Preludes for the Piano Forte, in Various Keys, Adapted to the different capacities of Learners, Composed and respectfully inscribed to Miss Ellin Devis by William Dance, Musician in Ordinary to his Majesty... Published October, 1800. Price 6 Shillings. William DANCE.

Preludes for the Piano Forte, in Various Keys, Adapted to the different capacities of Learners, Composed and respectfully inscribed to Miss Ellin Devis by William Dance, Musician in Ordinary to his Majesty... Published October, 1800. Price 6 Shillings.

London: Printed & sold for the Author by L. Lavenu, Music Seller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 29 New Bond Street, October 1800. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout.

With the composer's manuscript initials to lower outer corner of title.

Slightly worn and soiled, especially at edges; inner blank margin of first and last leaves with remnants of early binding; first leaf nearly detached; small stains to final leaf.

First Edition. WorldCat (2 copies only). BUC p. 251. RISM D884.

Dance, an English pianist and violinist, was the grandson of the distinguished architect George Dance (1700–68). He was a violinist at Drury Lane (1771–1774) and at the King’s Theatre (1775-1793). "W.T. Parke, reporting his performance of a piano concerto at the Hanover Square Rooms in 1789, said that he ‘displayed great taste and power of execution’."

"The circular proposing the meeting which led to the formation of the Philharmonic Society was issued by ‘Messrs. Cramer, Corri and Dance’ from Dance’s house on 17 January 1813, and Dance was a director and the treasurer of the society until his death. " H.G. Farmer in Grove Music Online. Item #31197

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