The Beggar's Opera (Pepusch, John Christopher)

Collaborative Work
This work was co-authored by John Christopher Pepusch and John Gay.

Contents

Performances

Naxos Search

Search key:

Javascript not enabled.

Sheet Music

Full Scores

PDF scanned by F-Pn
Bassani (2014/2/25)

Editor 4th edition
Publisher. Info. London: J. Watts, 1735.
Copyright
Misc. Notes The fourth edition to which is added the ouverture in score; and the musick prefix'd to each song. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM A/I: P 1197.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-Pepusch - 4. edition 1735.pdf

PDF scanned by I-CRsp
Giovanni Tribuzio (2016/8/8)

Publisher. Info. London: Jacob and Richard Thonson, (1761).
Copyright
Misc. Notes University of Pavia-Cremona, Musicology Dept. (I-CRsp):
RISM A/I: P 1201
. Fondo Albert Dunning 103
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-dunning 103.pdf

Overture

PDF scanned by Unknown
Fynnjamin (2009/9/15)

Publisher. Info. London: John Watts, 1728.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-B O overture 1728.pdf

PDF scanned by Unknown
Fynnjamin (2009/9/15)

Publisher. Info. London: John Watts, 1729.
Copyright
Misc. Notes 3rd edition with oboe parts written out
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-B O overture 1729.pdf

PDF typeset by Richard Kram
Richard Kram (2012/8/10)

Editor Richard Kram
Publisher. Info. Richard Kram
Copyright
Misc. Notes Includes orchestral reduction to easily create a continuo part
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-Beggars Overture.pdf

Parts

Overture

PDF scanned by D-Dl
Fynnjamin (2011/7/5)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Schrank II collection
Parts have been extracted from a larger file from SLUB Dresden.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-pepusch beggars opera ov 334883024.pdf

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

PDF typeset by Bart Dunn
Bart Dunn (2010/4/7)

Editor Bart Dunn
Publisher. Info. Bart Dunn
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-Pepusch BeggarsOpera Oboe1.pdf

PDF typeset by Richard Kram
Richard Kram (2012/8/10)

Editor Richard Kram
Publisher. Info. Richard Kram
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-Beggars Overture Parts.pdf

Vocal Scores

PDF scanned by CDN-Lu
Fynnjamin (2015/8/21)

Arranger Thomas Augustine Arne
Publisher. Info. London: G. Walker, n.d.
Copyright
Misc. Notes Title: "The Beggar's Opera, as it is Perform'd at both Theatres, with the Additional Alterations by Dr. Arne, for the Voice, Piano Forte & Violin, the Basses entirely New."
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

PDF scanned by US-R
Fynnjamin (2012/8/9)

Arranger John Liptrot Hatton (1808-1886), piano reduction
Editor John Oxenford
Publisher. Info. English Ballad Operas
London: Boosey & Co., n.d.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-ballad operas beggars.pdf

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Overture

For Piano (Kram)

PDF typeset by Richard Kram
Richard Kram (2012/8/10)

Arranger Richard Kram
Publisher. Info. Richard Kram
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-Beggars Overture Piano.pdf

Libretti

PDF scanned by NLS
Fynnjamin (2011/5/5)

PDF scanned by NLS
Fynnjamin (2011/5/5)

Publisher. Info. London: John Watts, 1728.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.
PMLP86515-beggars opera lib.pdf
Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title The Beggar's Opera
Alternative. Title The Beggar's opera. As it is acted at the theatre royal in Lincolns-flelds, written by Mr Gay....
Composer Pepusch, John Christopher
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: P 1194
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1728
First Performance. 1728-01-29 in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields
First Publication. 1728 - London: John Watts
Librettist John Gay
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, oboes, strings, continuo
Related Works Polly, the Sequel to the Beggar's Opera
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information Pepusch composed the Overture (introducing a few of the song tunes), and harmonised/arranged the song tunes, most of which were popular English ballad tunes of the time. The performance of this was forbidden for a while, because of its political commentary. See The Beggar's Opera: Its Predecessors and Successors.