continue.

The index that appears on p.248 contains the incipits of arias, recitative and choruses for each of the three acts.

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1 score (248 p.) ; 37 cm.

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Full title as appears in the t.p.: Hercules: an oratorio in score, composed in the year 1744 by G.F. Handel.

Plate nos. 34-39.

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  • 1788/1789

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  • March 15, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. & Broughton, Thomas, 1704-1774. Hercules : an oratorio in score, score, 1788/1789; [London]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11796/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.