Item #39573 Autograph musical manuscript full score, signed and dated 1740 from the composer's Statui ei dominus for 4 voices, strings, and figured bass. Giovanni Carlo Maria CLARI.

Autograph musical manuscript full score, signed and dated 1740 from the composer's Statui ei dominus for 4 voices, strings, and figured bass

Oblong folio (284 x 222 mm). Sewn. 7, [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on 10-stave rastrum-ruled paper, "Di Gio:[vanni] Carlo M.[ari]a Clari. 1740" to the upper inner margin of the first page.

An introit in three sections, scored for two violins, viola, SATB choir, and basso continuo:
- Statui ei dominus [3/8]
- Memento domine Davis [C]
- Alleluia [3/8)

Slightly worn, browned, soiled, and stained; first leaf with small tear to lower margin repaired with archival tape; minor loss to upper inner corner with paper repair and "No. 10." in manuscript, not affecting notation; final leaf with minor loss to upper inner margin with paper repair, just touching notation; some oxidation to final leaf affecting several noteheads and two words of text; hole to inner margin with loss of 1-2 notes.

Bibliothèque nationale de France (F-Pn MS-1705 (RISM ID: 840010858). Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky, Musiksammlung (M A/796, RISM ID: 450027461). The only other known source is held by the Pisa Cathedral (A Pisa D. 207), where Clari was employed from 1723 to 1754. Saville: "Liturgical music of Giovanni Clari: An Annotated Index" in Fontes Artis Musicae, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1968, January-April), p. 22.

Clari, an Italian composer and instrumentalist, became "maestro di cappella of Pisa Cathedral in 1723. Popular with the aristocracy of Pistoia for at least a decade after his departure, he returned to the city several times a year to direct and compose music for various important social events (see Grundy Fanelli). Clari remained in Pisa, producing a wealth of religious music, until his death in 1754. ... Clari's most famous compositions, cited frequently in works of later theorists as fine examples of the genre, are his vocal chamber duets and trios. There are copies, both manuscript and printed, in libraries all over Europe. ... His fame now rests almost entirely on the six duets that Handel incorporated into his own Theodora (1750)." Jean Grundy Fanelli in Grove Music Online

While Clari's music circulated widely in copies in the 18th century, few autograph manuscripts are known, with only 4 recorded in RISM.

Very rare.

Item #39573

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