Boyce, William: The Shepherd’s Lottery, 1751
Facsimile: Printed score, Walsh (1751) and libretto, M. Cowper (1751)
Introduction by Robert Bruce
The second of Boyce’s all-sung afterpieces, The Shepherd’s Lottery, opened on 19 November 1751. The Shepherd’s Lottery was performed nightly until 26 November and followed a different play each night. Thereafter it was intermixed with other afterpieces for the rest of the season, which ended in May 1752.