• Alexander Balus : an oratorio

Title:
  • Alexander Balus : an oratorio
Language:
  • English
Creator:
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Call number:
  • C0640 (no. 17)
  • Electronic Resource
Extent:
  • 1 score (246 p.) : paper ; 37 cm.
Format:
  • Musical score
  • Manuscript
Description:
  • Libretto by Thomas Morell.
  • Watermarks: fleur-de-lis with shield and L.V.G. below the countermark IC.
Subject:
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759—Manuscripts
  • Oratorios—Scores
  • Composers—England—18th century—Manuscripts
  • Music—England—18th century—Manuscripts
  • Alexander Balas, King of Syria, -145 B.C.—Songs and music
Title sort:
  • Alexander Balus : an oratorio : manuscript, [ca. 1748].
Contributor:
  • Morell, Thomas, 1703-1784
Author:
  • Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Created:
  • 1748-01-01T00:00:00Z
Date:
  • [ca. 1748].
Identifier:
  • ark:/88435/2v23vt46n
Edm rights:
  • No Known Copyright
Collections:
Type:
  • Songs and music
  • Manuscripts
  • Scores
Alternative:
  • Handel's Alexander Balus
Former owner:
  • Hall, James S.
Abstract:
  • Manuscript scribal copy of the full score of Handel's oratorio Alexander Balus, probably in the hand of John Christopher Smith (the elder). This volume is no. 13 in a series made for (Frederick) Prince of Wales about 1745. The contents generally follow the Prout-Novello score, except that n. 38 and 39, "Triumph Hymn" and "Glad Time at Length" are omitted and the order of "Heroes may Vaunt" and "Mighty Love" have been retained in their correct original position in the score.
Spatial:
  • England
Relation:
  • James S. Hall collection of George Frideric Handel, 1714-1760
Text language:
  • English words.
Binding note:
  • Red morocco binding; gilt.
Provenance:
  • Manuscript probably written by J. C. Smith for (Frederick) Prince on Wales about 1745; later given by him, presumably before his death in 1751, to a Mr. Denoyer; purchased by Mr. Pocklington; sale, [Benjamin] Goodison, a London music publisher, bought the manuscript at auction and sold it to a W. M. Moseley; the last address indicated was that of Mrs. Humphrey Lloyd of Buildwas Park, near Shrewsbury; later sold by Messrs. Hodgson & Co., on Friday July 14, 1961 to James S. Hall; bookplates of M M Moseley and Jacobi S. Hall.
Location:
  • HSVM C0640 (no. 17)
  • HSVM Electronic Resource
  • ELF1 C0640 (no. 17)
  • ELF1 Electronic Resource
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