Esther, a sacred oratorio in score

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This is a bound copy of a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. The cover contains the inscription, "The works of Handel, edited by Dr. Arnold." It does not include the frontispiece preceding the t.p. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys. A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria. The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, ... continued below

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1 score (135 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1794.

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This is a bound copy of a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. The cover contains the inscription, "The works of Handel, edited by Dr. Arnold." It does not include the frontispiece preceding the t.p.

According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys.

A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria.

The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, viola, violoncello, and bass), harp, soloists (S) and mixed chorus (SATB), and basso continuo.

The choral number that appears in the appendix on p.183, contains a note, "This chorus comes in page 122."

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1 score (135 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Plate Nos. 135-139.

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  • 1794

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  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • Nov. 11, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Esther, a sacred oratorio in score, score, 1794; [London, England]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25949/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.