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    Alexander's feast. Oratorio setting of Dryden's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day. For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, violins, viola, cello, oboes, bassoons, and continuo. Vocal and instrumental parts numbered Book 2d through Book 15th. Library has: Book 2d canto, Book 3d alto, Book 4th tenor voice, Book 5th basso voice, Book 6th violino primo, Book 7th violino secondo, Book 8th violino 1mo ripo., Book 9th violino 2do ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Littleton, Edward - Dryden, John
    • Date: 1736
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    Yankee doodle sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1861

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    The Battle of the Nile : a favorite patriotic song For high voice and piano; includes arrangement for flute on page [2]. Interlinear English words by J. W. Fielding--British union catalogue of early music. Staff notation. Caption title.
    • Contributor: Fielding, J. W.
    • Date: 1798
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    Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of ... Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, H. H. A. ... Sousa, John Philip - A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, H. H. A. - Berwald, W. (William) - Bird, Arthur H. - Bischoff, J. W. (John W.) - Blumenschein, W. L. (William Leonard) - Bohm, Carl - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Foote, Arthur - Friml, Rudolf - Godowsky, Leopold - Hopekirk, Helen - Macdowell, Edward - Porter, F. Addison (Frank Addison) - Stewart, H. J. (Humphrey John) - Wilson, G. D. (Grenville Dean) - Wooler, Alfred
    • Date: 1769
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    The Suffolk harmony consisting of psalm tunes, fuges, and an... print | 1 score ([2], 56, 8, 8 p.) ; 12 x 21 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "An anthem for Easter": p. 1-8 (3rd group); "An anthem. Psalm 127": p. 1-8 (4th group). RISM, a/I/1, B 2654 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Engraved and Printed by J. Norman, for the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1786

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    The Anacreontic song sheet music | 2 p., 9 1/4 x 13 in. | This is likely the 3rd issue from after 1782. "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Date: 178?

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    New-England psalm-singer
    New-England psalm-singer | American chorister
    print | 1 score (10, 109 p.) ; 17 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2646 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by Edes and Gill - And to Be Sold by Them - By Deacon Elliot - By Josiah Flagg - By Gillam Bass - And by the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1770

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    Messiah : an oratorio Copyist's ms. Caption title. Libretto by Charles Jennens, taken from the Bible and Prayer book Psalter. Incomplete: 2nd vol., containing Part II, lacking.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Jennens, Charles
    • Date: 1741
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    Il convito d'Alessandro Magno ò sia la forza dell' Armonia : ... Oratorio. For SATB, mixed chorus with instrumental ensemble. Manuscript. In ink. RISM A/II, 000140115 Library accession number on t.p. verso "240985." Contains the book-plate of Sir Edward Littleton (1727-1812). Italian words. Staff notation. Bound in red leather with gilt tooling around edges of cover and spine. Pagination added later in pencil. Type code changed; RDA vk26 2015-01-09; Replaced unk84053038
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Pazzaglia, Salvador - Dryden, John
    • Date: 1736
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    Judas Macchabæus. Oratorio in three acts. For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, violins, viola, cello, oboes, bassoons, and continuo. Vocal and instrumental parts numbered Book 2d through Book 15th. Manuscript. In ink. Libretto by Thomas Morrell; cf. Grove music online. Library has: Book 2d. canto, Book 3d. alto, Book 4th tenor voice, Book 5th basso voice, Book 6th violino primo, Book 7th violino secondo, Book 8th violino ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Morell, Thomas - Littleton, Edward
    • Date: 1746
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    "Rear'd midst the war-empurpled plain, etc." The death song o... Caption title. For violins, clarinets, cornet, viola, tenor voice and bassoon. Full lyrics on page 2. Sonneck, Bibliography of Secular American Music, page 104.
    • Contributor: Gram, Hans
    • Date: 1796
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    Cefalo e Procri Cantata a tre voci del Sigr: G. C. Bach, Lond... print | Autograph. Unpaged. Obl. cm. | Full score. Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Christian
    • Date: 1776

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    La Carmagnole. For high voice and piano; includes guitar arrangement on page 3 [104]. French words. Staff notation. Caption title. Page numbering in ink.
    • Date: 1794
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    The Anacreontic song sheet music | 3 p., 13 x 9 3/4 in. | "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." First edition. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Date: 1779

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    Singing master's assistant
    Singing master's assistant | Key to practical music
    print | 1 score (29, [1], 104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. Without the "Encomium on music." Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2647 (Citation/Reference). acquire 2 shelf copies [policy default] (Selection Decision). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by Draper and Folsom - Billings, William
    • Date: 1778

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    The psalm-singer's amusement containing a number of fuging p... print | 1 score (104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2653 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed and Sold by the Author - Billings, William
    • Date: 1781

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    Singing master's assistant
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    print | 1 score (32, 104 p.) ; 12 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. "Encomium on music": p. [31]-32 (1st group). Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2647 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed by Draper and Folsom - Billings, William
    • Date: 1778

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    Music in miniature containing a collection of psalm tunes of ... print | 1 score (32 p.) ; 15 cm. | set in score by W. Billings. (Statement Of Responsibility). Without words. Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2652 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: Printed and Sold by the Author at His House in Boston, Ne. - Billings, William
    • Date: 1779

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    The continental harmony containing, a number of anthems, fug... print | 1 score (199 p.) ; 14 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. LC copy 1 imperfect: pages between the t.p. verso and p. vii wanting. Evans, 26673 (Citation/Reference). RISM, A/I/1, B2655 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: By Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, Sold at Their Bookstore - By Said Thomas in Worcester, and by the Booksellers in Boston, and Elsewhere - Billings, William - John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1794

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    The presidents march: a new federal song sheet music | 2 p. | Also contains a version of Yankee Doodle. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: G. Willig
    • Date: 1798

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    Judas Maccabaus Oratorio in three acts. Libretto by Thomas Morell; cf. Grove music online. Manuscript. In ink. Purchase; B. Quaritch Ltd.; May 2012. German words. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Morell, Thomas
    • Date: 1772
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    Singing master's assistant
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    print | 1 score (15, 104 p.) ; 11 x 20 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). "Engrav'd by Benja. Pierpont Junr. Roxbury 1778"--Colophon. Includes index. RISM, A/I/1, B 2651 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: E. Russell, Pr. - Billings, William
    • Date: 1781

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    Judas Macchabaeus : a sacred oratorio in score with all the a... Published as No. 39-43 of the Arnold-Edition. Full score. English words. Staff notation. Smith, William C., Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 116, no. 11
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1789
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    Joshua : an oratorio / English words. Staff notation. RISM, A/I/4, H 614 Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 112, no. 2 or 3
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1748
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    When the old heathen gods.
    • Contributor: Hewitt, James
    • Date: 1798
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    Giob : oratorio. Manuscript in ink. Unbound. Purchase; Sotheby's; June 8, 2011. Italian words. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters Von
    • Date: 1786
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    To Duncan and glory : a favorite song sung by Mr. Sedgwick in... Title from caption. Composer unknown. Accompaniment arranged for keyboard instrument with interlinear words. Staff notation.
    • Date: 1797
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    Ode for musick / Holograph (photocopy, negative). For soloists (ATB), chorus (SATB), and orchestra. Caption title. Words: Ode for musick, on St. Cecilia's Day / Alexander Pope.
    • Contributor: Greene, Maurice
    • Date: 1730
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    The celebrated coronation anthems / Originally for chorus and orchestra; arranged for chorus, harpsichord, and violin. With: Esther, an oratorio in score composed by Mr. Handel for the voice, harpsichord, and violin. London : Printed for Harrison & Co., no. 18, Paternoster Row, 1785? Bound subsequent to publication. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 152, no. 8 RISM, ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1785
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    The Battle of Prague : favorite sonate for the piano forte. Composed by Franz Kocžwara. Cf. RISM A/I/5.
    • Contributor: Kotzwara, Franz
    • Date: 1790
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    Brother soldiers all hail! ; to which is added A toast / For voice and piano, with clarinet and guitar ad libitum; instrumental interlude for flute or violin on p. 4 preceeding Toast. Photocopy from original in possession of Arthur Billings Hunt.
    • Contributor: Hopkinson, Francis
    • Date: 1799
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    The original songs, airs & chorusses which were introduced in...
    • Contributor: Locke, Matthew - Shakespeare, William - Middleton, Thomas
    • Date: 1780
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    The battle of La Hogue : a much admir'd old song. With: Linley, Thomas. Could I each fault remember. [Dublin] : Anne Lee, [177-?]. Bound together subsequent to publication.
    • Date: 177?
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    The most celebrated songs in the oratorio call'd Queen Esther... Staff notation. The pagination 161-167 is from the 'Overtures in Score' (1740) and takes the place of the original pagination 2-8 of the earlier editions. Cf. Smith. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 104, no. 4 RISM, A/I/4, H 537
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1743
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    To song and dance [from] Samson.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1790
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    Joseph and his brethren : an oratorio / LC copy has bookplate of Gilbert Samuel Inglefield. English words. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2d ed. with supplement, p. 110, no. 1 RISM, A/I/4, H 601 Purchase; Sotheby's; Dec. 4, 2007.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1744
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    Saul : an oratorio / LC copy imperfect; pages 73-74 missing. Libretto by Charles Jennens; cf. Smith. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 140, no. 7 RISM, A/I/4, H 878 Staff notation. Replaces unk84207495.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1785
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    Judas Macchabaeus : an oratorio, in score as it was originall... Oratorio. English words. Full score. Libretto by Thomas Morell. Cf. New Grove. LC copy imperfect. Missing folding portrait frontispiece. Includes list of subscribers. W.C. Smith, Handel, a descriptive catalogue of the early editions (London : Cassell, 1970), p. 114, no. 4 RISM, A/I/4, H 637 Purchase; B. Quaritch; May 2012.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1769
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    The most celebrated songs in the oratorio call'd Saul / Includes the overture. Libretto by Charles Jennens; cf. Smith. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 139, no. 2 RISM, A/I/4, H 877 Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1739
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    Passiones D.N.J.C. cum Benedictione cerei Paschalis : quarum ...
    Passiones Domini Nostri Jesu Christi
    With: Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae / operâ & studio Guillelmi-Gabrielis Nivers. Luteciae-Parisiorum : Typis & sumptibus Joannis Baptistae-Christophori Ballard, 1723.
    • Contributor: Catholic Church
    • Date: 1723
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    Esther : an oratorio in score / Originally for soloists, chorus, and orchestra; arranged for voice, harpsichord, and violin. LC copy imperfect: pages 65-66 missing. With: The celebrated Coronation anthems / composed by Mr. Handel for the voice, harpsichord, and violin. London : Printed for Harrison & Co., no. 18, Paternoster-Row [1785?]. Bound subsequent to publication. Smith, William C. Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1785
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    Nelson's victory. Title from caption of tambourine part. LC set incomplete: all but tambourine part wanting. No. 5 in a vol. with binder's title: Accompaniments.
    • Date: 1799
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    The choice of Hercules / Libretto adapted from: The Judgement of Hercules / R. Lowth. Smith, William C., Handel : a descriptive catalogue of the early editions. 2nd ed. with supplement, p. 100, no. 2. LC copy bound with: Jephtha, copy 2.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1751
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    Airs de Richard Coeur de Lion,
    • Contributor: Burckhoffer, J. G.
    • Date: 1780
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    Solomon : oratorio in three acts : HWV 67 / For solo voices (SSSSMzTB), chorus (SSAATTBB), and orchestra. English words; also printed separately as a facsimile of the 1749 libretto published in London (pages xli-xlvi), and in a German translation (pages xlvii-lii); texts of the movements cut before performance and texts of the movements added later with German translations (pages liii-lv). Staff notation. Contains the 1749 version; two appendices provide movements cancelled or shortened ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Clausen, Hans Dieter
    • Date: 1748
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    Brother soldiers all hail! ; to which is added A toast / For voice and piano, with guitar and clarinet ad libitum; instrumental interlude for flute or violin on p. 4 preceeding Toast. Includes additional verses printed as text.
    • Contributor: Hopkinson, Francis
    • Date: 1799
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    La Betulia liberata / Libretto by Pietro Metastasio based on a story from the Old Testament. Reproduces a ms. in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Mus. Hs. 19.116).
    • Contributor: Gassmann, Florian Leopold - Metastasio, Pietro
    • Date: 1772
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    Ah will no chance [sic] of clime;
    • Contributor: [arnold, Samuel]
    • Date: 1796
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    O'er the rude rocks which bound her coasts : a favorite song ... Title from caption. Accompaniment arranged for keyboard instrument; interlinear words; includes chorus in full score. Staff notation. Pages also numbered 17-20. Lyricist may be Grubb, John, 18th/19th cent.
    • Contributor: Attwood, Thomas
    • Date: 1797
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    Citizen soldiers : a new patriotic song / For voice and piano. Interlinear words (1st verse); subsequent verses printed as text. Handwritten on verso of leaf: "From the composer Mr. G. Booth to Edward Mayo." LC copy has provenance of Marian S. Carson.
    • Contributor: Taylor, R.
    • Date: 179?
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    Betulia liberata / Libretto by Pietro Metastasio based on the book of Judith in the Apocrypha. Reproduces a ms. copy in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Mus. Hs. 17.311). Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Reutter, Georg - Metastasio, Pietro
    • Date: 1734
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    The President of the United States march.
    • Contributor: Sicard, Stephen
    • Date: 1798
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    Alcides : an English opera / Incidental music for the play by Tobias Smollett, with aditional words attributed to Thomas Morell. "For Dr. Arnold's edition of Handel's works, from the statue in Vauxhaull Gardens"--Frontispiece. Pl. no.: 84-85. With: Acis and Galatea / composed ... by G.F. Handel. Other issue of score in LC with pl. no. 83-85 (M3.H21 83-85); "83" apparently an error corrected in later issues. Cf. Handel, a ...
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1790
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    The New President's march. Washington's march.
    • Contributor: Hopkinson, Francis
    • Date: 1799
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    Festo annunciationis Mariae : a 2 violini, viola, canto, alto... Cover title used for untitled and unsigned autograph. Excerpt no. 1 "Siehe, das ist unser Gott." Includes a receipt signed by G. Benda and dated by Romberg, Oct. 1, 1791; identical to the writing on ms. score. Set of parts (violin, viola, violoncello, theorbo [?], organ, voice) is added to the score, in different writing [copyist's?] .
    • Contributor: Benda, Georg
    • Date: 1754
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    The complete score of the Ode for St. Cecilia's Day.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Dryden, John
    • Date: 1771
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    Sant' Elena al Calvario : oratorio / Easter oratorio in two parts for soloists (SSAAT), chorus (SATB), and orchestra. Manuscript in ink. Libretto by Metastasio. The number 239 appears on the title page. Purchase; Sotheby's; June 8, 2011. Italian words. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Hasse, Johann Adolf
    • Date: 1746
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    Washington's mar[c]h ; Washington's march at the Battle of Tr... For piano. The 2nd work attributed to Francis Hopkinson.
    • Date: 1790
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    Saul : an oratorio / Libretto by Charles Jennens. "Handel's works, vol. VIII, Saul"--Spine. Not part of any published multipart item.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1773
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    The songs in the Ode wrote by Mr. Dryden for St. Cecilia's Day.
    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric
    • Date: 1739
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    Sant' Elena al Calvario : oratorio / Easter oratorio in two parts originally for solo voices (SSAAT), chorus (SATB), and orchestra; accompaniment arranged for keyboard instrument. Manuscript in ink. Libretto by Metastasio. Italian words. Staff notation. Replaces unk84092515.
    • Contributor: Hasse, Johann Adolf
    • Date: 1777
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    Introduction to A Trip to the Nore / Titles of the pieces from their respective captions. Composer of the 2nd work unknown. Arranged for keyboard instrument; the song has interlinear words. Staff notation. Pages of the two works also numbered 1, 2, 3 and 2, 3, 4; apparently originally published separately. On the last page of the 2nd piece is a part with interlinear words: "For the Ger: Flute or Guittar."
    • Date: 1797