Nicola Matteis [Dances, parts for 2nd violin]

Scope and Content

"2 Treble". Parts (2nd vn). See catalogue entry for 442/39b for further details. The title is from the front endpaper (in pencil); all items are anonymous in this source. Casing: leather with gold tooling. 4-stave MS paper. Paper differs from 442/39b and 442/39c: watermark includes the fleur-de-lis, but has a "D" and an arrow rather than "P T". In a single hand (which differs from vols 442/39b and 442/39c); but a later hand has copied f. 65v.

The contents are not identical with the other copy of the second treble, 442/39c: concordances are given in the individual entries for 442/39b, while the one additional air in 442/39d is noted below. In addition, there are some differences in rhythmic details and written-out ornamentation.

"The Rover in the Opera of Rinaldo By Isabella" (442/39d only), on 65v

Incipit: "Bel piacere è godere"

Incomplete (bars 1-6 only). In a different hand. Isabella Girardeau sang this aria in the 1711 London premiere of G. F. Handel's opera.

Key: C

Tempo: 3/8

Medium: vn?