Item #38222 Eight Concertos In Seven Parts for four Violins, one Alto-Viola, a Violoncello, and a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord Dedicated to Lady Milbanke. ... Opera Quarta. [Incomplete set of parts]. Charles AVISON.
Eight Concertos In Seven Parts for four Violins, one Alto-Viola, a Violoncello, and a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord Dedicated to Lady Milbanke. ... Opera Quarta. [Incomplete set of parts]

Eight Concertos In Seven Parts for four Violins, one Alto-Viola, a Violoncello, and a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord Dedicated to Lady Milbanke. ... Opera Quarta. [Incomplete set of parts]

London: Printed for John Johnson, 1755.

Folio. Disbound.

Violin I Concertino: 1f. (frontispiece engraving by C. Grignion after H Gravelot), 1f.( title), 1f. (dedication), 1f. ("Advertisement" with composer's performance notes), [iii] (subscribers list), [i] (blank), [1] (blank) 2-29 pp. Pp. [4] and [17] blank, as issued.

Violoncello with figured bass: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-25 pp.

Remnants of old bindings to spines. Some minor wear and soiling; "4" in manuscript to upper margin of title, with early signature cropped.

First edition. BUC p. 68. RISM A/I/1 A2917 (not distinguishing between issues).

Johnson published two issues; the typography of the title pages to each is quite different, with one including a list of "New Musick for Concerts" available from the publisher, as in the present copy.

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 #38222

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