a piu Istromenti & la Fluta
recorder solo with chamber orchestra
Baldassare Sammartini (1695-1750)
Key: F Major
Form: Solo concerto
in three movements
Style: Late Baroque
Original Scoring: Soprano
recorder and strings
manuscript (provenance uncertain) written in two hands; held in
the Musik-och teaterbiblioteket (Music and Theatre Library)
in Stockholm, Sweden
Editor: T.H. Richards
Editorial Category : Arrangement;
in the original key.
Edition Scoring: Soprano
recorder, Traverso, Alto recorder; Tenor recorder; Bass recorder;
Violoncello/Viola da gamba. (No bass figuring.)
Contents: Full score,
commentary, source notes, and six instrumental parts (49 pages
Comments: This is
one of the great solo works for the soprano recorder, and is a
very accessible showpiece for advanced amateurs. The writing is
highly idiomatic, so there are few difficulties with fingering.
The second-movement Largo is extremely lyrical, and includes a
break for a solo cadenza. (A suggested candenza by the editor
is included in the score.)
This arrangement can be adapted
quite easily to performance by a full recorder consort by assigning
the traverso part to an additional tenor, and the violoncello
part to a great bass.
Commentary and source notes
in English, French, and German.