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Leonardo Leo, Solfeggi (1750-1800). Manuscript preserved in Dresden: Sächsische Landesbibliothek.

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This manuscript contains 50 solfeggi by the Neapolitan composer Leonardo Leo and belongs to a group of three manuscripts that contain overall 129 solfeggi. Those manuscripts are preserved in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden.

Solfeggi are vocal exercises, in Leo's case almost always aimed at a soprano singer. Nevertheless, their outstanding style and beautiful melody make them useful for instruments as well, mainly if one is interested in learning and practising the Italian style of the late Baroque.

Considering the great amount of solfeggi available, I have decided to publish randomly those that better suit recorders in any combination; hence the progressive numbers are just editorial.

Solfeggio 1
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)
Solfeggio 2
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)
Solfeggio 3
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)
Solfeggio 4
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)
Solfeggio 5
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)
Solfeggio 6
scoring: SB (Bc ad libitum)