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Alexander's feast: MU.392

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Current Location: In storage


Alexander's feast
Alexander's feast, or, The power of musick : an ode wrote in honour of St. Cecilia / by Mr. Dryden ; set to musick by Mr. Handel With the recitativo's, songs, symphonys and chorus's for voices & instruments.
Power of musick


Composer.: Handel, George Frideric
Dryden, John
Engraver.: Houbraken, Jacobus
Engraver.: François, Gravelot
Conservator: James, Angela



Power of musick
With frontispiece portrait of "George Frideric Handel" by "J. Houbraken, sculps. Amst." with a scene below engraved by Hubert François Gravelot (page [2]), title page (page [3]), and an "Index" (page [5]).
Founder's bequest, 1816. Inscribed on title page: "R. Fitzwilliam, 1772".
Received bound in royal blue paper spine marbled paper sides (sample preserved). Rebound in quarter goatskin with marbled sides and vellum tips, and with original paste-downs retained by Angela James, 1980

Former shelf number: 31.F.25.

Measurements and weight

1 score ([6], 166 pages) : 1 portrait ; 40 cm.

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1769 : London : Printed for William Randall, successor to the late Mr. Walsh, [1769]

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.392
Primary reference Number: 278742
ALMA control 001: 991006402895903606
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Updated: Monday 8 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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