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John Gay

The Beggars Opera

Vocal score, libretto, full score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: Soloists, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra & continuo

Orchestration: fl, 2 ob, hp, kbd, str

for soloists, male and female chorus, small orchestra, and continuo
This scholarly performing edition restores the music of this ballad-opera to its original eighteenth-century state. It reconstructs the scoring of the songs from the evidence of surviving ballad-opera material from the period. The arrangements are historically authentic and dramatically plausible; their flexibility allows for performance by groups of widely differing size and constitution, whether professional or amateur.

Price: Available on Request

Sheet Music

Published: 06 December 1990

Duration: 60 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

ISBN: 9780193363052


Bookseller Code (32)

Also of Interest

Price: Available on Request

Sheet Music

Published: 06 December 1990

Duration: 60 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

ISBN: 9780193363052


Bookseller Code (32)

John Gay

The Beggars Opera

Vocal score, libretto, full score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: Soloists, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra & continuo

Orchestration: fl, 2 ob, hp, kbd, str

for soloists, male and female chorus, small orchestra, and continuo
This scholarly performing edition restores the music of this ballad-opera to its original eighteenth-century state. It reconstructs the scoring of the songs from the evidence of surviving ballad-opera material from the period. The arrangements are historically authentic and dramatically plausible; their flexibility allows for performance by groups of widely differing size and constitution, whether professional or amateur.

Price: Available on Request

Sheet Music

Published: 06 December 1990

Duration: 60 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

ISBN: 9780193363052


Bookseller Code (32)

Also of Interest