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Israel in Egypt. Italian. Selections: MU.MS.265.p.53

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Current Location: In storage


Israel in Egypt. Italian. Selections
[Israel in Egypt or Athalia or Esther] : [additional section] / [George Frideric Handel]


Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Scribe: Smith, John Christopher (sen)



Continuo part for a section of either Israel in Egypt, Athalia or Esther (or another oratorio) for a revival with Italian singers, adapting a chorus from As pants the hart and two arias from Silete venti, HWV 242.
Editorial title.
Manuscript in the hand of J.C. Smith, 1683-1763?
Watermark: Fleur de lis over Strasbourg bend.
1.1.1 S Largh[ett]o Cor fedele spera sempre g C-1 bBE c =6/4.''D8E{D6.'B3A}/4.''G{6ED}8DC8.'B6A/{BA}8A4-{6''DC}8C4-/
1.2.1 S [Recitativo] Offra un core devoto C-1 c 4-8'AA4A8B''xC/DD-6DxC4'B8''xC'xG/AA
1.3.1 S Allegro Bianco giglio intatto fiore D C-1 xFC c =10/4.''D{6C'B}{8A6.F3E}4D/4-8-''D4.E{6FG}/{8.F6E}4D2-/

[p. 53-55 lines 1-2] praise him, Alleluia [from the end of As pants the hart, HWV 251c, subsequently used in Athalia HWV 52 no. 16 : page 53 is laid out in score but only the first bar fully orchestrated otherwise only the soprano and continuo are filled in ; pages 54-55 are laid out as a part for the continuo ; the two lines on page 55 are crossed out] -- [p. 55 line 3-p. 57 line 2] [The mighty pow'r : from Athalia, HWV 52 no. 17 : continuo part only, cutting the Alto (Joad) solo from bar 69-109] -- [p. 57 line 3-p. 59] Cor fedele spera sempre : [for S bc in G minor : same music and text as HWV 52 no. 27b (E minor) = HWV 50b Anhang (E minor) = HWV 54 additional air = HWV 242 no. 3 (G minor) with new text] -- [p. 60] Offra un Core devoto : [recitative for S bc] : [not listed in HVW] -- [p. 60, lines 5-12] Bianco giglio intatto [?=in tutto] fiore [aria for S, bc : HWV 50b Anhang = variant of HWV 242 no. 5 in different key and new text]


History note: Probably part of the collection of holograph music acquired by Lord Fitzwilliam.

Measurements and weight

1 ms. part (p. 53-60) ; 29 cm.

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Circa 1735 - Circa 1740

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.265.p.53
Primary reference Number: 276864
ALMA control 001: 994705553803606
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Created: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Updated: Monday 7 June 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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