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Music: Primary Sources: Handel, George Frideric 1685-1759

Handel: Judas Macchabaeus : An Oratorio, in Score as It Was Originally Perform'd



Handel, George Frideric, and Thomas Morell. Judas Macchabaeus : An Oratorio, in Score as It Was Originally Perform'dLondon: Printed for William Randall Successor to the Late Mr. J. Walsh in Catharine Street in the Strand of Whom May Be Had the Compleat Scores of Messiah, Samson, Alexanders Feast, Acis and Galatea, Etc., 1769.

Call no. : ULB 782.523 H23 j9

​First complete edition

"Many of the pages are from the plates as issued in Walsh's [earlier] editions, but with extra bass figurings, and with the original pagination and singers' names cleaned off. The earliest copies of Randall's 'Judas Maccabaeus' contain the Houbraken portrait in untouched condition such as it was originally issued by Walsh with 'Alexander's Feast', the plate not being used for Randall and Abell's 'Messiah' (1767) but in later issues of that work and other Randall scores after 'Judas Maccabaeus'." Smith p. 114. 

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Handel, George Frideric, and Thomas Morell.

Judas Maccabaeus: An Oratorio, 1747.

Kalmus Miniature Scores ; 1315. Melville, N.Y.: Belwin Mills.

​Call no. Music 782.523 H23 j9 K Score