The Prelude to 'Vo' far guerra' (Babell, William)

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Work Title The Prelude to 'Vo' far guerra'
Alternative. Title Prelude in G major
Composer Babell, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 12
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord
External Links Add MS 71209

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This piece comes from the manuscript Add MS 71209. RISM has "possibly" by William Babell for the prelude, though stylistically it matches other similar pieces known to be by Babell and it is written in Babell's own hand. It also uses similar material found in Babell's arrangement of Handel's aria Vo' far guerra. In the original manuscript this is the first movement of a two movement work where what follows is a slightly different version of Vo' far guerra from the one Babell published in his Suits of the Most Celebrated Lessons Collected and Fitted to the Harpsicord or Spinnet.