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Traditional:  Henry Martin, Scottish folk song
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Samuel Alman (1877 - 1947):  Adônoi Moloch
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Sonata III in E minor (G minor) - TWV 41:e2 - Op. 13, No. 3
source: Sonate metodiche a violino solo o flauto traverso. Op. 13 (Hamburg [1728])
scoring: A or V (Bc)
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Alessandro Marcello (1673 - 1747):  Concerto II in D minor
source: Concerti a cinque. Libro 1 (Amsterdam [1716]), No. 2
scoring: C (Strings, Bc)

The oboe part can conveniently be played on a recorder in C.

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788):  Trio H.578
source: Balthasar Schmid (Nuremberg [1751])
scoring: ATB

Transposed and adapted for three recorders ATB from the original score for flute, violin and bass in Bb major

What is the meaning of these icons?   14
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Solo I in F major (Bb major) - TWV 41:F3
source: 12 Solos à Violon ou Traversiere avec la Basse chiffrée (Hamburg 1734), No. 1
scoring: A (Bc)

This edition contains both the transcription of the original version for violin – or flute – and continuo and the adaptation for treble recorder.

What is the meaning of these icons?  10
Galt MacDermot (1928 - ):  The Flesh Failure / Let the Sunshine In
scoring: SATBB
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Giovanni Battista Stefanini (1574 - 1630):  Christus resurgens mortuis, Motet a 5
source: Promptuarii musici. Pars altera (Strasbourg 1612)
scoring: SATTB

Transposed a note above for recorders’ sake.

What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
source: St Matthew Passion - BWV 244
Edited and/or arranged by Jan Jaap Langereis
scoring: AATB
Version 1.20 (2015-05-21): The editor made some corrections to his arrangement.
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695 - 1750):  Concerto I in F major
source: Concerti a cinque. Libro 1 (Amsterdam [1716]), No. 1
scoring: C (Strings, Bc)

The oboe part can conveniently be played on a recorder in C.

What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Alessandro Marcello (1673 - 1747):  Adagio
source: Concerto in D minor (Amsterdam 1716)
scoring: ATTBF
Adapted from the original score for oboe and strings. The double bass recorder may be substituted by a bass instrument such as cello, bass viol or bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sonata 3 in G minor - BWV 527
source: Sechs Orgel-Trios für zwei Manuale mit dem obligaten Pedal (Autograph manuscript, c. 1727-31), No. 3
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Adapted from the original score in D minor.

What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Robert Valentine (1674 - c. 1735):  Sonata XI in Bb major - Op. 2, No. 11
source: Sonate di flauto a solo col basso per il cimbalo o violone. Op. 2 (Rome 1708)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Alessandro Marcello (1673 - 1747):  Concerto di Flauti
scoring: SGTB or SATB

This is not an arrangement, but a concerto specifically composed for four recorders. In its genre, a unicum.

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Michel Blavet (1700 - 1768):  Sonata prima in G major (Bb major) - Op. 3, No. 1
source: Troisieme livre de sonates pour la Flûte traversiere avec la Basse. Op. 3 (Paris 1740)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  10
Jean Baptiste [John] Loeillet of London (1680 - 1730):  Sonata VI a 3 con Flauto e Hautboy in C minor - Op. 2, No. 6
source: XII sonatas in three parts. Op. 2 (London c. 1725)
scoring: A or AT (Oboe, Bc)

The oboe part can be played by a tenor recorder player with average skills.

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The Beatles (flourished 1960-70):  Strawberry Fields Forever
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    2
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 - 1755):  Deuxiéme Sonate in G minor (A minor) - Op. 1, No. 2
source: Sonates a deux flûtes-traversieres sans basse. Op. 1 (Paris 1724)
scoring: AA

This sonata does not fit two recorders when transposed a third minor up; so I decided to transpose it just a note up and to adapt the passages that descend below the low F.

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Francesco Barbella (1692 - 1733):  Sonata Quarta in C major
source: Concerti di Flauto, Violini, Violetta, e Basso di Diversi Autori (Naples 1725). Manuscript preserved in the Music conservatories of Naples, No. 4
scoring: A (2 Violins, Cello, Bc)
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John Dowland (1563 - 1626):  If my complaints could passions move
source: The first booke of songes (London 1597), No. 4
scoring: SATB

Editorial divisions has been added to the top line.

What is the meaning of these icons?  11
Ben E. King (1938 - 2015):  Stand by Me
scoring: SATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?     29
Jacques Hotteterre «le Romain» (1673 - 1763):  Sonate III en Trio in B minor (D minor) - Op. 3, No. 3
source: Sonates en trio pour les flûtes traversieres, flûtes a bec […]. Livre premier. Op. 3 (Paris 1712)
scoring: AA or VV (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  15
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Ciaccona on Pachelbel's Ground
scoring: TTB (Keyboard)
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Stephin Merritt (1965 - ):  The Book of Love
scoring: ATBB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?    2
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):  «Sitzt a schöns Vögerl auf’m Dannabaum», Canon a 4 - Op. 113, No. 3
scoring: CCCC or AAAA
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, Chorale
source: Cantata BWV 2, «Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein»
scoring: SATB or SSTB (Bass instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Naomi Shemer (1930 - 2004):  Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?     6
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688 - c. 1720):  Sonata III in G minor - Op. 3, No. 3
source: XII Sonates a une Flute & Basse Continue. Op. 3 (Amsterdam [1715])
scoring: A (Bc)
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Traditional Klezmer:  Shnirele Perele
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   11
Anonymous (XVI cent.):  La Brosse. Basse dance
source: Neuf basses dances deux branles vingt et cinq pavennes avec quinze gaillardes en musique a quatre parties (Pierre Attaingnant, Paris 1530)
scoring: SATB or ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?    10
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713):  Sonata II in Bb major (C major) - Op. 5, No. 2
source: Premiére partie du cinquième oeuvre de Corelli ajustée à la flûte traversière avec la basse (Paris c. 1738)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Maurizio Cazzati (1616 - 1678):  Capriccio sopra sette note
source: Correnti, balletti, galiarde a 3 e 4 (Venice 1659), No. 25
scoring: AAB (Bc)

Adapted from the original score for two violins, cello and continuo.

What is the meaning of these icons?   9
Francesco Barsanti (1690 - 1772):  Sonata III in G major (Bb major) - Op. 2, No. 3
source: VI sonate per la traversiera. Op. 2 (London [1728])
scoring: A or V (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663):  Sonata a 4 - Op. 22, No. 24
source: Diversi generi di sonate da chiesa e da camera (Venice 1655)
scoring: SSTB (Bc)

Adapted from the original score for string quartet and continuo.

What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Erfüllet, ihr limmlischen göttlichen Flammen, Air
source: Cantata BWV 1, «Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern»
scoring: SAB

Arranged for SAB recorders from the original score for soprano singer, oboe da caccia and continuo in Bb major.

What is the meaning of these icons?  18
Giorgio Mainerio (c. 1535 - 1582):  Caro Ortolano
source: Recueil de danseries, contenant presque toutes sortes de danses (Antwerp 1583), No. 1
scoring: SATB or AAAB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Sonata II in A major (C major) - TWV 41:A3 - Op. 13, No. 2
source: Sonate metodiche a violino solo o flauto traverso. Op. 13 (Hamburg [1728])
scoring: A or V (Bc)
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Francesco Maria Veracini (1690 - 1768):  Sonata Decima in D minor
source: Sonate a violino, o flauto solo, e basso (1716), No. 10
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  12
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Chacconne
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: SSAB
Arranged from the original score in G minor.
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Saraband
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: SSAB

Arranged from the original score in G minor.

Divisions of the upper part are editorial.

What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Andrés Sas (1900 - 1967):  Ronda de Urubamba
source: Aires y Danzas Indios del Peru (Paris 1934)
scoring: STT or SAT
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Charles Dieupart (post 1667 - c. 1740):  3e Suitte in B minor (D minor)
source: Six suittes de clavessin pour un violon et flûte avec une basse de viole et un archilut (Amsterdam 1701), No. 3
scoring: V or A (Bc)
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George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Chacconne
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
Arranged from the original score in four parts in G minor.
What is the meaning of these icons?   10
Anonymous (XVII cent.):  Ouverture
source: A Collection of Several Simphonies and Airs in Three Parts ([London] 1688), No. 3
scoring: AA or AT (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Anonymous (XVII cent.):  Gavotte
source: A Collection of Several Simphonies and Airs in Three Parts ([London] 1688), No. 2
scoring: CC or AA (Bc)

The original score in C major has been also editorially transposed in F major. The narrow range of the parts allows a wide choice of recorders to play this piece.

What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Michel Blavet (1700 - 1768):  Sonata Prima in E minor (G minor) - Op. 1, No. 1
source: Six Sonates Pour deux Flutes-traversieres sans Basse. Op. 1 (Paris 1728)
scoring: AA
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George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Sprich vor mir ein süsses Wort, Air
source: Almira, Königin von Castilien (1705) - HWV 1
scoring: AATB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Johann Christian Schickhardt (c. 1681 - 1762):  Sonata VII in E major, Eb major, C major - Op. 30, No. 7
source: L’Alphabet de la musique. Op. 30 (London c. 1735)
scoring: A or V (Bc)
Schickhardt presents these sonatas in four different keys: two for the treble recorder and two for the flute or violin.
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Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663):  Sonata Seconda a 3 - Op. 22, No. 22
source: Diversi generi di sonate da chiesa e da camera (Venice 1655)
scoring: AAB (Bc)

Adapted from the original score for two violins, cello and basso continuo.

What is the meaning of these icons?   12
James Last (1929 - ):  Einsamer Hirte (The Lonely Shepherd)
scoring: STB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?    3
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 - 1755):  Premiere Sonate in E minor (G minor) - Op. 2, No. 1
source: Sonates a deux flûtes-traversieres sans basse. Op. 2 (Paris 1724)
scoring: AA
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Jacques Hotteterre «le Romain» (1673 - 1763):  Prelude in G minor - Op. 7, No. 2
source: L’art de préluder. Op. 7 (Paris 1719)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sonata VI in C major - BWV 530
source: Sechs Orgel-Trios für zwei Manuale mit dem obligaten Pedal (Autograph manuscript, c. 1727-31), No. 6
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Adapted from the original score in G major.

What is the meaning of these icons?  13
Johann Mattheson (1681 - 1764):  Sonata I in D minor - Op. 1, No. 1
source: XII Sonates à 2 et 3 flutes sans bass. Op. 1 (Amsterdam 1708)
scoring: AA
Version 1.10 (2015-03-19): corrected a misprint in the music.
What is the meaning of these icons?  20
Jean Baptiste [John] Loeillet of London (1680 - 1730):  Sonata IV a 3 con Flauto e Hautboy in D minor - Op. 2, No. 4
source: XII sonatas in three parts. Op. 2 (London c. 1725)
scoring: A or AT (Oboe, Bc)

The oboe part can be played by a tenor recorder player with average skills.

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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Checking Into A Famous Hotel
scoring: ATTB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688 - c. 1720):  Sonata II in Bb major - Op. 3, No. 2
source: XII Sonates a une Flute & Basse Continue. Op. 3 (Amsterdam [1715])
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  8
Johann Christian Schickhardt (c. 1681 - 1762):  Concerto IV in F major - Op. 19, No. 4
source: VI Concerts à Quatre Flutes et Basse Continue. Op. 19 (Amsterdam c. 1715)
scoring: AAAA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  10
Jacques-Christophe Naudot (c. 1690 - 1762):  Troisième Babiole in C major - Op. 10, No. 3
source: VI Babioles. Op. 10 (Paris [1737])
scoring: AA
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Andreas Heinrich Schultzen (1681 - 1741):  Sonata VI in D minor
source: VI Sonate a Flauto solo con Cimbalo o vero Fagotto (Amsterdam [1703]), No. 6
scoring: A (Bc)
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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  4 Chords 4 4 Recorders
scoring: ATTB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   10
Stephen Foster (1826 - 1864):  My Old Kentucky Home
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Francesco Bendusi (flourished 1553):  Desiderata
source: Opera nova de balli a quattro. Accomodati da cantare et sonare d’ogni sorte de stromenti (Venice 1553), No. 3
scoring: ATBB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):  «Göttlicher Morpheus», Canon a 4 - Op. 113, No. 1
scoring: CCCC or AAAA
What is the meaning of these icons?    8
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725):  O cessate di piagarmi, Arietta
source: Il Pompeo (Rome 1682)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

Divisions of the recorder line are editorial.

What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Michel Blavet (1700 - 1768):  Sonata terza in E minor (G minor) - Op. 3, No. 3
source: Troisieme livre de sonates pour la Flûte traversiere avec la Basse. Op. 3 (Paris 1740)
scoring: A (Bc)
There is a riddle in the first movement of this sonata. It occurs at end of both repeats, where the flute part bears two different lines: the upper one is a minim repeated three times (three bars) the other walks by quavers (eighth notes) matching the bass line.
Which line is the flute supposed to play? My short answer is: I do not know. And now I can describe three possible solutions:
  1. The flute plays the minims while the harpsichord right hand plays the quavers;
  2. The flute plays first the upper line and on repeat the quavers;
  3. The flute plays both lines using the minims as appoggiature of the real melody line; that is, the quavers.
Whoever knows a certain answer or has a better guess, please let us know.
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Ack Värmeland, du sköna (Dear Old Stockholm), Swedish folk song
scoring: TBB (Keyboard ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Anonymous (XVII cent.):  Menuet
source: A Collection of Several Simphonies and Airs in Three Parts ([London] 1688), No. 1
scoring: AA or AT (Bc)

The original score in C minor has been also editorially transposed in D minor, for recorders’ sake. The narrow range of the parts allows a wide choice of recorders to play this piece.

What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Anonymous (XVII cent.):  Chaconne (2)
source: A Collection of Several Simphonies and Airs in Three Parts ([London] 1688), No. 34
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Jacques Hotteterre «le Romain» (1673 - 1763):  Prelude in D major (F major) - Op. 7, No. 1
source: L’art de préluder. Op. 7 (Paris 1719)
scoring: A (Bc)

The original D major version contains adaptations of its range – which reaches the low D – to that of a treble recorder. The F major version is entirely editorial.

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Bobby Scott (1937 - 1990):  He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
scoring: SATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739):  Trio Sonata V in C major
source: VI sonata a tre. Due violoncello o due viole da gamba (c. 1736), No. 5
scoring: ATB (Bc)

Adapted for ATB recorders from the original score in Bb major for cellos or viols.

What is the meaning of these icons?  11
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Passamezzo moderno
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Michel Blavet (1700 - 1768):  Sonata seconda in B minor (D minor) - Op. 3, No. 2
source: Troisieme livre de sonates pour la Flûte traversiere avec la Basse. Op. 3 (Paris 1740)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  10
Francesco Bendusi (flourished 1553):  Moschetta
source: Opera nova de balli a quattro. Accomodati da cantare et sonare d’ogni sorte de stromenti (Venice 1553), No. 2
scoring: ATTB or ATBB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Questi ceppi e quest’orrore
source: Floridante - HWV 14 (1721)
scoring: A (Bc)

As soon as a Handel opera was performed, the score was published as well; and this also happened for Floridante in 1721. The original print contains a couple of airs followed by the transposition of the singer part «For the Flute»; that is, for a treble recorder.

What is the meaning of these icons?   5
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Menuet «Vanne, segui 'l mio desio»
source: Floridante - HWV 14 (1721)
scoring: A or C (Bc)

As soon as a Handel opera was performed, the score was published as well; and this also happened for Floridante in 1721. The original print contains a couple of airs followed by the transposition of the singer part «For the Flute»; that is, for a treble recorder.

This menuet has a narrow range and works well both for a treble recorder – mainly transposed in C major as suggested in the original print – and for a recorder in C. Our edition contains the music in the original key (F major) and transposed in Bb, C and G major.

What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Francesco Barsanti (1690 - 1772):  Sonata II in B minor - Op. 2, No. 2
source: VI sonate per la traversiera. Op. 2 (London [1728])
scoring: V (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  11
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 - 1773):  Pastorale - QV 2:Anh.31
source: Musica 2470-Q-19. Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden
scoring: AAB

This is the first movement of a trio sonata in A major for two transverse flutes doubtfully attributed to Quantz. I simply transposed it in Bb major and slightly adapted the bass line for a bass recorder.

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Francesco Bendusi (flourished 1553):  Pass’e mezo ditto il Romano
source: Opera nova de balli a quattro. Accomodati da cantare et sonare d’ogni sorte de stromenti (Venice 1553), No. 1
scoring: ATTB or ATBB
What is the meaning of these icons?  7
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Sitz a schöns Vogerl im Tannabaum, Folksong from Lower Austria
scoring: STT
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788):  Oboe Solo - Wq 135 (H 549)
source: Ms. cote 5521. Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Bruxelles
scoring: A (Bc)

It is apparent from the title that this sonata was conceived for an oboe; nevertheless; it works quite well for a treble recorder transposed a tone up in A minor with the addition of minor adjustments.

Thanks to Bruno for drawing my attention to it.

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Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):  «Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram» - Op. 113, No. 13
scoring: TTTTBB

The theme of this canon is from Schubert’s Winterreise Lied «Der Leiermann».

What is the meaning of these icons?    11
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Au Clair de la Lune, French popular song
scoring: ATB (Keyboard ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?  9
Tarquinio Merula (c. 1594 - 1665):  Canzon La Lusignola
source: Canzoni a quattro voci. Libro primo (1615)
scoring: SATB
Version 1.50 (2015-02-08): corrected a few oddities in the musical structure, mostly in the bass line.
What is the meaning of these icons?  13
Ciro Dammicco [Zacar] (1947 - ):  Soleado, aka When a Child Is Born
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    2
Francesco Bendusi (flourished 1553):  Bandera
source: Opera nova de balli a quattro. Accomodati da cantare et sonare d’ogni sorte de stromenti (Venice 1553), No. 19
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Giorgio Pacchioni (1947 - ):  Tarantella siciliana
scoring: C (Piano)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Francesco Bendusi (flourished 1553):  La mala vecchia
source: Opera nova de balli a quattro. Accomodati da cantare et sonare d’ogni sorte de stromenti (Venice 1553), No. 6
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Johann David Heinichen (1683 - 1729):  Concerto grosso based on Seibel 211
source: Mus. ms. 240/3. Manuscript preserved in Darmstadt: Hessische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Edited and/or arranged by Jan Jaap Langereis
scoring: AAAATTBLF

This is an arrangement for recorders only – made by Jan Jaap Langereis – of the original concerto for four recorders in G and strings (see the related-entry link for more information). The division between «Concertino» and «Concerto grosso» implies that the four treble recorders – which belong to the concertino – should play solo, while the lower recorders, belonging to the concerto grosso, can be doubled ad libitum.

What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Sholom Secunda (1894 - 1974):  Donna Donna (דאַנאַ דאַנאַ)
scoring: SATB or SSAB

Arranged for recorders following the autograph manuscript.

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Ruggiero Giovannelli (c. 1560 - 1625):  Iesu summa benignitas
source: Diletto spirituale (Rome 1586)
scoring: ATB or SAT

This sacred canzonet has been transcribed from the harpsichord tablature, which contains original divisions.

What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Giorgio Mainerio (c. 1535 - 1582):  Ballo Anglese
source: Recueil de danseries, contenant presque toutes sortes de danses (Antwerp 1583), No. 45
scoring: SATB or SSAT
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Schlaf, Kindchen, also wohl, German popular song
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Alessandro Besozzi (1702 - 1793):  Sonata VI in Bb major
source: Six Sonatas or Duets for two German Flutes or Violins (London c. 1750), No. 6
scoring: AA

The original score for two flutes or violins has been transposed a third above for two treble recorders.

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Traditional:  What if a day, English popular song of the Elizabethan time
scoring: A (Harpsichord)

There are few English songs which afford more room for speculation than this one. Its origin and its authorship are both in doubt, for it is one of those songs which are found in two countries, and while it has been ascribed to a particular author, there is presumptive evidence that it was popular long before he was born. «What if a day» is well known in Holland under the title of «Berg op Zoom», in which shape it will be found in Kremser’s Altniederlandische Volkslieder. Here it is a patriotic song of splendid martial vigor. But it is also found in a Dutch publication of 1647 under the name of «Essex’s Lamentation». Furthermore, Herr Daniel de Lange, a distinguished Dutch musician and Director of the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, informed the writer that Holland had few if any original folk-songs; that most of those current there could be traced back to an English, French or German origin. From these facts, it would seem probable that the tune is English and was carried over to Holland by some of Elizabeth’s soldiers who fought in the Low Countries. There is some doubt as to the authorship. In one or two early collections it is assigned to Thomas Campion, but that means nothing, for editors were flagrantly careless about such things at that period and much later. Playford was the most careful of them, yet the song «Why should’st thou swear» was assigned to no less than three different composers in three successive editions of his Ayres, all published within seven years. Neither words nor music of «What if a day» are to be found in the collection of Campion’s songs, and from the dates of references to it and the similarity of its words to older songs, it may very well belong to a much earlier period than the beginning of the seventeenth century, when Campion lived.

from Frank Hunter Potter’s Introduction to Reliquary of English Song. Vol. 1 (London 1915)

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Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725):  Concerto in A minor
scoring: SSAB

The source of this piece is Six Concertos in seven parts for two violins and violoncello obligate with two violins more a tenor and thorough bass (Benjamin Cooke, London 1740). Alessandro Scarlatti had been dead for fifteen years before that date and looking at the structure of the concertos we are quite sure that these pieces were not originally conceived as concerti grossi by the composer.

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Follia
source: Cantata BWV 212, «Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet» (Peasant Cantata)
scoring: SSAB

This is an arrangement of the air «Unser trefflicher lieber Kammerherr» for soprano, violin, viola and continuo taken from the so-called Peasant Cantata; that is, «Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet» – BWV 212.

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Francesco Mancini (1672 - 1737):  Sonata II in E minor
source: XII Solos for a flute with a thorough bass for the harpsichord or bass violin (London [1724]), No. 2
scoring: A (Bc)
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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Edwin Alton’s Valzer
scoring: STT
The 16-bar melody is taken from Edwin H. Alton’s Metodo facile per flauto dolce soprano (1971).
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