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Collins's Ode on the Passions Set to Music by Benjamin Cooke Mus. D. Organist & Master of the Choristers of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, and Organist of St. Martins in the Fields. Price 1L.1s. 0d-. [Full score]
Printed for the Author, London 1784 - Tall folio. Modern gray paper boards with brown paper title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to fellow organizers of the festivities at Westminster Abbey commemorating Handel in 1784, verso blank), 1f. (list of subscribers), 99 (engraved music), [i] (blank) pp. With the autograph signature of the composer ("Ben. Cooke") to foot of first page of music. Subscribers include such distinguished individuals as Samuel Arnold, Charles Burney, John Hawkins, Philip Hayes, Shield, and John Stanley.Spine faded. Minor soiling to corners; title slightly browned and with small tears and minor loss to blank outer edge and corners with archival tape repair. Front pastedown with former owner's name to upper outer corner with erasure beneath, printed bookseller's description of related item. A very good, wide-margined copy. First Edition. BUC p. 213. RISM C3558.Benjamin Cooke was an English organist and composer, son of the music publisher of the same name. "His setting of Collins's Ode on the Passions, though largely untouched by the progressive idiom of its day, minimizes the formality of the aria style and is notable for enterprise in the figuration and above all in the sonority of its instrumental writing, calling for muted strings, obbligato organ and harpsichord, harp, cymbals, triangle, carillon and tibiae pares (representing the double flutes of classical Greece." Watkins Shaw and Gerald Gifford in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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