Twelve Voluntaries, For the Organ or Piano forte. William RUSSELL.

Twelve Voluntaries, For the Organ or Piano forte

Composed & respectfully dedicated by Permission to the Governors & Guardians of the Foundling Hospital, by William Russell, Organist of the Foundling & of St. Ann's Limehouse ... Price 10.6.

London: Printed for the Author by Clementi & Compy. [1804].

Oblong folio. Modern paper boards with printed title label to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 49, [i] (blank) pp.

Slightly worn, soiled, and thumbed; minor offsetting throughout; title partially detached. Lacks list of subscribers.

First Edition. Scarce (5 copies only in the U.S.)

The first of two sets of voluntaries by English organist and composer William Russell, who "pioneered organ improvements, which were carried out by his father [organ builder Hugh Russell]. The new pedals and extended tonal features are exploited in his voluntaries, which represent his most forward-looking compositions; many of them are large-scale, multi-movement works reflecting his fine technique and profound interpretations." Charles Cudworth in Grove Music Online.

Item #35990

Price: $275.00  other currencies

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