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Judas Maccabaeus. Great in wisdom, great in glory: MU.MS.265.p.105

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Judas Maccabaeus. Great in wisdom, great in glory
[Great in wisdom, great in glory] ... Future times record thy story.


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



Aria for S, [bn obbligato], vlc/b.
Lacking at least the first and last leaves.
Written for the 1758 performance of Judas Maccadaeus. Possibly an arrangement to English words of the aria 'Vibri pure iniqua sorte' from the opera 'Rodrigo' (1707), the original of which does not survive (see Anthony Hicks. Late additions to Handel's oratorios, IN Music in eighteenth-century England : essays in memory of Charles Cudworth, edited by Christopher Hogwood and Richard Luckett (Cambridge University Press, 1983), pp. 160-165).
Manuscript in the hand of J.C. Smith, 1712-1795.
Watermark: "LVG" below Strasbourg bend (top of watermark absent) ; countermark: "JW"
1.1.1 S Future times record thy story d C-1 bB 4F8G/4A8B/4''C8D/4'E8F/4G8A/4B8''C/4D8'G/4xF
Songs (High voice) with orchestra Scores.

Measurements and weight

1 ms. score (p. 105-108) ; 24 x 29 cm.

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Production date: AD 1758 : [England],[1758?]


Handel, George Frideric,1685-1759.

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.265.p.105
Primary reference Number: 276872
ALMA control 001: 994706723803606
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Created: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Updated: Tuesday 8 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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