A Cantata [Musical manuscript]. John STANLEY.

A Cantata [Musical manuscript]

Imitated from the Italian of Guarini

[ca. 1760-1780].

Tall folio (38 x 27 cm). Contemporary stiff wrappers with titling "Cantata's" in ink to upper and lower. [5], [6] (blank), [1] pp. Notated in black ink on heavy laid paper, watermark of a shield with fleur-de-lis, Christogram "IHS," and the name of the papermaker "I VILLEDARY."

The Cantata on the first five pages consists of an Air, Recitative, and Air ("Who'll Buy a Heart") from Stanley's Cantatas, Op. 8, published in 1748.

The last page consists of 10 measures of music in keyboard score, followed by text without notation, entitled "The Charms of Jabel - Dr. Arne," with text commencing "Fair is the Swan."

Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled; very minor worming, just touching text in a few instances but not affecting music.

Unrecorded in Parkinson.

See Heawood 1835-6 and Churchill 407 for Dutch papermaker Jean Villedary.

Item #35858

Price: $175.00  other currencies

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