The Beggar's Opera (Pepusch, John Christopher)
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Includes orchestral reduction to easily create a continuo part
London: G. Walker, n.d.
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."
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For Piano (Kram)
|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|
|Year/Date of Composition||1728|
|First Performance||1728-01-29 in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields|
|Composer Time Period||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.|