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The Thirty-One Works of Francesco Geminiani

Work 6: The Select Harmony Concertos (1734)

The Thirty-Two Works of Francesco Geminiani

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Work 6: The Select Harmony Concertos (1734)

 

The publication of the Concertos Opus 2 and Opus 3 in 1732 had confirmed Geminianis status as one the foremost composers of instrumental music active in England at the time. Certainly the London music publisher John Walsh wanted to realize profits from this status by publishing further concertos by Geminiani, now not from a score provided by the composer but rather from manuscripts circulating in London. Three concertos – probably early works of the composer – were published as instalments of a series of Select Concertos, in 1734. They were reiussed in a single publication titled Select Harmony, Third Collection, in 1735. This publication also contains an anonymous concerto with two oboe parts that can with certainty be ascribed to Geminiani and certainly a recent work.

 

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The Select Harmony Concertos 1734

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The Select Harmony Concertos 1734 Plates

The Select Harmony Concertos 1734 Appendices

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