FRANÇOIS COUPERIN & ARCHANGELO CORELLI

MS 5435
MS Short Title FRANÇOIS COUPERIN & ARCHANGELO CORELLI
Text 1. FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: 25 PIECES FOR HARPSICHORD, INCLUDING LA    NANETTE, LA FLEURIE, LA MILORDISSE, LA VOLUPTUEUSE; ARRANGED    FOR FLUTE 
2. ARCHANGELO CORELLI: GIGA FROM VIOLIN SONATA OP. 5 NO. 5,    ARRANGED FOR FLUTE 
3. CAIX D'HERVELOIS: MUSIC ARRANGED FOR FLUTE 
4. MARIN MARAIS: MUSIC FOR FLUTE 
5. LOUIS MARCHAND: MUSIC FOR FLUTE 
6. BAROQUE MUSIC ARRANGED FOR TWO FLUTES 
7. ARTILIS: TO TRIUMPH OVER MY HEART, FOR FLUTE 
8. THE FOOLISH SCORNFUL NYMPHS, FOR FLUTE 
9. THE WAKEFUL NIGHTINGALE, SET FOR FLUTE BY JOHN WELDON
Description MS in French and English on paper, France, 1720-1730, 152 pp., 19x25 cm, single column, (15x20 cm), baroque notation of 89 compositions on 6 staves, text in cursive script.
Binding France, 1720-1730, green vellum, sewn on 3 thongs. 
Context A similar manuscript in Bibliothèque Nationale de France (MS. F-Pc Rés. F. 1059) has 16 of the Couperin pieces in this MS arranged for two flutes, and taken from the same two collections of 1713 and 1717.
Provenance 1. Quaritch cat. 1390 (2009):15, acquired Dec. 2009.
Commentary The 25 pieces of Couperin (1668-1733) are taken from his first two collections of harpsichord music, which appeared in 1713-1717. In each case only the right hand of the harpsichord piece has been transcribed. The Italian baroque composer Corelli (1653-1713) is unusual in such a collection. The 10 further pieces at the end are in several slightly later English scripts. A sheet pasted onto the rear inside cover contains the printed son "Daphnis and Chloe. A new son" for voice and basso continuo which is unrecorded.
Place of origin France
Dates 1720-1730

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