VINCENT NOVELLO - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 8/1844 - HFSID 101291
VINCENT NOVELLO Nine original sacred chants by the organist and composer Autograph Musical Manuscript signed: "Composed by Vincent Novello/ August 1844" and inscribed and signed: "For my brother Chant-Composer, Mr.
Sale Price $1,530.00
VINCENT NOVELLO Nine original sacred chants by the organist and composer Autograph Musical Manuscript signed: "Composed by Vincent Novello/ August 1844" and inscribed and signed: "For my brother Chant-Composer, Mr. Pickering, of Royston,/ with my best wishes for the perfect restoration of his health./ V.N. Octr 1844", in black ink, 2¼p, 10x8. Titled "Cathedral Chants", by the composer himself, Novello has penned nine complete chants. He included the following note explaining the inspiration behind the chants: "The first seven chants popped into my noodle, one after the other, while I was looking round me on the beautiful scenery, from the top of the coach, in my pleasant journey from Scarborough to York, on Thursday morning, August 22nd 1844. I should probably have gone on amusing myself with trying to think of a dozen more comparatively new chants if this delightful & picturesque ride had continued for an additional hour or two. On my arrival at York, I scribbled down the chants I had been thinking about, as a little memorandum of my agreeable journey". In 1811, English composer and organist Vincent Novello (1781-1861) arranged a collection of sacred music and founded the publishing house of Novello & Co. He is well-remembered for introducing British classical music listeners to previously unknown compositions of Haydn and Mozart. In addition, Novello was an original member and frequent conductor of the Philharmonic Society. Lightly foxed. Pages are affixed at their juncture by a mounting strip, but there is now a 1-inch separation and slight paper scuff in blank area at bottom. Mid-vertical fold. Lightly creased. Lightly soiled. Printed biography (2½x¾) affixed on verso, with light shows through to blank area of last page. Slightly nicked edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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