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[MANDOLIN - 18th Century - Manuscript]
18th century manuscript collection of music for two and three mandolins
1790. Oblong folio (ca. 245 x 310 mm.) Plain contemporary wrappers. Sewn. 12ff. With watermark of a shield and the name of the Dutch paper maker, Adriaan Rogge.Duets for two treble mandolins notated in a single hand in brown ink on 10-stave music paper, as follows:- Duetto, andante, presto. 1v-2v. In C major- Allegro-moderato, menuetto. 3v-4r. In C major- Duetto, presto. 5v-6v. In D major- Allegro, andante, presto. 7r-8v. In G major- Allegro, andante, allegro. 9v-12r. In B-flat majorTogether with: - Suite in B-flat major: Menuet, balletto, minuetto, balletto, contredance, minuet, giga, menuet, giga, menuet, giga, giga, minuet, giga, minuet. For two mandolins. Oblong folio (ca. 235 x 295 mm). Plain contemporary wrappers. Sewn. [12], [10] pp. Notated in a single hand in brown ink on 10-stave music paper- Trio in D major: Allegretto, andante amoroso, allegro spiritoso. Oblong folio (ca. 240 x 305 mm.) 3 parts consisting of one bifolium each.- Trio in E-flat major: Andante, allegro. Oblong folio (ca. 250 x 300 mm.) 3 parts consisting of one bifolium each.Wrappers slightly stained and creased. Some wear and browning; several tears, some with minor loss; other minor defects. In very good condition overall. No listings in RISM for any of these works.There is relatively little music published for the 5-string mandolin, an instrument played with the fingers rather than with a plectrum as was the case for the Neapolitan mandolin.An interesting collection.
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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