Handel: Berenice Overture
£2.00 – £24.00
FE94 020 strings
(Largo); Allegro; Andante, Larghetto; Gigue
Berenice was first given at Covent Garden on the 18th. May 1737. It was a failure, with only 4 performances. Handel’s health was failing him at the time, his right arm was paralysed due to either a small stroke or severe rheumatism, and he was unable to conduct or play, (to considerable public concern). The beautiful Minuet in the overture has long been justly celebrated; Charles Burney described it as ‘happy and pleasing to an uncommon degree’.
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
Extra basso part, Extra viola part, Extra vln 1 part, Extra vln 2 part, Parts, Score, Score and parts
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