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Vocal music. Selections. Vocal score: MU.440

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Vocal music. Selections. Vocal score
The vocal works. Vol. 2 composed by G.F. Handel, arranged for the organ or piano forte, by John Clarke of Cambridge.


Composer.: Handel, George Frideric
Arranger.: Clarke-Whitfeld, John
Engraver.: Cooke, George
Illustrator: Taylor, Isaac (writer)
Engraver: Taylor, Isaac, II
Engraver.: Beale, J.



For solo voices, chorus and piano or organ.
Title pages for volume and for each work.
Each title page has an illustration: Volume: "Handel [after the Louis François Roubiliac statue] / George Cooke, sc." ; Judas Maccabaeus: "Come ever smiling Liberty ... / Isaac Taylor, sculp." ; Samson: "She stands and eyes thee fixed / drawn by Isaac Taylor jun.r, engraved by Isaac Taylor, sen.r"
Includes table of contents on the last unnumbered page of each score.
Judas Maccabaeus probably published ca. 1809.
Samson probably published ca. 1810.
Wholly engraved.
English words.
Staff notation.
Provenance: Founder's bequest, 1816. Not inscribed but probably the part of the "Handel's works. 52 nos. in sheets. Dr. Clarke's Edition" listed in Bartleman's catalogue of the Bequest (MU.1452).
Received unbound. Bound in half calf with blind double lined edges and cloth imitation marbled sides, in approximately 1890.
Former shelfmark: 1 F 2 and possibly 29.H. cupboard.
Judas Maccabaeus -- Samson.

Measurements and weight

1 vocal score (2 volumes in 1: [2] leaves, 2-187, [1] pages ; [1] , 2-214 pages) ; 40 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


1809 - 1810

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.440
Primary reference Number: 278740
ALMA control 001: 994172333803606
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Created: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Updated: Monday 25 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 8 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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