Sosarme

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This item is a copy from [ca. 1790] of the score of Handel's opera Sosarme to a libretto by Matteo Noris. The performance forces include: oboe, horns, strings (violin, viola, bass), continuo, and soloist singers. A list of important musical numbers, solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.116. The names of the subscribers appear on pp.[119-120]. The title page contains an engraving showing two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall Mall.

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1 score (116 p.) ; 34 cm.

Creation Information

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1788.

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This score is part of the collection entitled: Virtual Music Rare Book Room and was provided by UNT Music Library to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 283 times . More information about this score can be viewed below.

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  • Longman
    Publisher Info: [London: printed for the editor and sold by Longman and Co., 1788]
    Place of Publication: London, England

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  • Main Title: Sosarme
  • Parallel Title: Giulio Cesare : opera in tre atti

Description

This item is a copy from [ca. 1790] of the score of Handel's opera Sosarme to a libretto by Matteo Noris.

The performance forces include: oboe, horns, strings (violin, viola, bass), continuo, and soloist singers.

A list of important musical numbers, solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.116.

The names of the subscribers appear on pp.[119-120].

The title page contains an engraving showing two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall Mall.

Physical Description

1 score (116 p.) ; 34 cm.

Notes

Full title as appears on the title page: Sosarme : opera in tre atti. Rappresentata al Teatro de Re nel mercato de fieno a Londra nell'anno 1732. La musica del signore G.F. Handel.

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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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  • 1788

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • March 15, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2016, 2:12 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Sosarme, score, 1788; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11803/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.