Nicolas Dôthel [sonatas]

Scope and Content

"Manuscript Trios / 1mo No 1"

Parts. 1st flute part book of sonatas arranged in 8 sets. Set 1 contains 12 sonatas, the others 6 sonatas each. No attributions within. Numbers 1, 2, 5, 7 and 10 of set 1 are respectively numbers 1, 2, 5, 4 and 3 of Nicolas Dôthel's "Six sonatas or duets for two German flutes" (M.C vol. 287), published in London by Thompson & Son, [1758] (see printed catalogue, p. 65).

Title from pasted slip on front cover.

Casing: board wrapped in Dutch Marble, leather spine with blind tooling. 12-stave MS paper. Evidently in two hands. The scribe of sets 4 and 5 has numbered the bars at the end of each movement. "H Mackworth / 1777" on inner front cover. "1st Set", "2nd" Set", etc. On f. 13r, "2nd Set. / Flauto Travso:". Preceding the fourth set, f. 31r "No: 175, e 180". "4th Set." on ff. 37v and 38v (both blank, following music from this set). Foliation added when catalogued.