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Thomas Vincent

A Sett of Familiar Lessons for the Harpsicord, Op. 2 [1755]


edited by Michael Talbot
Leaflet Music example No. 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example No. 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example No. 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example No. 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example No. 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example No. 6 (pdf)

This set of six short, two-movement keyboard sonatinas, entitled ‘lessons’ in the traditional English manner, come from a hitherto overlooked publication by a composer already well known and appreciated for his slightly earlier oboe sonatas. They evidence the same gifts for melody and musical construction as the wind sonatas, but show in addition a flair for effective keyboard writing and an ability to spring welcome musical surprises. The pieces are partly backward-looking (with allemandes and gigues), partly in the emergent early Classical style (with ‘singing Allegros’ and movements in minuet rhythm). Technically not difficult, Vincent’s lessons offer good teaching material, but they have equal potential as recital pieces.

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Leaflet Descriptive leaflet (pdf)

Six Sonatinas for keyboard, Op. 2
hh481.sol · ISMN 979 0 708146 92 6 · ISBN 978-1-910359-82-2
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