Prodromus Optatae Pacis:

Pez (Johann Christoph)

Prodromus Optatae Pacis:

Sive Psalmi de Dominicis, & Beata Virgine In Officio Vespertino decantari soliti, & secundum Genium ac Stylum modernum conoinne compositi 4 Voc. Concert. & totidem Rip. nec non tribus Instrum. & duplici Basso Generali... Opus Secundum. Basso Continuo pro Organo.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 44 pages of single-stave printed music for figured bass, predominantly bass clef, with occasional tenor and soprano clef pitch indications, with decorated first initial, head- and tail-pieces and printer's device on final leaf, free endpaper with contemporary inscription, pp. [ii], [48], [ii], small 4to, contemporary marbled wrappers, cover, half detached, with composer and 'Organo' inscribed in pencil, rubbed,

Publication Details: Augsburg, Johann Christoph Wagner, 1703

Notes: The bass accompaniment for 11 psalms by Johann Christoph Pez, composing, at this point, for the court of Prince Maximilian Emmanual, Elector of Bavaria, having previously served as Kapellmeister to the Archbisop-Elector of Cologne, and having studied in Rome with Corelli. Though his reputation has faded, Pez was well regarded amongst his contemporaries and, in a lyric poem written by Telemann, is mentioned alongside Handel as a great composer of his era. Only one copy listed on WorldCat (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich). ...more

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Music

Published Date: 1703

Stock Number: 63657

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