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The Complete Serve at Tenebrae, Comprising the Lamentations for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, in Holy Week, The Psalm Benedictus, and the Miserere, The whole newly arranged and harmonized and inscribed to his friend Mr. Gramshaw, Cantor and Director of the Choir, at St. Patrick's Chapel By Vincent Novello, Organist to the Royal Portuguese Embassy... Price 10/6. [Piano-vocal score]
London: For the Editor, 1827. Novello was an "organist, choirmaster, conductor, teacher, editor, publisher composer, collector and antiquarian... In c 1797, on Webbe's recommendation he was appointed organist to the Portuguese Embassy chapel in South Street, Grosvenor Square, where his brother Francis was already principal bass. He held this office until 1824 and made the chapel famous and fashionable partly through regular performances of Haydn's and Mozart's masses... [He] was a member of the Philharmonic Society from its foundation in 1813, but served as director once only, in 1818... In 1808 Novello married Mary Sabilla Hehl (b 17 Aug 1787; d Nice, 25 July 1854), a gifted woman of German-Irish descent; through her immense vitality their home became a centre for a wide circle of friends drawn from the literary, artistic and musical worlds. Charles and Mary Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Shelley, William Hazlitt, Charles Cowden Clarke and his pupils Keats and Edward Holmes were among those who were drawn into such musical evenings as Lamb described in 'A Chapter on Ears' (Essays of Elia, 1823); later the young Mendelssohn and the brilliant singer Maria Malibran brought fresh life to these gatherings... Novello found his true vocation as editor and publisher by serving the expanding market for the study and performance of music... His series of masses by Haydn and Mozart (1819-24) was... published, as his daughter stated, 'at his own cost of time and money, in order to introduce them, in accessible form, among his countrymen in England." Rosemary Hughes and Fiona M. Palmer in Grove Music Online.. Folio. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-42 pp. With secondary pagination to some numbers. With the composer's autograph initials to foot of title and with a signed autograph inscription from Novello to Mr. Gramshaw, "With Vincent Novello's kind remembrance April 9, 1829," in ink to upper right corner of title. With an autograph letter from Novello to Gramshaw laid down to blank page preceeding first page of music: "I have done myself the pleasure of inscribing my last little book (The Service at "Tenebrae") to you, and I flatter myself you will not be displeased at finding from this token that I have not forgotten 'old times' when we were choir-boys together at the Spanish Chapel. Annexed you will find the presentation copy, which I beg you will do me the favor to accept..." With a manuscript note below the letter relating to the work, in all likelihood in Gramshaw's hand, and with an English translation of the Latin text throughout in the same hand. This edition not located on COPAC.Autograph initials to foot of title and inscription to head of title trimmed. Bound with: Novello. The Evening Service, being A Collection of Pieces appropriate to Vespers, Complin & Tenebrae, Including the whole of the Gregorian Hymns for every principal Festival throughout the Year, Composed, Selected & Arranged With a Separate Accompaniment for the Organ, & respectfully Inscribed to the Honble. Edward Petre, By Vincent Novello... Book [6, 8, 10] Price 10s. 6d. each Book. [Piano-vocal score]. London: For the Editor [WMs 1827, 1828]. Book 6: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] ("Index to the first six Books of Novello's Evening Service"), 2-32 pp. Book 8: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-31, [i] (blank) pp. Book 10: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Index to Novello's Evening Service, Books 7-12," verso blank), 35, [i] (blank) pp. With Novello's autograph initials to foot of title of each book; also with Gramshaw's initials to foot of title of Book 10. Bound with: Novello. Mozart's Masses, with an Accompaniment for the Organ, arranged from the Full Score, By Vincent Novello... No. [13, 16]... Price [8/]. [Piano-vocal scores]. London: W. Galloway... and Longman & Bates [WM 1824]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-35, [i] (blank) pp. Contains the Kyrie and Gloria; 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 31, [i] (blank) pp. With Gramshaw's initials to foot of titles together with an unidentified monogrammatic signature. Köchel Anhang C1.03 (Anhgang 186). Bound with: Novello. Haydn's Masses, with an Accompaniment for the Organ, Arranged from the Full Score and respectfully inscribed by permission to His Serene Highness The Prince of Esterhazy by Vincent Novello... No. [1]. Price 12/. [Piano-vocal score]. London: W. Galloway... and Longham & Bates [WM 1824]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-56 pp. Folio. Quarter maroon leather with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. Music engraved throughout. Binding worn and rubbed; spine cracking; head and tail of spine frayed; endpapers creased; small bookseller's label to lower inner margin of front pastedown; annotations in both pencil and ink to endpapers; some signatures split.
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