Thomas and Sally

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1782 vocal score of Thomas Arne's opera Thomas and Sally, or the Sailors return. Dramatic pastoral in two acts by Thomas Augustine Arne to a libretto by Isaac Bickerstaff; London, Covent Garden, 28 November 1760. Thomas and Sally can claim to be the first all-sung English comic opera. It is noteworthy as well for the introduction of clarinets into the orchestra (Grove Music Online).

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1 vocal score (17, [1] p.) ; obl. fol.

Creation Information

Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 & Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812 1782.

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  • Main Title: Thomas and Sally
  • Alternate Title: The Sailor's Return
  • Uniform Title: Thomas and Sally. Vocal Score

Description

1782 vocal score of Thomas Arne's opera Thomas and Sally, or the Sailors return. Dramatic pastoral in two acts by Thomas Augustine Arne to a libretto by Isaac Bickerstaff; London, Covent Garden, 28 November 1760. Thomas and Sally can claim to be the first all-sung English comic opera. It is noteworthy as well for the introduction of clarinets into the orchestra (Grove Music Online).

Physical Description

1 vocal score (17, [1] p.) ; obl. fol.

Notes

Physical copy missing pages 9 & 10

Full title as it appears in the t.p.: "A new edition of Thomas and Sally, or The Sailor's Return; a dramatic pastoral: as performd at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden."

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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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  • 1782

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  • Oct. 29, 2008, 8:12 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 2:37 p.m.

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Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 & Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812. Thomas and Sally, score, 1782; London. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.