The latest addition to our catalogue is a four-movement sonata by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. The original manuscript gives oboes or violins as possible melody instruments. The final movement is a lively Allegro, with the upper voices in strict canon. Find the details (and the first page of the score) here
Archive for July, 2010
During the late 17th and early 18th century, there was a fascination for canonic writing. This example by Johann Friedrich Fasch is scored for recorder, bassoon and continuo, and has three movements – an Andante, follwed by two Allegros. The canons are strict throughout, and quite often unusually chromatic for the composer. The edition is detailed here.
Marco Schneider and Johanna Schatz have been active Graupnerians for many years. Marco’s choir regularly perform his music in concert. They have offered to produce editions for Prima la musica! and this month sees the release of the first three titles: Herr Gott Zebaoth, wer ist wie Du? , Gott führt die Seinen wunderbar and Erschrocknes Zion, sey erfreut. These are wonderful works which deserve to be better known. Check them out!