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Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713):  Concerto in D minor - Op. 6, No. 3
source: Concerti grossi. Op. 6 (Amsterdam 1714)
scoring: AAATBB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Angelo Michele Bertalotti (1666 - 1747):  Andante e Giga
source: Solfeggi a canto e alto (Bologna 1744), No. 30
scoring: AAT
These are Bertalotti’s Solfeggio Trentesimo and Solfeggio Trentesimo Primo to which I added a middle part that may be omitted from the performance.
As you may see, the two original duos are based on the same theme developed differently.
Tempo marks are editorial and the second movement – Solfeggio Trentesimo Primo – originally was notated in 3/8.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Fuga in A minor
source: Concerto grosso Op. 3, No. 5 - HWV 316, No. 4
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Adagio/Allegro (fuga) in D minor
source: Concerto grosso Op. 3, No. 5 - HWV 316, No. 1
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Gute Nacht, o Wesen
source: Motet BWV 227, «Jesu, meine Freude», No. 9
scoring: AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  So aber Christus in euch ist
source: Motet BWV 227, «Jesu, meine Freude», No. 8
scoring: ATB
Seldom we find a Bach’s number that perfectly fits a group of recorders without any further intervention: this is one of them.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XIV. Solfeggiamento. Due canti
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 14
scoring: TTB
Originally, the two upper parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a bass to the duo, and this part can obviously be omitted.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
source: Motet BWV 227, «Jesu, meine Freude», No. 6
scoring: SAATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688 - c. 1720):  Sonata I in F major
source: Six Sonatas for two German flutes (London 172?), No. 1
scoring: AA
As usual, this duo, which was composed for two transverse flutes in D major, may be transposed a third above and performed with two treble recorders.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Jesu, meine Freude - TWV 31:34
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 34
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original bicinium.
The recorder part was indeed the bass part in the original duo.
The keyboard part may be omitted from the performance.
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Giovanni Antonio Cangiasi (? - c. 1614):  La Marina. Canzon Terza
source: Scherzi forastieri (Milan 1614), No. 3
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’ - TWV 31:8
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 8
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original bicinium.
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Ouverture [Suite] No. 2 - BWV 1067
scoring: C (Strings, Bc)
Transposed and slightly adapted for a recorder in C.
2020-05-13: corrected a note in the recorder part in the first movement, bar 164.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Ferdinando Carulli (1770 - 1841):  Lezione 18 - Op. 27, No. 18
source: Metodo completo per chitarra, op. 27 (1810) - Parte terza: 24 lezioni progressive per due chitarre
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  2
Antonio Caldara (c. 1671 - 1736):  Sinfonia avanti Oratorio
source: Il martirio di Santa Caterina (1708)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original score for strings
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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Alé Oh Oh
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Robert Woodcock (1690 - 1728):  Gavotta variata
source: Concerto VI (London 1727)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Transposed and adapted from the original score for two sixth flutes, two violins and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?  2
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644 - 1704):  Sonata XII in G major - C 89
source: Fidicinium sacro-profanum (Nuremberg c.1683), No. 12
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score of this sonata in A major is for two violins, viol, cello and continuo. Here we present it for a treble recorder and concertato harpsichord.
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Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXIV. Alto e basso
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 24
scoring: SAB
Originally, the two lower parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a soprano part which obviously can be omitted.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
ABBA (XX cent.):  Super Trouper
scoring: ATTB
This arrangement is based on the one by Mario Thürig
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Philibert de La Vigne (c. 1700 - c. 1760):  Le Volubilis - Op. 4
source: Les Fleurs, Op.4 (Paris 1745)
scoring: AT
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Johann Kuhnau (1660 - 1722):  Ich will den Namen Gottes loben mit einem Liede, Chorale
source: Cantata formerly BWV 142, «Uns ist ein Kind geboren», No. 4
scoring: SSSAATBB
The cantata «Uns ist ein Kind geboren» was formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as his BWV 142. Now we know that its composer is Johann Kuhnau.
What is the meaning of these icons?    3
Johann Kuhnau (1660 - 1722):  Dein Geburtstag ist erschienen, Air
source: Cantata formerly BWV 142, «Uns ist ein Kind geboren», No. 3
scoring: ATB (Harpsichord)
The cantata «Uns ist ein Kind geboren» was formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as his BWV 142. Now we know that its composer is Johann Kuhnau.
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Johann Kuhnau (1660 - 1722):  Alleluja, gelobet sei Gott, Chorale
source: Cantata formerly BWV 142, «Uns ist ein Kind geboren», No. 8
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The cantata «Uns ist ein Kind geboren» was formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as his BWV 142. Now we know that its composer is Johann Kuhnau.
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Johann Kuhnau (1660 - 1722):  Uns ist ein Kind geboren, Chorale
source: Cantata formerly BWV 142, «Uns ist ein Kind geboren», No. 2
scoring: ATTBBB (Bass instrument)
The cantata «Uns ist ein Kind geboren» was formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach as his BWV 142. Now we know that its composer is Johann Kuhnau.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721 - 1783):  Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn
source: Musikalisches Vielerley. Ed. C.Ph.E. Bach (Hamburg 1770)
scoring: AB (Bass instrument)

The original score in C major is for organ. In my arrangement all the musical values have been doubled.

What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Johann Friedrich Meister (c. 1638 - 1697):  Passagaglia in Bb major
source: Il giardino del piacere (Hamburg 1695)
scoring: AA (Harpsichord)

Arranged from the original score for violins, cello and continuo in Eb major.

What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Wir glauben all an einen Gott - BWV 437
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Fantasia su «Wir glauben all an einen Gott», Based on Bach’s chorale BWV 437
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Antonio Bertali (1605 - 1669):  Sonata a 6 stromenti in A minor
source: Partiturbuch Ludwig (1662). Manuscript preserved in Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek
scoring: AATBB (Bass instrument, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688 - c. 1720):  Sonata VI in G minor
source: Six Sonatas for two German flutes (London 172?), No. 6
scoring: AA

As usual, this duo, which was composed for two transverse flutes in E minor, may be transposed a third above and performed with two treble recorders.

What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Diogenio Bigaglia (c. 1676 - c. 1745):  Sonata VIII in G minor
source: XII Sonate a violino solo o sia flauto e violoncello o basso continuo. Op. 1 (Amsterdam c. 1722), No. 8
scoring: A (Bc)
Transposed from the original score in E minor
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Anonymous:  Heth Sold Ein Meisken Garn Om Win
source: Ms. A. R. 940/41 (1557), Manuscript preserved in Regensburg: Proske-Bibliothek
scoring: SATB or AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Gregor Aichinger (c. 1565 - 1628):  Assumpta est Maria
source: Tricinia Mariana (Innsbruck 1598)
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Giacomo Rampin (XVIII cent.):  Concerto V in C major
source: Concerti a cinque. Libro 1 (Amsterdam [1716]), No. 5
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Transposed and arranged from the original concerto for strings and solo violin.
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Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 - 1773):  Affettuoso
source: Trio Sonata in D major, QV 2:14
scoring: AAB

This is the third movement (in B minor) of a trio sonata in D major for two transverse flutes and continuo. I transposed it in D minor and slightly adapted the bass line for a bass recorder.

What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Josquin des Pres (c. 1440 - 1521):  Fuga trium vocum
source: Selectae, artificiosae et elegantes fugae duarum, trium, quator, et plurium vocum (1587)
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Alessandro Orologio (c. 1550 - 1633):  Intrada 28 a 6
source: Intradae quinque et sex vocibus (Helmstedt 1597), No. 28
scoring: AATTTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Aria variata su un tema di Gottfried Finger
scoring: AA (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Jacob Clemens non Papa (c. 1510 - c. 1555):  Ego me diligentes diligo, Motet a 5
source: Liber quartus cantionum sacrarum (Leuven 1554)
scoring: AATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  8
Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642 - 1678):  Allemana - Op. 2, No. 9
source: Sonate da camera e da ballo a 1, 2, 3 e 4 (Venice 1667)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score, for two violins and continuo, has been transposed and adapted for a treble recorder and concertato harpsichord.
What is the meaning of these icons?  2
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Adagio from Concerto RV 87
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged and transposed from the original score for treble recorder and continuo in A minor, with editorial divisions.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXXIV. Corrente. Canto e tenore
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 34
scoring: ATB

Originally, the first line and the last one are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a tenor part which obviously can be omitted.

What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Ernesto De Curtis (1875 - 1937):  Non ti scordar di me
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Christ ist erstanden - BWV 276
scoring: SSAB

This piece is a marvellous exercise on fermatas. They occur almost every two bars and dramatically change the pace of the music.

The best way to perform this piece is using low recorders; that is, TTB (or ATB) plus a bass instrument.

What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Trio sonata in Bb major - TWV 42:F9
scoring: SAB (Harpsichord ad libitum)
Arranged from the original score for treble recorder, oboe and continuo.
The bass recorder may be omitted from the performance, especially when the piece is played with the continuo accompaniment.
What is the meaning of these icons?    6
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Sonata a Flauto, Hautbois e Cembalo in F major - TWV 42:F9
scoring: A (Oboe, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  O wir armen Sünder - TWV 31:14
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 14
scoring: AB
Arranged from the original bicinium.
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Francesco Geminiani (1687 - 1762):  O Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
source: A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick (London 1749)
scoring: AATB
Arranged from the original song for singer, strings and continuo.
What is the meaning of these icons?  2
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Tandernaken
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Jacob Obrecht (1458 - 1505):  Tandernaken
source: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A (O. Petrucci, Venice 1501), No. 69
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1504 - 1568):  Voi ve n’andat’al cielo, madrigal a 4
source: Il primo libro de madrigali a quattro voci (Venice 1539)
scoring: ATTB
This edition of mine is an instrumental arrangement of a famous madrigal by Arcadelt. This praxis was quite common among musicians contemporary of Arcadelt and even centuries later.
Indeed, the original music has lyrics underneath, and the layout is the following:

You may see that the repeated crotchets (quarter notes) at the beginning of the second and fourth lines have a pure vocal meaning; that is, they are needed to fit all the syllables of the text, but do not have a real musical purpose. For this reason I decided to render them as minims (half notes) in my instrumental arrangement:

This is not true for the acephalous dactyl, which in Renaissance music has an important, dramatic meaning and function (see bar 35 in all parts):
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Michael Row the Boat Ashore
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Giovanni Battista Buonamente (c. 1595 - 1642):  Il Ballo del Gran Ducca
source: Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Il quarto libro de varie sonate (Venice 1626)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original score for two violins and bass viol.
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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn - TWV 31:12
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 12
scoring: SA
Arranged from the original bicinium.
Overall, this is a wonderful exercise for the treble recorder, thanks to a lot of chromatic passages that seldom can be found in baroque music.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Inti-Illimani (XX cent.):  Tatatí
scoring: AATB (Bass instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?   11
Gemignano Capilupi (1573 - 1616):  Mentre l’aquila affisa gl’occh’al sole
source: Canzonette a tre voci (Venice 1597), No. 6
scoring: AAB
Arranged for recorders with editorial divisions.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690 - 1768):  Aria Schiavona
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
So far, the only source known to me of this work by Veracini is a late cello arrangement by Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822 - 1901), the facsimile of which you may download here above.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Pavana
scoring: AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in D minor - RV 236
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)
Arranged from the original score for oboe and strings.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in D minor - RV 236
scoring: C (Strings)
The oboe part may be played on a recorder in C without any modification.
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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in D minor - RV 236
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original score for oboe and strings.
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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Largo
source: Violin concerto in D minor - RV 236
scoring: ATB
This is the second movement of the violin concerto RV 236 in D minor.
What is the meaning of these icons?   9
Antoine Busnoys (c. 1430 - c. 1492):  Le serviteur
source: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A (O. Petrucci, Venice 1501), No. 35
scoring: ATB
Most pieces published by Ottaviano Petrucci in his seminal collections of textless music were composed by musicians of earlier generations; among them, Busnoys is one of the earliest. According to the taste of the second half of the 15th century, his arrangement of Le serviteur originally was in 3 parts: indeed the «Altus» is an editorial and later addition, added to the piece when the change of taste asked for instrumental music in 4 parts. I warmly recommend to skip the «Altus» line in any serious performance, since it is quite out of style – and in some places even discordant with the three original parts – compared to the beautiful simplicity of the original composition.
The original time signature is the circle, as you may see in the facsimile of the original print; that is, the breve is perfect (it contains three semibreves) and the tactus contains one semibreve: it indeed corresponds to a modern 3/4 in three beats.

What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856):  Winterzeit I - Op. 68, No. 38
source: Album für die Jugend (1848)
scoring: SAATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XIII. Cantilena de salti
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 13
scoring: AAB

Originally, the two upper parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a bass part which obviously can be omitted.

What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott - TWV 31:6
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 6
scoring: AT (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original bicinium.
The cantus firmus part – played by the tenor recorder – may be omitted from the performance.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Here awa, there awa
scoring: ATB

Based on a Scottish melody.

What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Vater unser im Himmelreich - TWV 31:2
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 2
scoring: AB
Arranged from the original bicinium.
In the original duo, the cantus firmus was the upper line, while the variations were the lower part.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Klein-Zschocher müsse so zart und süße
source: Cantata BWV 212, «Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet» (Peasant Cantata)
scoring: AA (Harpsichord)

Air arranged from the original score for soprano voice, flute, strings and continuo.

What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Sinfonia Prima. Detta la Simbenati
source: Balletti, correnti e sinfonie da camera a quattro stromenti. Op. 3 (Bologna 1667)
scoring: SSAB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Sinfonia Prima. Detta la Simbenati
source: Balletti, correnti e sinfonie da camera a quattro stromenti. Op. 3 (Bologna 1667)
scoring: ATB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    8
George Michael (1963 - 2016):  Jesus to a Child
scoring: A (Piano)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Traditional:  The Bush aboon Traquair
scoring: AA (Harpsichord)

This is an arrangement of a well-known Scottish traditional tune.

Divisions are editorial.

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Giuseppe Dall'Abaco (1710 - 1805):  Del suo nome glorioso, Air
source: Mus.F.1. Manuscript preserved in Modena: Biblioteca estense universitaria
scoring: AA (Harpsichord)
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Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675 - 1742):  Largo assai
source: Concerto IX, Op. 6 (c. 1733)
scoring: AA or AT (Harpsichord)

Arranged from the original score for violin and continuo.

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Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924):  Pavane - Op. 50
scoring: ATB (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   9
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXXVI. Corrente. Alto e basso
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 36
scoring: ATB

Originally, the two upper parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a bass part which obviously can be omitted.

What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Martino Bitti (c. 1656 - 1743):  Sonata II in Bb major (C major)
source: Sonate a due violino e basso. Per suonarsi con flauto, o vero violino (London [1711]), No. 2
scoring: A (Bc)

Also transposed to C major by the editor.

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Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Sinfonia a 6
source: Varie sonate alla francese, et all’itagliana a sei stromenti. Op. 11 (Modena 1684)
scoring: SSATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Lucio Battisti (1943 - 1998):  Vento nel vento
scoring: ATB (Piano or Harmonic Instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Tommaso Albinoni (1671 - c. 1750):  Concerto III in C major
source: Concertos. Op. 2 (John Walsh, London n.d.)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Arranged from the original score for strings.

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Martino Bitti (c. 1656 - 1743):  Sonata V in C minor
source: Sonate a due violino e basso. Per suonarsi con flauto, o vero violino (London [1711]), No. 5
scoring: A (Bc)
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Ferdinando Carulli (1770 - 1841):  Lezione 17 - Op. 27, No. 17
source: Metodo completo per chitarra, op. 27 (1810) - Parte terza: 24 lezioni progressive per due chitarre
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Ferdinando Carulli (1770 - 1841):  Lezione 16 - Op. 27, No. 16
source: Metodo completo per chitarra, op. 27 (1810) - Parte terza: 24 lezioni progressive per due chitarre
scoring: AAT
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXXVII. Villan de Spagna. Due tenori
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 37
scoring: AAB

Originally, the two upper parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a bass to the duo, and this part can obviously be omitted.

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Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXXVIII. Civetta. Due canti
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 38
scoring: AAB

Originally, the two upper parts are a duo – as any other composition of this Giamberti’s collection. I added a bass to the duo, and this part can obviously be omitted.

What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643):  Occhi che sete, Aria a due Canti
source: Arie musicali per cantarsi nel gravicimbalo e tiorba a una, a dua, e a tre voci (Florence 1630)
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Giuseppe Giamberti (c. 1600 - c. 1663):  Duo XXXII. Aria del Gran Duca. Canto e alto
source: Duo tessuti con diversi solfeggiamenti, scherzi, perfidie, et oblighi (Rome 1657), No. 32
scoring: AT
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Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643):  Non mi negate, ohimè, Aria a voce sola
source: Arie musicali per cantarsi nel gravicimbalo e tiorba a una, a dua, e a tre voci (Florence 1630)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Emilio de' Cavalieri (c. 1550 - 1602):  O che nuovo miracolo (Aria del Gran Duca)
scoring: AATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  La Sassatelli
source: Sonate a due, tre, quattro, e cinque stromenti. Op. 5 (Bologna 1669)
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Anonymous:  Sumer is icumen in – England, XIII cent.
scoring: TTTTBB
What is the meaning of these icons?  2
Anonymous:  Dance Tune – England, XIV cent.
scoring: AB (Bass instrument)
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Giovanni Paolo Cima (c. 1570 - 1630):  Sonata in G minor
source: Concerti ecclesiastici (Milan 1610), No. 47
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)

Transposed and arranged from the original score for violin or cornet, sackbut and continuo.

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sarabanda
source: Suite No. 5 in C minor - BWV 1011
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Arrangement based on that by Friedrich Wilhelm Stade (1817 - 1902) for cello and piano in C minor.

The recorder part can be played without harpsichord.

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Giovanni Paolo Cima (c. 1570 - 1630):  Sonata in G minor
source: Concerti ecclesiastici (Milan 1610), No. 47
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Transposed and arranged from the original score for violin or cornet, sackbut and continuo.
This is not a truthful transcription of this marvelous piece of music: I have already published a good edition of it in the related entry you may see above on this page. Instead, through this edition of mine I would like to convey my thoughts about editing and performing instrumental music of the early 17th century. I see this edition as a legacy of mine in being a musicologist, an editor, a publisher, and last but even least (!) a recorder player.
Cima is an underrated composer, but indeed a giant in his time: one of the first composers to use the new continuo technique and the sonata form. His sonatas are bare, but show perfection in their structure; they are never verbose even in their unexpected length and are quite meaningful. They almost perfectly reflect my philosopy both in music and in life: being underrated sometimes could be a blessing rather than a curse.

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Anonymous:  Gentil prince
source: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A (O. Petrucci, Venice 1501), No. 90
scoring: SAB
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Giovanni Battista Degli Antoni (1660 - post 1696):  Corrente - Op. 3, No. 32
source: Balletti e correnti, gighe e sarabande da camera. Op. 3 (Bologna 1688)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Tommaso Albinoni (1671 - c. 1750):  Balletto II in G minor
source: Balletti a tre. Op. 3 (Amsterdam n.d.)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Arranged from the original score for two violins and continuo.

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