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Joshua : an oratorio in score as it was originally composed by Mr. Handel.: MU.402

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Current Location: In storage


Joshua : an oratorio in score as it was originally composed by Mr. Handel.


Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Librettist: Morell, Thomas
Engraver.: Houbraken, Jacobus
Engraver.: François, Gravelot
Binder.: James, Angela



HWV 64, oratorio for SATTB soli, SATB chorus and orchestra.
Libretto probably by T. Morell.
Engraved throughout, except letterpress list of subscribers (3 p.).
With frontispiece portrait of "George Frideric Handel" by "J. Houbraken, sculps. Amst." with a scene below engraved by Hubert François Gravelot -- page [2] of preliminary pages
"A list of subscribers" - pages [5]-[7] of preliminary pages.
"Index" - page [9] of preliminary pages.
Founder's bequest, 1816. Inscribed on title page: "Fitzwilliam, 1799".
Received bound in royal blue paper spine with marbled paper sides (sample preserved). Rebound in quarter goatskin with marbled sides and vellum tips, with original paste-downs retained by Angela James, 1981.
Former shelf mark: 31.F.35.

Measurements and weight

1 score ([10], 203, [1] pages) : portrait ; 37 cm (fol.)

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1774 : Printed for Wm. Randall (successor to the late Mr. John Walsh) ...,[1774]

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.402
Primary reference Number: 278741
ALMA control 001: 991006411021503606
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Created: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Updated: Monday 25 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

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

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