HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH Missa di Hayden.
Contemporary scribal manuscript of the partiture for the E-flat major Mass no. 5 for organ. 19th century marbled boards. 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (22 x 29 cm); 62 ff., all but the recto of the first leaf (which bears the title and a collector's note of ownership) hand-ruled in staves. Some wear to binding, minor toning, generally in excellent condition. Early ownership "Ex Bibliotheca M. Bottée de Toulmon" written on the first leaf and stamped on the first page of music; bookplate with initials AB.
An attractive early manuscript of Haydn's "Grosse Orgelsolomesse" of 1768/9, written for the Esterházy court, with the organ part that Haydn himself likely played, from the library of Bottée de Toulmon, the French writer on music and librarian of the Conservatorio (Berlioz was his sub-librarian). Notated in brown ink, generally with 13 single-stave systems per page.
C From the Collection of Rudolf Serkin
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