Giulio Cesare : opera in tre atti

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This is a [ca. 1743] score of "Giulio Cesare," an Italian opera seria in three acts by Handel. The performance forces include: flute, oboe, horns (in A and D), strings (violin, viola, violoncello, bass), continuo (theorbo and viola da gamba), harp, chorus of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and soloist singers. A list of solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.170 followed by a list containing the names of the subscribers on pp.[171-172]. Two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall ... continued below

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1 score (170 p.) ; 34 cm.

Creation Information

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. 1743.

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  • Arnold
    Publisher Info: [London, printed for Arnold and sold by Longman, 1789?]
    Place of Publication: London, England

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  • Main Title: Giulio Cesare : opera in tre atti
  • Parallel Title: Giulio Cesare
  • Alternate Title: Julius Caesar
  • Alternate Title: Julius Caesar in Egypt

Description

This is a [ca. 1743] score of "Giulio Cesare," an Italian opera seria in three acts by Handel. The performance forces include: flute, oboe, horns (in A and D), strings (violin, viola, violoncello, bass), continuo (theorbo and viola da gamba), harp, chorus of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and soloist singers.

A list of solo arias and duets of each act appears on p.170 followed by a list containing the names of the subscribers on pp.[171-172].

Two mythological figures [possibly, the god Apollo and the Muse Erato] and musical instruments signed by the London engraver [John] Strongitharm of Pall Mall appear on the title page.

The name of each character appear at the top of p.3 with the names of the actual performers inscribed with pencil. The names of the casting coincide with those listed in the Oxford Dictionary of Music (online, 2009): "the castratos Senesino, Gaetano Berenstadt and Giuseppe Bigonzi (Caesar, Ptolemy and Nirenus), Francesca Cuzzoni (Cleopatra), Margherita Durastanti (Sextus), Anastasia Robinson (Cornelia), Giuseppe Boschi (Achillas) and John Lagarde or Laguerre (Curius)."

Physical Description

1 score (170 p.) ; 34 cm.

Notes

Full title as appears on the title page: Giulio Cesare, opera in tre atti. Rappresentata al Teatro de Re nel mercato de fieno a Londra nell'anno 1723. La musica del signore G.F. Handel.

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  • 1743

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  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • June 6, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Giulio Cesare : opera in tre atti, score, 1743; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25950/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.