L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Scope and Content

Frederick Handel. A shortened version arranged for equal voices and orchestra (and ad lib soprano and alto soli) by Imogen Holst, 1952.

Autograph manuscript of vocal score [132pp + 14pp]; also page of notes.

Published by Curwen, 1953. The songs 'Come with native lustre shine' and 'These delights if thou canst give' and the choruses 'Populous cities please us then' and 'Thy pleasures, moderation give' were also published separately.

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