Overview: The Beggar’s Opera
Authorship: John Gay, arr. by Healey Willan
Composition Date: Composed October 1927 (Act I, 5 October, 1927)
Scored for: Soli and Chorus, Flute, Clarinet and Strings
Number of Pages: Piano-Vocal Score, 21 p. The Beggars Opera [without Overture], c1928, Piano-Vocal Score, 91 p.
Notes about music: Two acts ([Overture] and 40 numbers); “Mr. Gay’s The Beggars Opera with new symphonies and accompaniments” [printed edition], “arranged from the second edition 1728” [holograph] by H. Willan
Holograph: NL of C. Piano-vocal score (without overture), 93 p. Set of parts (including Overture).
Publication: Oakville, London, F. Harris. The Selected Vocal Numbers from Mr. Gay’s The Beggars Opera [Nos. 4, 6, 7, 16, 2, 25, 26, 27, 31, 33], c1927, piano-vocal score, 21 p. The Beggars Opera [without Overture], c1928, piano-vocal score, 91 p.
Where to Purchase: Canadian Music Centre
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