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Operas. Selections: MU.MS.256

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Current Location: In storage


Operas. Selections
[Collection of fragments and detached movements, mainly from operas] / [George Frideric Handel]


Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Conservator: Cockerell Bindery



Arias and sections of operas and oratorios, some incomplete.
Four fascicles of 4 leaves, four folds of 2 leaves, the rest singletons, several related, written in England, 1712-
Includes pages of different sizes, either oblong (ca. 23 x 29 cm) or folio (29 x 24 cm).
Former classmark: 30.H.6.
From the Fitzwilliam collection of Handel autographs acquired in 1799.
Conserved, remounted, and rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper sides in 1978-1979 by the Cockerell Bindery; the 1890's bindings have been retained.

Measurements and weight

1 ms. score (78 p., bound) ; 29 cm.

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


1712 - 1736

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.256
Primary reference Number: 276891
ALMA control 001: 994611793803606
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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