The music is lost, but the libretto survives, and that is enough to account for the collapse.
He also seized the opportunity of offering him a libretto for a new oratorio.
The summer was devoted to the composition of Belshazzar, for which Jennens had supplied the libretto.
In writing the libretto I had become acquainted with the actresses.
I do not claim that our libretto was good poetry but it served as a vehicle for the tunes.
He did not notice that the binding which held the libretto was tricolored.
And he has written a grand opera on a mediæval theme to his own libretto.
The libretto is not above criticism; it strikes us that there is not enough of it.
How little a libretto interprets an opera; how little we care even to read it!
Let Caesar claim the writing of the libretto, if it be Caesar's!