Lot 217
  • 217

Haydn, Joseph

150,000 - 200,000 GBP
269,000 GBP
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  • Haydn, Joseph
  • Autograph manuscript of the final chorus of the Esterh&aacute;zy Cantata "<em>Qual dubbio ormai"</em> [Hob.XXIVa:4]
THE WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF THE COMPLETE CHORUS 'Scenda propizio un raggio', in full score, for 2 horns in A, 2 oboes, strings and four-part chorus, notated in brown ink on eleven staves per page, with Italian words, autograph title in the upper left-hand corner of the first page ("Coro"), comprising eighty-nine bars of music, with Haydn's autograph marking "Da Capo fin al Segno" at the end, unsigned, but with Haydn's customary subscription ("Laus Deo"), with a number of erasures and autograph corrections and emendations; the manuscript also has some discreet additions and revisions in another hand, dating from the early nineteenth century, written in a darker brown ink than Haydn's, including new Latin words (most of these erased)

10 pages, plus final blank leaf, folio (c.33.8 x 22.5cm), 12-stave paper, hand-drawn staves, paginated by Aloys Fuchs in red ink ("38"-"47"), no place or date [Eisenstadt, December 1764], the additions probably early nineteenth century, nineteenth-century cream wrappers, bearing Fuchs's elaborate note of authentication ("...Für die vollkommne Aechtheit dieser Handschrift bürgt Aloys Fuchs. Mitglied der K.K. Hofkapelle in Wien. 6/1 1851."), horizontal and vertical fold, light browning to outer leaves