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Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle]

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Title
Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle]
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

The dragon of Wantley

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1730 (Inferred)
Issuance: single unit
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-17 Anon Dra 1
Topics
Flute and continuo music
Lampe, John Frederick, 1703?-1751. Dragon of Wantley. Zeno, Plato, Aristotle
Genres
Prints
Scores
Parts (Music)
Notes
Biographical/historical: The dragon of Wantley (music, John Frederick Lampe; libretto, Henry Carey) was first performed at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket, London, in 1737, and was so well received that it soon moved to the larger Covent Garden theatre, where it was presented in its definitive three-act form. Based on a Yorkshire legend, it featured a dragon (sung by a bass) that was vanquished by Moore of Moore-Hall, a man with two romantic interests, his current love Margery and his "cast-off mistress" Mauxalinda. Although this work was meant as a satire of the artificiality and overblown sentimentality of contemporary Italian opera, it was transcended by its score, the only one of Lampe's operas to survive in its entirety.
Biographical/historical: Although these illustrations do not include the artist's name or signature, they may have been engraved by George Bickham, 1706?-1771, for the song collection The musical entertainer, the first edition of which appeared in 1737.
Print is numbered at top right: 4.
Funding: Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : 40 x 25 cm. or smaller, image 11 x 19 cm.
Black & white
Description
Illustrated sheet music for a song from the burlesque opera The dragon of Wantley containing music for accompanied voice and flute. The illustration depicts the principal male character, Moore of Moore-Hall (described in the libretto as a valiant knight), costumed in the tonnelet, a short hoop-skirt worn by male ballet dancers in the eighteenth-century.
Type of Resource
Still image
Notated music
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 771303668
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19477877
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 943e20b0-8829-0130-17f9-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1730: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1730. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/caddc6b0-9b1a-0130-e83d-58d385a7bbd0

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 28, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/caddc6b0-9b1a-0130-e83d-58d385a7bbd0

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1730). Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle] Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/caddc6b0-9b1a-0130-e83d-58d385a7bbd0

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Moor[e] circulating the cheerful glass [song from Act I: Zeno, Plato, Aristotle]