Various: What a Blunder! English Theatre Overtures 1760-1800 (AE356) – sheet music


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Various Composers

Product Code: AE356
Description: What a Blunder! English Theatre Overtures 1760-1800
Edited by: Robert Hoskins
Year of Publication: 2008
Instrumentation: pfte
Binding: Score: Perfect
ISBN: 1-877369-70-5
ISMN: M-67451-237-4


The period 1760-1800 was the golden age of English comic opera. Each of the London playhouses -Covent Garden, Drury Lane and the Little Theatre in the Haymarket - employed a resident composer who wrote for plays, pantomimes, three- act mainpiece operas, and one- or two-act afterpieces. Successful premieres were followed up with the publication of piano reductions to satisfy the insatiable home entertainment market. This volume includes overtures by all of the major figures of the period, including Dibdin, Arne, Arnold, Shield, Storace and Davy, whose opera What a blunder! provides the title for this fascinating anthology.

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