William Corbett
(1675 - 1748)

Corbett : A New set of tunes for the theatre : illustration

A New set of tunes for the theatre
(String band)
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Overture - 2. Aire vivace - 3. Scotch aire Round O - 4. Minuet - 5. 1st lesson - 6. Gavott - 7. Slow aire - 8. Minuet - 9. Boree Round O

London, 1708. No specific play at which this set was used has been identified.

A slightly later version of this set was published in Amsterdam, appended to Corbett's Op. 3 sonatas. It is also available in a discreet edition by notAmos. The pieces therein are rescheduled and retitled for a continental audience. Importantly, that version includes parts for two trumpets or oboes. These generally double the violins, but have independent and compementary material in the Overture. This appears to be another example of a theatre set where the English edition (Harmonia Anglicana) survives with the wind parts detached and mislaid.