A Lesson in D major (Babell, William)
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|Work Title||Prelude and Aria|
|Year/Date of Composition||1715 or earlier|
|First Publication||1716 (similar arrangement to that in part 2, published by Babell)|
|Instrumentation||harpsichord, organ, piano|
|External Links||1. |
This two movement work comes from the manuscript Add MS 71209. The prelude is an original work by Babell while the second movement is an arrangement by Babell of the aria Caro Bene from the opera Clotilda by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti. The original work has no title.
RISM has "possibly" by William Babell for the prelude, though stylistically it matches other similar pieces known to be by Babell and is in Babell's own hand.