Numitore (Porta, Giovanni)

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Publisher. Info. London: John Walsh, n.d.[1730].
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique, RES VS-1284
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Misc. Notes From Act I. - Obviously Handel had this tune still in mind when he wrote the "La réjouissance" movement from his "Music for the Royal Fireworks" nearly thirty years later.
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Work Title Numitore
Alternative. Title Dramma per musica in tre atti
Composer Porta, Giovanni
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGP 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1720
First Performance. 1720-04-02 in London, King's Theatre in the Haymarket
First Publication. 1720 ?
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687-1765)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus and orchestra (flutes (presumably 2), 2 oboes, trumpet, strings)

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The first opera performed at the "Royal Academy of Music"; Handel's "Radamisto" followed on April 27th. - Source: Aria collection published by John Walsh, London, n. d. (ca. 1720).