Handel: Rodelinda Overture



FE99                                        0,2,0,1[or 2] strings

[Largo]; Presto; Adagio; Menuet

Rodelinda was premiered on 23rd. February 1724 in the Kings Theatre in the Haymarket. It ran for 14 performances, and was revived in December 1725 and May 1741 receiving 8 performances in each revival .The title role was taken by Francesca Cuzzoni, whose costume caused a sensation ‘on her appearance in this Opera in a brown silk gown, trimmed with silver, with the vulgarity and indecorum of which all the old ladies were much scandalised, the young adopted it as a fashion, so universally, that it seemed a national uniform for youth and beauty’ (Horace Walpole)

The fine overture with its solos for Oboes and Bassoons in the fast section is also possessed of a particularly attractive Menuet 

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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