A Lesson in D major (Babell, William)


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General Information

Work Title Prelude and Aria
Alternative. Title
Composer Babell, William
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections
1. [Prelude in D major]
2. Conti: Aria ("Caro bene" from Clotilda)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1715 or earlier
First Publication. 1716 (similar arrangement to that in part 2, published by Babell)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord, organ, piano
External Links 1. Ms copy, Add. MS 71209, British Library
2. RISM 806252231

Misc. Comments

This two movement work comes from the manuscript Add MS 71209. The prelude is an original work by Babell while the second movement is an arrangement by Babell of the aria Caro Bene from the opera Clotilda by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti. The original work has no title.

RISM has "possibly" by William Babell for the prelude, though stylistically it matches other similar pieces known to be by Babell and is in Babell's own hand.