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[CORELLI, Arcangelo]. [Two volumes of eighteenth-century manuscript music].

[s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., late eighteenth-century]
Quarto. Manuscript on partially pre-engraved paper, with the initial 'Sonata' to recto and verso of first leaf and verso of all remaining leaves. In two volumes. [49] leaves; [49] leaves. Contemporary panelled English panelled calf, lettered in gilt to upper board of Vol. I 'Basso Violino Corelli', and to Vol. II 'Basso Continue Corelli'. Extremities rubbed. Slight offsetting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Two volumes, handsomely bound in contemporary English calf, of late eighteenth-century manuscript musical notation transcribing 48 separately numbered sonatas for the bass violin composed by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), with the accompanying basso continuo notation in figured bass. The Italian born Corelli was one of the preeminent figures of the Baroque, his music being vital to the development of the modern genres of sonata and concerto, the first coalescing of modern tonality and functional harmony, and in establishing the prominence of the violin in orchestral performance.
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref: 19129