Prelude in D minor, IWB 18 (Babell, William)

Authorship Note
The attribution of this work to Babell is conjecture; see below, Comments

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Work Title Prelude in D minor
Alternative. Title Arpegio Adagio
Composer Babell, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 18
Key D minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1711-17 ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation keyboard

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Found in a manuscript from the Handel/Coke collection, this piece is unattributed to a composer. It is found as the opening prelude to a lesson in D minor by John Christopher Pepusch, However it is very similar in style to the other preludes by William Babell. Considering that Pepusch was his teacher it seems likely Babell is the composer, though Pepusch might also be a contender.