Oblong folio, 8.75 x 11/25" (223 x 289 mm.). [i] (autograph title), 12 pp. autograph music. Notated in ink on 12-staves ruled in blue.
With occasional corrections in pencil, "2099" to foot of title page.
Soiled; slightly worn and creased; first leaf detached.
The British Library holds another manuscript of the present work. No lifetime published editions located, although COPAC records an edition published by Augener (plate number 11215) in ca. 1898.
Born in Birmingham, Bache went to London in 1849 as a private pupil of Sterndale Bennett, going on to study to composition for more than three years. "When he played the Allegro of an unpublished piano concerto of his own in June 1852, Henry Chorley was moved to remark: ‘We have met with no Englishman more likely to give us the English composer for whom we have so long been waiting than Mr Bache’... Bache’s piano music has many qualities of his master, Sterndale Bennett, with a pleasant freshness and vitality to compensate for a certain lack of solidity and substance. He was most at ease in the virtuoso concert piece." Nicholas Temperley in Grove Music Online. Item #31183
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