Lists of Musicians for Performances of Handel’s Messiah at the Foundling Hospital, 1754-1777

Burrows, Donald (2010). Lists of Musicians for Performances of Handel’s Messiah at the Foundling Hospital, 1754-1777. Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 43 pp. 85–109.

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Abstract

The administrative records for the Foundling Hospital include detailed lists of the performers for the annual performances of Messiah in Handel's last years and the subsequent period, and these provide a framework for understanding the composition of the performing groups from year to year, as well as tracing the biographies of individual performers.

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