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treewind Beggar's Opera (John Gay) (17) RE: Beggar's Opera (John Gay) 14 May 14

Are there any actual Handel tunes in it?
It was written as a reaction against Handel's lavish opera productions featuring outrageously expensive Italian soloists, and contains occasional parodies of Handelian "Italian opera" style - but does it use any of his actual melodies?

At least one song from the opera, Cease your Funning reappears as the morris tune Constant Billy.

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