[London]: [n.p.], [ca. 1760]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title with dedication), 25, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Violin part with basso continuo accompaniment.
Some soiling, staining, and wear, heavier to title and final blank page; minor foxing and show-through; several small tears with slight loss to upper margin of title.
BUC p. 10 and RISM A454 (no copies in the U.S., 2 copies in Britain only, at the British Museum and the Royal College of Music).
According to Grove Music Online, the Sonate, op. 1 were originally published as Six Solos in London in 1751. Cf. Six solos for a violin with a thoroughbass for the harpsichord... Opera 1st (25 pp.), London, John Johnson, , BUC p. 10 and RISM A453.
"Agus was an Italian composer and violinist. By 1748 he was in London, where his orchestral career lasted over half a century. He was particularly in demand as a composer of ballet music for the Italian opera, and by 1758 works by him were included in the anthology known as Hasse’s Comic Tunes. A selection from the eighth volume is entirely by him, and between 1768 and 1788 he published no fewer than seven further books of opera dances. In addition to publishing collections of his own vocal and instrumental music, Agus edited Six Favourite Overtures in 8 Parts (London, 1762) containing works by Cocchi, Galuppi, Jommelli and Graun. His sonatas and trios are fluent essays in the Tartini idiom, with judicious use of double stopping. However, public taste was best suited by his flair for brief but tuneful dance movements in a variety of styles, the tambourin being especially favoured." John A. Parkinson and Simon McVeigh in Grove Music Online. Item #26966
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