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Operas. Selections: MU.MS.258

Object information

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, pasticios and oratorios, some incomplete.
Holograph manuscript in ink.
Former classmark: 30.H.8.
Conserved, remounted, and rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper sides in 1978 by the Cockerell Bindery; the 1890's bindings have been retained.


History note: Ownership: from the Fitzwilliam collection of Handel autographs acquired in 1799 (signed "Fitzwilliam 1799" on p. 61.)

Measurements and weight

1 ms. score (92 p., bound) ; 24 x 29 cm.

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Acquisition and important dates

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


1727 - 1740

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.258
Primary reference Number: 276918
ALMA control 001: 994616873803606
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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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