Elisabetta de Gambarini

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Elisabetta de Gambarini, 1748

Elisabetta de Gambarini (1731–1765) was an English composer, singer, organist and harpsichordist of the 18th century born in London of an Italian father, Charles Gambarini.

She took part as a soprano in Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus at 1 April 1747. She left two books of harpsichord works, published in 1748 :

  • Opus 1 : Six sets of lessons for the harpsichord in three movements
  • Opus 2 : Lessons for the harpsichord intermixed with Italian and English songs; in one movement only.


  • Lessons for the harpsichord by Paule van Parys (Pavane ADW7395 )
  • Complete works for harpsichord by Anthony Noble