George Frideric Handel and Attilio Malachia Ariosti [arias]

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous arias from London operas, 1716-1723. Score. Italian arias and one duet from "Pirro e Demetrio" (London, 1716), Attilio Ariosti's "Coriolanus" (London, 1723), G. F. Handel's "Giulio Cesare" (London, 1724) and G. F. Handel's "Flavio" (London, 1723). Singers are (usually) named. No casing: folio lacking at beginning [title page?]. This volume is now a loose collection of folios. 10-stave MS paper. In several hands (the third hand has contributed only the item beginning at f. 44). Normally only the flute is specified in this source; the bass is not generally figured. The Handel arias (and possibly the others?) are often presented in a simplified orchestration.