The Contrivances (Carey, Henry)

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Publisher. Info. London: W. Mears, 1729
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Work Title The Contrivances
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Composer Carey, Henry
First Performance. 20 June 1729
First Publication. 1729
Librettist Henry Carey (1687-1743)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, instruments (see below, Comments)

Misc. Comments

Grove Music lists this as an opera with dialogue, "songs pubd", which presumably means that the whole opera was never published. The instrumentation of the accompaniments to the songs is therefore unknown, but according to the practice of the day, would have included various instruments that would constitute an "orchestra" of sorts.