Item #38220 Six Concertos in Seven Parts for Four Violins, one Alto Viola, a Violoncello and a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord. With general Rules for Playing Instrumental Compositions in Parts, but more especially Calculated for the Use of this Work. Dedicated to Mrs. Ord ... Opera Terza ... MDCCLI. [Incomplete set of parts]. Charles AVISON.

Six Concertos in Seven Parts for Four Violins, one Alto Viola, a Violoncello and a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord. With general Rules for Playing Instrumental Compositions in Parts, but more especially Calculated for the Use of this Work. Dedicated to Mrs. Ord ... Opera Terza ... MDCCLI. [Incomplete set of parts]

London: Printed for John Johnson, 1751.

Folio. Disbound.
Violin I Concertino: 1f. (title), vi (Preface), 1f.( recto subscribers list, verso blank), [1] (blank), 16 pp.
Violin I Ripieno: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp.
Violin II Ripieno: 1f.(title), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp.
Violoncello (with figured bass): 1f. (title), 1f. (recto printed note "To find the just Cords, in Divisions by Supposition ..." with musical example, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-14 pp.

Remnants of old binding to spines. Minor soiling and staining. In very good condition overall.

First edition. BUC p. 68; RISM A/I/1 A2915.

Avison, an English composer, conductor, writer on music, and organist, "was the most important English concerto composer of the 18th century and an original and influential writer on music." Norris L. Stephens in Grove Music Online.

Item #38220

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