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008    930611s1994    nyua      c   00100 eng   
019 1  10184165 
019    93027717 
020    0193152509|b (acid-free paper) : 
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050  0 ML134.H16|bB9 1993 
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100 1  Burrows, Donald. 
245 12 A catalogue of Handel's musical autographs /|cDonald 
       Burrows and Martha J. Ronish. 
260    Oxford :|bClarendon Press ;|aNew York :|bOxford University
       Press,|c1994. 
300    xxxviii, 332, [199] p. :|bill. ;|c23 x 29 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-318) and 
       indexes. 
520    More than 7,500 leaves of Handel's musical autographs 
       survive today, as testimony to a creative career in 
       Germany, Italy, and London that spanned the first half of 
       the eighteenth century. Most of the autographs are now in 
       two major collections: the Royal Music Library collection 
       at the British Library, and the Founder's Collection at 
       the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The remainder are 
       dispersed through collections in Britain, Germany, 
       Switzerland, Austria, and the USA. This catalogue presents
       a survey of the complete corpus of Handel's surviving 
       autographs. Musical works and movements to be found in 
       autograph are identified by reference to standard 
       collected editions and the thematic catalogue of Handel's 
       works (HWV) published in Vols. I-III of the Handel-
       Handbuch. 
520 8  The catalogue also records information about the paper 
       characteristics (watermarks and stave-rulings) of each 
       autograph leaf. Watermarks have been classified, and each 
       type is illustrated with a full-size diagram. The 
       information given in the catalogue is an essential guide 
       to the study of Handel's autographs, and will be of 
       particular assistance to researchers working from 
       microfilm. The overall view of Handel's manuscript papers 
       also enables dates to be assigned to undated autographs on
       the basis of their paper characteristics; furthermore, the
       information on eighteenth-century manuscript paper is 
       relevant to secondary copies of Handel's works, and to the
       surviving music from other contemporary composers working 
       in Italy and England. 
520 8  While the authors have drawn on the experience of previous
       Handel scholars, and on paper studies relating to the 
       music of J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Beethoven, this 
       catalogue is the first systematic survey of a body of 
       autographs of this size and complexity to be published. 
600 10 Handel, George Frideric,|d1685-1759|xManuscripts
       |xCatalogs. 
700 1  Ronish, Martha J. 
984    2015|cMu REF 016.780262 HAND/BURR 
990    Sent to MARCIVE 20190531 
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