Handel: Alexander Balus



FE118                           0,2,0,[1] strings

[Largo]; Allegro

Alexander Balus was first given in Covent Garden in March 1748, when it was given 3 performances. It received one further outing in March 1754 where it was padded out with numbers added from the abandoned ‘Alceste’

Handel thought sufficiently well of this overture to re-work the opening ‘French Overture’ section as the opening of the Concerto a due Cori in Bb.major.


Full score                                           £6

Set of parts: wind and strings (43221)  £18

Extra string parts                                £4

Handel Overtures Series:

Multi-buy option: any 4 scores for £20; any 4 sets of parts £50

Additional information


Extra basso part, Extra viola part, Extra vln 1 part, Extra vln 2 part, Parts, Score, Score and parts


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