Waltzer[!] Favorite de la Reine de Prusse. Musical manuscript. Ca. 1800
by HIMMEL, Friedrich Heinrich 1756-1814
A very popular piece from ca. 1800, transmitted in many sources (both manuscript and printed), with variant readings; most sources have doubled note values and a 3/4 time signature. An undated edition by L. Rudolphus, Hamburg-Altona (RISM H5603) ascribes the composition to Himmel; manuscript sources are without ascription.Himmel was Kapellmeister at the Prussian court in Potsdam from 1795 to his death.. Oblong folio (345 x 260 mm). [i] (exercises), 2 (waltz), [i] (blank) pp. on a bifolium. Notated in black and red ink on 12-stave paper. In D major, 3/8 time. Dynamics and other verbal instructions (but not title) in red ink. No ascription. Partial watermark of a cross in a circle. Undated. A fair copy. First page with 4-part modulation exercises somewhat strangely using the French preposition "en" in connection with German note names (En C, En B, etc.). Exercises on staves 1-10 in ink; final two staves in pencil with corrections in red crayon.Outer leaves somewhat soiled; occasional show-through. (Inventory #: 27211)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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