The musick for the Royal fireworks

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This is a [ca. 1788] score of one of the arrangements Handel made of his "Music for the Royal Fireworks." The caption title gives indication that this version contains the music as performed in 1749. The Grove Dictionary of Music lists two other arrangements from ca. 1746. The performance forces of this edition include: trumpets (3), horns (3), timpani, oboes (2), bassoon, and strings (violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass). The plate no. appears in both Roman and Arabic forms: No. XXIV and No. 24.

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1 score (20 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1788.

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  • Main Title: The musick for the Royal fireworks
  • Alternate Title: Music for the Royal fireworks

Description

This is a [ca. 1788] score of one of the arrangements Handel made of his "Music for the Royal Fireworks." The caption title gives indication that this version contains the music as performed in 1749. The Grove Dictionary of Music lists two other arrangements from ca. 1746.

The performance forces of this edition include: trumpets (3), horns (3), timpani, oboes (2), bassoon, and strings (violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass).

The plate no. appears in both Roman and Arabic forms: No. XXIV and No. 24.

Physical Description

1 score (20 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Full caption title: The musick [sic] for the Royal fireworks, performed in the year 1749.

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  • 1788

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  • March 15, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. The musick for the Royal fireworks, score, 1788; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11801/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.