Natum vidimus. Musical manuscript. Late 18th century. Of unknown provenance, but in the Italian tradition. ANON.

Natum vidimus. Musical manuscript. Late 18th century. Of unknown provenance, but in the Italian tradition.

Oblong small folio. Sewn. 7, [i] (blank staves) pp. Signature of two bifolia; second leaf of inner bifolium excised and replaced with new single leaf glued to remnant of original leaf. Notated in black ink on ten-stave paper. Unpaginated. No watermarks. No ascription.

A composing manuscript. Five-stave systems (first 12 measures: two-stave systems; accompaniment only). Parts not identified but implied: three sopranos (each with separate text underlay) and piano. Piano staves marked with G and F clefs, key signature (F major), and time signature (6/8) at the outset; vocal staves unmarked (C1 clefs implied). Left hand staff primarily of piano, right hand staff partially blank. Other parts occasionally sketched on "incorrect" staves: untexted (probably instrumental) parts on Soprano 3 staff in introduction; texted (probably choral) parts on piano staves on p. 6. No double bar at the end, but vocal parts end on a held chord on the tonic after a perfect authentic cadence. Occasional corrections. Incomplete.

Some soiling; small scattered ink stains, one to p. 4 larger.

A setting of the third responsory at Matins for Christmas Day. We have been unable to trace further sources of this composition, possibly never completed. Item #27203

Price: $175.00  other currencies

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