Divertimento in A major, W.Va:A1 (Vanhal, Johann Baptist)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes From Czech National Library RISM 550500527 (has more direct manuscriptorium.com directly to this divertimento's page, btw) Manuscript copy, late 18th century, by Josef Cyril Strachota.
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General Information

Work Title Divertimento in A
Alternative. Title
Composer Vanhal, Johann Baptist
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. W.Va:A1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJV 6
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Menuetto
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

Divertimento ex A# a Violino Primo, Violino Secundo, AltoViola, con Basso. Del Sig: Wannhall. Ex Musicalibus Josephi Cyrilli Strachota mppria

"basso" is not basso continuo in most music of the classical era (unless you see figures). Nor, contrary e.g. to the classification of a number of works of the period as having double-bass parts ("quartets" for 2 violins, viola and double-bass), does it usually mean contrabass. It was, in fact, a common term for "violoncello". (The fact that the line will go below low "E" in many of these works - impossible on a 4-string db - is usually a signal of this. Note the low "D" at the end of the trio, "basso" part, this divertimento.)