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The Most Celebrated Songs in the Oratorio call'd Queen Esther
To which Prefixt The Overture in Score Compos'd by Mr. Handel.

London, I. Walsh, 1732

* f M2000.H13es

Queen Esther was Handel's first English oratorio. John Walsh advertised the appearance of the publication on November 25, 1732 ten months after the first performances. The Clark Library also owns the first edition of the "word book" (libretto) that includes the text of the oratorio itself. (*ML50.2.E79 H118 1771)

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