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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Mein Heiland, Herr und Fürst!
source: No. 103 of TWV 5:1 – Brockes Passion
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score is for an alto singer, violins, bass and treble recorder. In my edition I assembled all the parts in the harpsichord with the exception of the recorder.
The recorder part is quite interesting, first for its range, typical of Telemann, but especially for the the double version from measure 34 onwards: Telemann added a simplified version, likely considering the main one too difficult for some players.
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Giorgio Mainerio (c. 1535 - 1582):  La Fiamenga
source: Recueil de danseries, contenant presque toutes sortes de danses (Antwerp 1583)
scoring: TTBF
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643):  Ciaccona. Deh, vien da me, pastorella
source: Arie musicali per cantarsi nel gravicimbalo e tiorba a una, a dua, e a tre voci (Florence 1630)
scoring: TT (Bc)
All the continuo figures are editorial: skilled keyboard players may ignore them throughout the piece.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643):  Aria di Passacaglia. Così mi disprezzate
source: Arie musicali per cantarsi nel gravicimbalo e tiorba a una, a dua, e a tre voci (Florence 1630)
scoring: A (Bc)
The original score is in D minor.
All the continuo figures are editorial: skilled keyboard players may ignore them throughout the piece.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 - 1745):  Allegro in F major
source: Concerto di sonate a violino, violoncello e cembalo. Op. 4 (Modena 1701)
scoring: AB (Bc)
The original score for violin, cello and continuo is in G major.
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 - 1745):  Sonata Duodecima. Follia
source: Concerto di sonate a violino, violoncello e cembalo. Op. 4 (Modena 1701)
scoring: A (Cello, Bc)
This is a very interesting version of the Follia.
It begins in common time and the theme lasts 8 measures. Vitali does not use the Corelli melody yet; he only exploits the harmonic structure of the ground until measure 105, when suddenly the triple time and the familiar melody devised by Corelli are introduced and the ground lasts 16 measures.
Both the violin and the cello have their virtuoso exploits throughout the composition; for this reason, I have decided not to transpose the sonata for the treble recorder, but just adapt it preserving the original key of D minor. In this way the cello part is exactly the original one.
If we want to play this sonata without the cello, the left hand of the harpsichord could play the cello part instead of the plain continuo bass line.
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Orazio Vecchi (1550 - 1605):  Or che ’l ciel e la terr’e ’l vento tace
source: Le veglie di Siena, overo i varii umori della musica moderna (Venice 1604)
scoring: SSATTB
The original madrigal is in G, a tone lower.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Cupido, tu vedi la pena dell’alma, Air
source: Cantata «Che giova il sospirar, povero core» - RV 679
scoring: AATB
This aria is originally in D minor for soprano singer and strings.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Fugue in D minor
source: Concerto in E minor – RV 134
scoring: SSTB
This is the first movement of the Concerto in E minor for strings RV 134.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Filippo Prover (1727 - 1774):  Cantabile from Sonata IV
source: Sei sonate per l’oboe, flauto traverso o violino con basso. Op. 1 (Paris c. 1750)
scoring: ATB
Extensively arranged for ATB recorders from the original score for oboe and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764):  Les Niais de Sologne
source: Pièces de Clavessin (Paris 1724)
scoring: ATB
Extensively arranged for recorders from the original score for solo harpsichord.
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Robert Woodcock (1690 - 1728):  Largo in D minor
source: Concerto XII (London 1727)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
This Largo is taken from Woodcock’s Concerto XII in C minor for oboe, strings and continuo.
The divisions are editorial.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Crown the Year and Crown the Day
source: Orpheus Britannicus. A collection of the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices. Book 2 (London 1702)
scoring: A (Bc)
The original score, for treble voice and continuo is in G minor.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Anonymous (XVI cent.):  The Short Measure Of My Lady Wynkfylds Rownde, early English dance
scoring: SBB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XXXI a 5 et a 3 si placet
source: Il secondo libro delle sinfonie e gagliarde a tre voci (Venice 1608), No. 31
scoring: AAAAL
Actually, No. 31 is the same piece as No. 2, plus the two middle parts ad libitum.
Our edition presents this piece transposed from F to C to fit four treble recorders and a bass in C.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
August Heinrich von Weyrauch (1788 - 1865):  Sehnsucht
source: Zehn deutsche Lieder in Musik gesetz. Sammlung 2 (Dorpat (Tartu) 1820)
scoring: A (Keyboard)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 - 1755):  Sonata I in C major - Op. 37, No. 1
source: V Sonates en Trio pour un Dessus & deux Basses; suivies d’un Concerto a Cinq Parties pour une Flute, un Violon, un Haubois, un Basson, & la Basse. Op. 37 (Paris 1732)
scoring: ATB
The original score is in G major.
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Johann Crüger (1598 - 1662):  Exercitatio 62
source: Musicae practicae. Praecepta brevia et exercitia pro tyronibus varia (Berlin 1660), No. 62
scoring: TTB or SSA
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Hélas mon cueur n’est pas à moy
source: Fantasies on Norman Songs from the Bayeux Manuscript, No. 2
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Jacob van Eyck (c. 1589 - 1657):  Bravade with an editorial continuo
source: Der Fluyten Lust-hof (Amsterdam 1649-54)
scoring: A (Bc)
These are the theme and variations of a piece published in van Eyck’s collection. I transposed van Eyck’s work to fit it to a treble recorder and added at it a continuo part of mine.
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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 - 1755):  Concerto in D minor - Op. 37, No. 6
source: V Sonates en Trio pour un Dessus & deux Basses; suivies d’un Concerto a Cinq Parties pour une Flute, un Violon, un Haubois, un Basson, & la Basse. Op. 37 (Paris 1732)
scoring: ATTB (Bc)
I have already published this concerto – see the related entry – which could be performed on recorders in its original key E minor with just minor adjustments.
And yet in my opinion it works better transposed a tone below in D minor as it is showed in this new arrangement of mine.
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Joly (XVIII cent.):  Waltzer in C major
source: Duos for recorders in C, No. 1
scoring: SS or TT
A single line of this dance is taken from the collection Recueil des meilleurs contredanses arrangées pour le flageolet edited in Paris by P.J. Chaxelle at end of the eighteenth century.
The print attributes the pieces just with surnames; in this case «Joly». So far, I cannot find any information about this composer.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Paul Simon (1941 - ):  American Tune
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Hans Leo Hassler (1564 - 1612):  Mein G’müt ist mir verwirret
source: Lustgarten. Neuer Teutscher Gesäng (Nuremberg 1601)
scoring: SATTB or SSAAB
As I extensively explain in the «Prius factus» page (see the link above) this is the first occurrence of the melody we traditionally call Mein G’müt ist mir verwirret just because we cannot go back any further in its history.
But we very well know how it was exploited afterwards in German sacred music.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Paul Simon (1941 - ):  American Tune
scoring: AB (Piano)
This wonderful song is based on the melody of the hymn O sacred head, now wounded (German: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden). The common name for this hymn tune is «Passion Chorale». The well-known hymn is itself a reworking of an earlier secular song, Mein G’müt ist mir verwirret, by Hans Leo Hassler. However, the melody of the song by Paul Simon is best known by modern listeners as a modified version of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, part 1, Nos. 21 and 23, and part 2, No. 54.
The bass recorder part is ad libitum.
What is the meaning of these icons?    6
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675 - 1742):  Grave in D minor
source: Concerto V, Op. 5 (c. 1722)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score in C minor is for oboe, strings and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Johann Crüger (1598 - 1662):  Exercitatio 71, « Jubilate coelestes chori»
source: Musicae practicae. Praecepta brevia et exercitia pro tyronibus varia (Berlin 1660), No. 71
scoring: TTB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Johann Crüger (1598 - 1662):  Exercitatio 72, «Venite et videte»
source: Musicae practicae. Praecepta brevia et exercitia pro tyronibus varia (Berlin 1660), No. 72
scoring: AAB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Giuseppe Colombi (1635 - 1694):  Sinfonia Seconda
source: Sinfonie da camera. Op. 1 (Bologna 1668)
scoring: SSAB or SSTB
The original score for strings is in D major.
Actually, the piece may be performed on lower recorders; that is, ATBF or TTBF.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):  Cantabile - B. 84
scoring: ATBBF
Arranged from the original score for piano.
The bass part can be played on a great bass recorder or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Maurizio Cazzati (1616 - 1678):  La Malvasia
source: Sonate a due, tre, quattro e cinque con alcune per tromba. Op. 35 (Bologna 1665)
scoring: ATBF
Arranged from the original score for strings.
The bass part can be played on a great bass recorder or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
The tempo marking “Presto presto” was often used in this period and has the same meaning as the modern “Presto assai”.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):  Adagio sostenuto
source: Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27. Moonlight Sonata
scoring: ATBBFF
Arranged from the original score for piano.
The bass parts can be played on great bass recorders or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801):  Sonata in G minor
scoring: ATB
Arranged from the original score for keyboard.
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Tommaso Albinoni (1671 - c. 1750):  Adagio and Allegro from Concerto V, Op. 2
source: Concertos in 7 Parts. Op. 2 (London s.d.)
scoring: ATBF
Arranged from the original score for strings.
The bass part can be played on a great bass recorder or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Adriano Banchieri (1568 - 1634):  Concerto bellico «Quare fremuerunt gentes» - Op. 48
source: Dialoghi concerti sinfonie canzoni (Venice 1625)
scoring: TB (Bc)
The title «Concerto bellico» means ‘warlike concerto’: it refers to its musical structure that echoes the battle, a well-known musical form in use from the Renaissance until the eighteenth century.
According to Banchieri’s indications, the first voice can be either a tenor or a soprano singer; therefore a soprano recorder can also be used.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in G major - RV 442
source: Giordano 31, Manuscript preserved in Turin National University Library
scoring: AABF
Arranged from the original score for treble recorder, strings and continuo in F major.
The bass part can be played on a great bass recorder or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Largo in F major
source: Concerto in G minor RV 439 La Notte for flute, strings and continuo
scoring: ATBF
This is a fusion of two movements – both referred to as ‘Largo’ – from Vivaldi’s concerto RV 439. The keys have been left unchanged: the first part starts in C minor and ends on a G major chord, which perfectly ties in with the second part, which starts in C major and ends in F major.
The bass part can be played on a great bass recorder or on any bass instrument, such as cello or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Largo in G major
source: Concerto RV 97 for viola d’amore, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and continuo in F major
scoring: AAB
The original instrumentation of this third movement is viola d’amore, oboe and bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Giovanni Battista Riccio (flourished 1609-21):  Ave Regina coelorum, Motet
source: Il terzo libro delle divine lodi musicali (Venice 1620), No. 1
scoring: A (Bc)
The original motet is in F. I transposed it in C to fit a treble recorder and added divisions.
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Giovanni Paisiello (1740 - 1816):  Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea
source: Miserere - RobP 6.29
scoring: AAATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Giovanni Battista Riccio (flourished 1609-21):  In Spiritu humilitatis, Motet
source: Il terzo libro delle divine lodi musicali (Venice 1620)
scoring: SATB (Bc)
Riccio’s compositions always are recorder friendly. In fact, it is no coincidence that he was the most prolific 17th century composer of music for «flautino»; that is, soprano recorder.
That said, even if the four vocal parts perfectly fit a SATB group of recorder in the original key, I preferred to transpose the motet a note above to G.
The continuo part can be omitted throughout, but in this case the bass recorder must play the small-size notes at the very beginning of the composition.
What is the meaning of these icons?    5
Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1588 - 1635):  Ut Re Me Fa Sol La, Canon at the unison a 4
source: Pammelia. Musicks Miscellanie (London 1609), No. 31
scoring: TTTT or AAAA
This peculiar composition begins with the ascending and descending hexachord; a classic didactic requirement concerning the solmisation.
Its performance it is not easy because of the presence of two different kinds of triplets that clash with the binary flowing of the other parts.
Since the four parts are equal and perfectly fit the range of a recorder in C, they can be played on any kind of recorder in C or in F. I warmly suggest to play this composition with four basses.
In addition to the texted score and parts I added a textless version useful if we just want to play the canon.
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Domenico Natale Sarri [Sarro] (1679 - 1744):  Adagio from Concerto in D minor
source: JOG 72-29 (vol. 31). Manuscript preserved in New York: Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
scoring: AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Domenico Natale Sarri [Sarro] (1679 - 1744):  Concerto con violini e flauto e basso in D minor
source: JOG 72-29 (vol. 31). Manuscript preserved in New York: Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
scoring: A (2 Violins, Bc)
This concerto has a serious problem; that is, the first Allegro as second movement is missing. There are good reasons for surmising that: all the similar compositions contained in the famous Neapolitan collection Concerti di Flauto […] have at least four movements; but more obvious is that there are two successive slow movements: «Amoroso» and «Adagio». The loss seems to predate the writing of the manuscript JOG 72-29 (vol. 31), because in it the three movements follow each other seamlessly in all the four parts.
It is worth noticing that the second violin exactly follows the first one except in the second movement.
What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Balletto Settimo
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: AAB or ATB
The original score is in A major.
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Christoph Graupner (1683 - 1760):  Selve amiche, ombrose piante, Air
source: Pastoral opera La costanza vince l’inganno (1711)
scoring: AATB (Bc)
The original score of this aria – in F major – is for a soprano singer, two treble recorders and continuo.
Our arrangement includes editorial divisions of the ripresa.
The bass recorder is ad libitum: it doubles the continuo line an octave above as a viola would do in an Eighteenth-century string score.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Passeggio d’un balletto a 5
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 27
scoring: SSATB
In conclusion of his collection of instrumental dances, Rossi placed a short piece – just eight measures – meant to link choreographically different dances.
Here we present it in its plain version and with editorial divisions.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Primo vere (At the beginning of spring)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Hence with your trifling deity
source: The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater (1695) - Z 632, No. 5
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Gagliarda a 5 detta La Massara
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 26
scoring: SSATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Laß das Schicksal blitzen, wittern, Air
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: SSATB
The original score in Eb major is for tenor singer, oboes, strings and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Chi più mi piace io voglio, Air
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score in C minor is for soprano singer, oboe and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Liebliche Wälder, schattige Felder, Air
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: AATTBB (Bass instrument)
The original score is for tenor singer, two treble recorders and strings.
The «Basso» part may be played on a great bass recorder.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Courante
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: ATB
The original score in G minor consists of the bass and the treble parts only.
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Domenico Natale Sarri [Sarro] (1679 - 1744):  Larghetto from Concerto XI
source: Concerti di Flauto, Violini, Violetta, e Basso di Diversi Autori (Naples 1725). Manuscript preserved in the Music conservatories of Naples
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)
The «Basso» part may be played on a great bass recorder.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Domenico Natale Sarri [Sarro] (1679 - 1744):  Sonata XI in A minor
source: Concerti di Flauto, Violini, Violetta, e Basso di Diversi Autori (Naples 1725). Manuscript preserved in the Music conservatories of Naples
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original score for treble recorder and strings.
It is worth noting that the original manuscript of these compositions – as well as other contemporary sources of instrumental music – employs the terms «sonata» and «concerto» indifferently as synonyms.
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in D minor K 58 – Fugue
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Santo Lapis (1699 - 1765):  Sonata V in E minor (G minor)
source: Sei duetti per due flauti o violini o fagotti (Paris c. 1740-48)
scoring: CC or AA
The original score fits two recorders in C (sopranos or tenors), while the transposed one fits two treble recorders.
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Gagliarda a 5 detta La Norsina
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 25
scoring: SSATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Traditional:  Misty Mourne Shore, Irish folk song
scoring: ATB (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Penn & Moman (XX cent.):  The Dark End of the Street
scoring: SAB
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XXIV a 5
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 24
scoring: SSATB or SSTTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Corrente Sesta - Op. 1, No. 18
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: ATB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Corrente Quinta - Op. 1, No. 17
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: AAB
Transposed to G major from the original score in C major
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Gagliarda a 5 detta L’Andreasina
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 23
scoring: SSATB
Transposed a tone higher for recorders’ sake.
The D sharp minim (half note) in bar 2 – Soprano 2 part – may be omitted from the performance since the alto recorder plays the same note.
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Louis Mercy (c. 1695 - c. 1750):  Sonata IV in D minor - Op. 1, No. 4
source: Six Solos for a Flute with a thorough Bass (London c. 1718)
scoring: A (Bc)
According to the canons of the Baroque sonata, we could classify this composition as «bizarre».
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia grave a 5
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 22
scoring: SSATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Louis Mercy (c. 1695 - c. 1750):  Sonata V in C major - Op. 1, No. 5
source: Six Solos for a Flute with a thorough Bass (London c. 1718)
scoring: A (Bc)
The last movement, although referred to as «Giga», does not in fact have any characteristics of that dance movement.
At end of our edition there is the transcription of the very interesting foreword to the original collection with a German and an Italian translation.
There Mercy explains how he managed to write down and play the double stops present in this and other sonatas of his Opera prima.
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Balletto Sesto - Op. 1, No. 6
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Balletto Quinto - Op. 1, No. 5
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: AAB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sonata a 4
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 20
scoring: ATTB
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Louis Mercy (c. 1695 - c. 1750):  Sonata VI in F major - Op. 1, No. 6
source: Six Solos for a Flute with a thorough Bass (London c. 1718)
scoring: A (Bc)
At end of our edition there is the transcription of the very interesting foreword to the original collection with an Italian translation.
There Mercy explains how he managed to write down and play the double stops present in this and other sonatas of his Opera prima.
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Gagliarda a 4 detta Marchesino
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 19
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Gagliarda a 4 detta Venturino
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 18
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
John Travers (1703 - 1758):  Advice to Delius
source: Eighteen Canzonets for two and three voices (London 1746)
scoring: TTB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Wilhelmus van Nassouwen, Dutch folk-song and present national anthem of the Netherlands
scoring: STTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Anonymous (XV cent.):  Fault il que je perde
source: Ms. Q16 (1487). Manuscript preserved in Bologna: Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica
scoring: STB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Corrente Quarta - Op. 1, No. 16
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: ATB (Bc)
All the pieces of this collection were thought to be played with a continuo realization. Usually, our arrangements do not include the continuo figures and the bass line is adapted for a bass recorder. In this case, I think the harmony is quite necessary: the three lines are simple and the beauty of this piece is almost completely based on its harmony.
By the way, Vitali was pupil of Maurizio Cazzati, but already in this first opus surpassed his teacher under any musical aspects.
As I said, the bass line is not suited for a bass recorder, since it must sound an octave below; nevertheless, the bass recorder can be used if the continuo is played by a harmonic instrument.
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Anonymous (XVI cent.):  In mynen zin heb ic
source: Mus.ms. 260 (c. 1550), Manuscript preserved in Munich: Bavarian State Library, No. 59
scoring: TT
In this version 2.0 I have added separate parts of the two lines.
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XVII a 4
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 17
scoring: SATB
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Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Corrente Terza - Op. 1, No. 15
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: AAB
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Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Balletto Quarto - Op. 1, No. 4
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: ATB
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Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Balletto Terzo - Op. 1, No. 3
source: Correnti e balletti da camera a due violini. Op. 1 (Bologna 1666)
scoring: AAB
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Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in D minor K 32, No. 32
scoring: C (Harpsichord)
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XVI a 4
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 16
scoring: SATB
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Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809):  Baryton Trio in F major - Hob.XI:109
scoring: AT (Bass instrument)
The original score for baryton, viola and cello is in C major, but there is another arrangement of the same trio for flute, violin and cello in D major.
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XV a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 15
scoring: SSB
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XIV a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 14
scoring: SSB
The original score is in F: I transposed it a tone above to make it more comfortable for recorders.
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Richard Leveridge (1670 - 1758):  The Harvest of Love
source: A collection of songs (London 1727)
scoring: AB (Bc)
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XIII a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 13
scoring: SSB
This piece lends itself very well to bear divisions in all its parts.
We present here the transcription of the original score one tone above (from F to G) and our version with editorial divisions.
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Giuseppe Sarti (1729 - 1802):  Cor mundum crea in me, Deus
source: Miserere mei, Deus! (c. 1790)
scoring: AATTB
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XII a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 12
scoring: SSB
The original score is in F: I transposed it a tone above to make it more comfortable for recorders.
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Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Love in their little veins inspires
source: The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater (1695) - Z 632, No. 3
scoring: A (Bc)
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XI a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 11
scoring: SSB (Bc ad libitum)
In my opinion, this piece demands a harmonisation of the bass. The figures of the continuo are my additions, as is their implementation. However, the harmonisation can be ignored.
The bass sounds very much like famous Italian Renaissance basses, but it cannot be strictly assimilated to any of them.
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Paul Simon (1941 - ):  Song for the Asking
scoring: ATB
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia X a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 10
scoring: SSB
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Giuseppe Sarti (1729 - 1802):  Real Fugue in Eight Parts, for Two Choirs in C major
scoring: SSAATTBB
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia XXI a 5
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 21
scoring: SSATB
This sinfonia closely resembles the Aria del Gran Duca theme (see here), even if it is not exactly it.
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Salamone Rossi (1570 - c. 1630):  Sinfonia IX a 3
source: Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde (Venice 1607), No. 9
scoring: SSB
Transposed a tone higher for recorders’ sake.
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Leonardo Vinci (1690 - 1730):  Pastorella in Bb major from Sonata I in D major
source: Twelve solos for a German flute or violin (London [1746])
scoring: SAB
This is an arrangement of mine of the last movement of Vinci’s Sonata I.
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