Alexanders feast ; or, The power of musick : an ode, wrote in honour of St. Cecilia, by Mr. Dryden ; set to musick by Mr. Handel : with the recitativo's, songs, symphonys and chorus's for voice & instruments ; together with the cantata, duet, and songs, as perform'd at the Theatre Royal, in Covent Garden


Ode with music, describing a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress Thais in the captured Persian city of Persepolis. The music of Timotheus inspires and incites Alexander to burn the city down in revenge for his dead Greek soldiers. For solo vocalists (SSTB), chorus, and orchestra.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: M1530 H35A54 1743
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 score (6 unnumbered pages, 193 pages) ; 35 cm
Alternative title
  • Alexander's feast
  • Power of musick
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.50853, -0.12574
Additional physical characteristics
  • Page 167 missing. List of subscribers on pages 5-6.
Physical repository Collection
  • Printed Music
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • September 21, 2015
Technical note
  • 600 dpi tiffs; TTI Betterlight scanner; Metadata by M. Gaudet and MT.
  • Contact UVic Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original resource and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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