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MUSIC MANUSCRIPT. Music manuscript on paper, clarinet parts for accompaniments to the Mass (a few passages marked 'violino' and 'chorus'), [France, early 18th Century], the majority in a single hand, paginated 1-63 (lacking pp.21-2), a number of extra passages or transcriptions interleaved or pasted over in a less educated hand, approximately 66 chants in total, a prefatory page explaining with uncertain spelling how to approach the different keys ('Pour avoir plus taux fait tous ce qui En fa Et En sol y Doit Ce Cervir de la Clarinette en b et jouer Comme il Et marqué Sur le Livre tous Ce qui et en re mineur egalement'), the final section of the manuscript comprising approximately 30 secular melodies apparently for violin ('les Soeurs Chinoises', 'les plaisirs militaires', 'la liegeoise' etc) in a third distinct hand, paginated 79-109 and 1-5, altogether approximately 98 pages, oblong 8vo (145 x 185mm), a few blanks (stained and worn). IN A RICHLY GILT CONTEMPORARY BINDING; gold-to
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MUSIC MANUSCRIPT. Music manuscript on paper, clarinet parts for accompaniments to the Mass (a few passages marked 'violino' and 'chorus'), [France, early 18th Century], the majority in a single hand, paginated 1-63 (lacking pp.21-2), a number of extra passages or transcriptions interleaved or pasted over in a less educated hand, approximately 66 chants in total, a prefatory page explaining with uncertain spelling how to approach the different keys ('Pour avoir plus taux fait tous ce qui En fa Et En sol y Doit Ce Cervir de la Clarinette en b et jouer Comme il Et marqué Sur le Livre tous Ce qui et en re mineur egalement'), the final section of the manuscript comprising approximately 30 secular melodies apparently for violin ('les Soeurs Chinoises', 'les plaisirs militaires', 'la liegeoise' etc) in a third distinct hand, paginated 79-109 and 1-5, altogether approximately 98 pages, oblong 8vo (145 x 185mm), a few blanks (stained and worn). IN A RICHLY GILT CONTEMPORARY BINDING; gold-tooled calf, central strapwork arabesque in a panel with a semé of fleurons and corner-tools with florid urns, in a wide border with laurel sprays against a ground of stars with acorn corner-tools (rebacked to style, small repairs).

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MUSIC MANUSCRIPT. Music manuscript on paper, clarinet parts for accompaniments to the Mass (a few passages marked 'violino' and 'chorus'), [France, early 18th Century], the majority in a single hand, paginated 1-63 (lacking pp.21-2), a number of extra passages or transcriptions interleaved or pasted over in a less educated hand, approximately 66 chants in total, a prefatory page explaining with uncertain spelling how to approach the different keys ('Pour avoir plus taux fait tous ce qui En fa Et En sol y Doit Ce Cervir de la Clarinette en b et jouer Comme il Et marqué Sur le Livre tous Ce qui et en re mineur egalement'), the final section of the manuscript comprising approximately 30 secular melodies apparently for violin ('les Soeurs Chinoises', 'les plaisirs militaires', 'la liegeoise' etc) in a third distinct hand, paginated 79-109 and 1-5, altogether approximately 98 pages, oblong 8vo (145 x 185mm), a few blanks (stained and worn). IN A RICHLY GILT CONTEMPORARY BINDING; gold-tooled calf, central strapwork arabesque in a panel with a semé of fleurons and corner-tools with florid urns, in a wide border with laurel sprays against a ground of stars with acorn corner-tools (rebacked to style, small repairs).
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