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Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications

Description: Report describing sea-level rise and the associated flooding of coastal regions that may affect more than a quarter of the world’s population. It includes sections on atmospheric and ocean circulation feedbacks, ice sheets and sea-level rise feedbacks, marine and land carbon cycle feedbacks, and methane hydrate feedbacks.
Date: November 2009
Creator: Sommerkorn, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Devil to pay: or, The wives metamorphos'd

Description: English libretto to Charles Coffey's ballad opera The devil to pay or, The wives metamorphos'd. The Devil to Pay is an adaptation of Thomas Jevon’s play The Devil of a Wife (1686). Nearly fifty years later, the ballad opera appeared at Drury Lane with Charles Coffey and John Mottley each responsible for half of the three acts. However, a much shorter and more well-received one-act version, edited by Theophilus Cibber, is represented in the printed libretto. Today Coffey is generally the onl… more
Date: 1732
Creator: Coffey, Charles, d. 1745; Mottley, John, 1692-1750 & Jevon, Thomas, 1652-1688
Partner: UNT Music Library

Beggar's opera

Description: This is a 1735 fourth ed. of the three-act ballad opera "The beggar's opera" by John Christopher Pepusch and John Gay. It includes the score for the overture (for violins (2), viola, and bass ensemble) and the melodies of each song. The inscription, "Nos haec novimus esse nihil" (transl. as, We know these to be nothing) that appears on the t.p. is an epigram by Marcus Valerius Martialis from his Books of Epigrams. On the back of the t.p. appears the advertisement of these works printed by Joh… more
Date: 1735
Creator: Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752 & Gay, John, 1685-1732
Partner: UNT Music Library

The encore concerto for piano and orchestra

Description: This is a holograph score of Don Gillis "The Encore Concerto for Piano and Orchestra." Gillis's dedicated this his first piano concerto to his friend Joseph Kahn. The entire score is in loose white onionskin pages and black ink. It is part of the UNT Music Library's Don Gillis Special Collection, which can be accessed at <http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/gillis/the-don-gillis-collection-1>. Page 96A is an alternative re-orchestrated version that replaces the essentially c… more
Date: 1956
Creator: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Partner: UNT Music Library

Esther, a sacred oratorio in score

Description: This is a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. 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. The engraved frontispiece that precedes the t.p. bears the title "Apotheosis of Handel," and the inscription, "The portrait from an original picture of Hudson's in the possession of Dr. Arnold. Designed by Rebecca [Biagio]. Engrave… more
Date: 1794
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Partner: UNT Music Library

Esther, a sacred oratorio in score

Description: 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… more
Date: 1794
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Partner: UNT Music Library

Handel's Songs, Selected From His Oratorios: Volume 2

Description: This is the second of a five-volume anthology featuring 160 arias and songs from various oratorios by G. F. Handel. The vocal score contains musical selections arranged for 1-2 voices with unrealized figured bass intended for harpsichord (continuo), oboe, or flute accompaniment. The English text is printed between the treble and bass, or alto staves. A publisher's note in the t.p. announced the availability of instrumental parts are available separately for concerts. The table of content that … more
Date: 1780
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Partner: UNT Music Library

Handel's Songs, Selected From His Oratorios: Volume 3

Description: This is the third volume of a five-volume anthology featuring arias and songs from various oratorios by G. F. Handel. The vocal score contains musical selections arranged for 1-2 voices with unrealized figured bass intended for harpsichord (continuo), oboe, or flute accompaniment. The English text is printed between the treble and bass, or alto staves. A publisher's note on the t.p. announced the availability of instrumental parts sold separately. The table of content indicates the oratorio f… more
Date: 1785
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Partner: UNT Music Library

Love in a Village: a Comic Opera As it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. For the Harpsicord, Voice, German Flute, or Violin.

Description: Vocal score for Love in a Village is broken into four labeled sections ('books'), each of which has a separate title page, and includes the music from the comic opera which has figured bass. Some of the music includes underlaid lyrics and the names of the persons who performed the pieces. Table of contents for the entire work is on page [1].
Date: 1763
Creator: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 & Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812
Partner: UNT Music Library

Susanna, a Sacred Oratorio

Description: This is the score of Handel's "Susanna," a sacred oratorio in three parts published by Samuel Arnold in ca. 1795. Grove Music established 1748 as the composition year of this oratorio and not 1743, as stated on the t.p. The first performance was given on February 10, 1749. The performance forces include: soloist (SATB), mixed chorus (SATB), strings (violins, viola, violoncellos, contra basses), woodwinds (oboe (2) and bassoon), trumpets (2), and continuo. . Although composed by Handel i… more
Date: 1748
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Partner: UNT Libraries

Misterioso Infernale: Violin 1 Part

Description: First (1st) violin part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For uncanny situations."
Date: 1918
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Misterioso Infernale: Violin 2 Part

Description: Second (2nd) violin part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For uncanny situations."
Date: 1918
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Passionato: Timpani Part

Description: Timpani part for music intended to accompany a silent film.
Date: 1922
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pathetic Melody: Bass Part

Description: Bass part for music intended to accompany a silent film.
Date: 1922
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Gruesome Misterioso: Bassoon Part

Description: Bassoon part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For Infernal or Witch Scenes."
Date: 1919
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Jollifications: Harmonium Part

Description: Harmonium part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For inn, bar, and all scenes of gaiety."
Date: 1922
Creator: Noyes, Frederic
Partner: UNT Music Library

Conversational: Bassoon Part

Description: Bassoon part for music intended to accompany a silent film, for "Drawing room, or quiet neutral scenes."
Date: 1922
Creator: Noyes, Frederic
Partner: UNT Music Library

A Pathetic Story: Flute Part

Description: Flute part for music intended to accompany a silent film.
Date: 1922
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Indian Misterioso: Oboe Part

Description: Oboe part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For General Use."
Date: 1918
Creator: Levy, Sol P. (Sol Paul), 1881-1920
Partner: UNT Music Library

Bayadere: Clarinet 1 in B♭ Part

Description: First (1st) clarinet in B♭ part for music intended to accompany a silent film.
Date: 1919
Creator: Borch, Gaston, 1871-1926
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hurry: Clarinet 2 in B♭ Part

Description: Second (2nd) clarinet in B♭ part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For pursuit and races."
Date: 1916
Creator: Minot, Adolf
Partner: UNT Music Library

Light Agitato: Cornet 2 in B♭ Part

Description: Second (2nd) coronet in B♭ part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For scenes of excitement, anxiety, unrest, fear and impending danger."
Date: 1922
Creator: Noyes, Frederic
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hurry: Piano Part

Description: Piano part for music intended to accompany a silent film, "For pursuit and races."
Date: 1916
Creator: Minot, Adolf
Partner: UNT Music Library
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