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40 Airs anglois à un dessus & une basse & trois sonates, les deux premiers à 2 dessus et le troisiéme à un dessus & une basse. Livre second, ed. by George Bingham (Estienne Roger & Le Cene, Amsterdam c. 1702).

This source has been fully transcribed

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In the very first years of the 18th century were published in Amsterdam four collections of music by English composers – or who flourished in England – called Airs Anglois and specifically aimed at treble recorders in various combinations: that is, solo recorder, one recorder and continuo, two recorders. The editor of all the collections, and also composer of some of the pieces, was one George Bingham, who is ignored by all the modern sources of information. As it is stated on the title page, he was a music teacher, since all the four collections are dedicated to «Messieurs ses Disciples».

The original print was made with great care: there are very few music mistakes, the pieces are sorted by key signature and sometimes arranged in suite, even if the pieces among the same suite are by different composers.

Our transcription thoroughly follows the source; we simply scored the music that originally was printed in two oblong booklets. The first one bears the running title «Fluto» and, when necessary, «Fluto Primo»; the other one «Basso» and, when necessary, «Fluto Secondo». The frequency of the continuo figures is uneven throughout the collection; for instance, the pieces ascribed to James Paisible bear no figures, while Bingham's are rich of them.

All accidentals in the source are reproduced in the edition, even when they may seem redundant under modern conventions. Editorial accidentals are smaller. In both cases, accidentals remain in force throughout the bar unless specifically cancelled.

1. Robert King (c. 1660 - c. 1726):   Overture
scoring: A (Bc)
2. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Bourrée
scoring: A (Bc)
3. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Minuett
scoring: A (Bc)
4. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Jigg
scoring: A (Bc)
6. James Paisible (c. 1656 - 1721):   Overture
scoring: A (Bc)
7. James Paisible (c. 1656 - 1721):   Saraband
scoring: A (Bc)
8. James Paisible (c. 1656 - 1721):   Gavott
scoring: A (Bc)
9. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Hornpipe
scoring: A (Bc)
10. Anonymous:   Jigg
scoring: A (Bc)
11. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Symphony
scoring: A (Bc)
12. Anonymous:   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
13. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Symphony
scoring: A (Bc)
14. Anonymous:   A March
scoring: A (Bc)
15. George Bingham (flourished 1702-06):   Hornpipe
scoring: A (Bc)
16. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
17. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
18. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Jigg
scoring: A (Bc)
19. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   A Ground
scoring: A or C (Bc)
20. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
21. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
22. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Minuett
scoring: A (Bc)
23. James Paisible (c. 1656 - 1721):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
24. James Paisible (c. 1656 - 1721):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
25. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
26. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
27. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
28. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Hornpipe
scoring: A (Bc)
29. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Jigg
scoring: A (Bc)
30. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
31. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Symphony
scoring: A (Bc)
32. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
33. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Gavott
scoring: A (Bc)
34. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
35. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
36. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Gavott
scoring: A (Bc)
37. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
38. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
39. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Air
scoring: A (Bc)
40. Anonymous:   Jigg
scoring: A (Bc)
41. William Williams (1675 - 1701):   Sonata a 2 Flauti
scoring: AA
42. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   Chacone
scoring: AA
43. Andrew Parcham (flourished 1700 ca.):   Sonate à un Dessus et une Basse in G major
scoring: G or A (Bc)