Harlequin Restored, or the Country Revels (Charke, Richard)


Sheet Music


Overture (Medley of Popular Airs)

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Fynnjamin (2010/8/16)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1735)
Misc. Notes Schrank II collection

This is a medley overture, written in the vein of John Christopher Pepusch's overture to Gay's Beggar's Opera (1728). It features snippets of popular tunes, notably: Lilliburlero, A Soldier and a Sailor, The Black Joke, Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, and George Frideric Handel's March in Scipio.

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General Information

Work Title Harlequin Restored, or the Country Revels
Alternative. Title
Composer Charke, Richard
Key G
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1732
First Performance. 14 December 1732
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation oboes, strings, continuo