Messiah

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This is the score of the first published edition of Handel's sacred oratorio, Messiah to the English text by the librettist Charles Jennens. It includes an engrave lithograph showing a portrait of Handel and musical instruments and mythological figures playing instruments. A list of subscribers before the content index includes the King, Queen [of England], His Royal Highness the Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland. The content index includes incipit of recitatives and arias of each part. New pagination starts after the end of the oratorio at page 188 ... continued below

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1 score (188, 35 p.) : engraving ; 39 cm.

Creation Information

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1767.

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  • Randall & Abell
    Publisher Info: Printed by [Messieurs] Randall & Abell, successors to the late Mr. J. Walsh in Catharine Street in the Strand, of whom may be had the compleate [sic] scores of Samson, Alexander's Feast, and Acis & Galatea.
    Place of Publication: London, England

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This is the score of the first published edition of Handel's sacred oratorio, Messiah to the English text by the librettist Charles Jennens.

It includes an engrave lithograph showing a portrait of Handel and musical instruments and mythological figures playing instruments.

A list of subscribers before the content index includes the King, Queen [of England], His Royal Highness the Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.

The content index includes incipit of recitatives and arias of each part. New pagination starts after the end of the oratorio at page 188 for added music.

Physical Description

1 score (188, 35 p.) : engraving ; 39 cm.

Notes

Full title as appears in the t.p.: Messiah, an oratorio in score as it was originally perform'd. Composed by Mr. Handel to which are added his additional alterations.

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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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  • 1767

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • March 15, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Messiah, score, 1767; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11800/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.