Cauvin, Gaspard Alexis
- Lionel Sawkins
( fl 1740–60). French collector, possibly also a professional music copyist . His name is gold-stamped on the covers of 21 volumes containing full scores of 41 of Lalande's grands motets and smaller sacred works (vols.i–xx in F-V , Ms mus 216–35 and vol.xxi in Pn , Rés Vmb ms 16) and on two volumes of printed music in a private collection (see D. Herlin, Collection Musicale François Lang: Catalogue, Paris, 1993). The printed volumes are copies of cantatas by L.-N. Clérambault, published in 1714–26 and the Premier livre de sonates of J.-M. Leclair, the elder, published in 1723. If Cauvin was also the copyist as well as the owner of the Lalande volumes (which are watermarked 1742), his career extended as late as 1757, when the same hand is seen in the copy of Rameau's Les surprises de l'Amour ( F-Pn , Vm2 386), and in nine other volumes of the Decroix collection of Rameau's works. This hand is also seen in manuscripts (in ...