- Owain Edwards
(fl London, 1739–48). Italian editor and music teacher. He is known through two publications that appeared in London in the mid-18th century. The first, Essercizi per gravicembalo di Don Domenico Scarlatti, a handsome edition mostly engraved by Fortier, with an ornate frontispiece by Jacopo Amigoni, carries this warning: ‘Beware of incorrect printed Editions, a Scandal in this great Nation, and let not its fundamental Principles of Liberty and Prosperity be abus'd by vile Worms that gnaw the Fruit of others ingenious Labour and Expence’. Scola's other piece of work, published by Walsh, is Venetian Ballad's Compos'd by Sigr Hasse and all the Celebrated Italian Masters; it appeared in three volumes, 1742–8, and is introduced by Scola's dedication in Italian to ‘Carlo Sackvill Conte di Middlesex’. In 1744 Scola was a governor of the Fund for the Support of Decay'd Musicians and their Families. The only record of his being a performer himself appears in the advertisement for the Scarlatti ...