A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick (Geminiani, Francesco)



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Publisher. Info. London: [the Author], 1749.
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Work Title A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick
Alternative. Title
Composer Geminiani, Francesco
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 sections/pieces:
  1. Preface
  2. An Introduction to a good Taste in Musick
  3. Examples (ornamentation etc.)
  4. Song 1. The Lass of Peaty's Mill
  5. Song 2. The Night her silent Sable wore (or She rose and loot me in)
  6. Song 3. When Phoebus bright (or Leader Haughs and Yarrows)
  7. Song 4. O Bessy Bell
  8. Sonata 1. The Broom of Cowdenknows - Bonny Christie - Grave - Presto
  9. Sonata 2. Bush Aboon Traquair
  10. Sonata 3. The last Time I came o'er the Moor - Allegro
  11. Air 1. Auld Bob Morrice - Allegro
  12. Air 2. The Country Lass - Allegro
  13. Air 3. Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament - Allegro
  14. Air 4. Sleepy Body
First Publication. 1749
Language English
Dedication His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Songs: voice, 2 flutes ad lib., 2 violins, viola, continuo; harpsichord (continuo examples in treatise); Sonatas: 2 violins, continuo; Airs: violin/flute, continuo (or harpsichord solo)