The gentle shepherd, a pastoral comedy

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This is a copy of the libretto of the pastoral opera, "The gentle shepherd" by Allan Ramsey. It includes an engrave image bearing the inscription "Alan Ramsey Scotus," and "A. Ramsey, ad viv. del." (translatable as, drawing of the living subject) at the bottom left. It also bears the disclaimer and engraving signature, "Published according to Act of Parliament by D. Allan Edin, July 12, 1788" at the bottom right. The libretto includes twelve numbered plates depict various scenes from scenes of each act and include corresponding portions of text or dialog, melodies with figured bass, and a 15-page glossary ... continued below

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18, 86, 15 p. : front. (port.), music, plates ; 37 cm.

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Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758. 1796.

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  • Glasgow
    Publisher Info: Printed and sold by Andrew Foulis, 1796.
    Place of Publication: Glasgow, Scotland

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This is a copy of the libretto of the pastoral opera, "The gentle shepherd" by Allan Ramsey. It includes an engrave image bearing the inscription "Alan Ramsey Scotus," and "A. Ramsey, ad viv. del." (translatable as, drawing of the living subject) at the bottom left.

It also bears the disclaimer and engraving signature, "Published according to Act of Parliament by D. Allan Edin, July 12, 1788" at the bottom right.

The libretto includes twelve numbered plates depict various scenes from scenes of each act and include corresponding portions of text or dialog, melodies with figured bass, and a 15-page glossary at the end.

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18, 86, 15 p. : front. (port.), music, plates ; 37 cm.

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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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  • 1796

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  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 3:09 p.m.

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Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758. The gentle shepherd, a pastoral comedy, book, 1796; Glasgow, Scotland. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.