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Boyce, William: The Shepherd’s Lottery, 1751

Ref: LC4 ISBN: 9780852497708 ISMN: 9790220201677 Categories: , , By:


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.

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