Jean Michel Muller published 12 concertos for oboe solo, 4-part accompanying ensemble (his first choice was double reeds, but he allows for the possibilities of these being stringed instruments) and continuo. Marianne Pfau – leader and artistic director of a group called Toutes Suites – has edited all 12. Three of them are now available from my website. Find out more by clicking here.
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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
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!
The latest title in our catalogue is now available. It’s a wonderfully rich sonata for two violins, three violas, viola da basso and continuo by the mid-17th-century German composer, David Pohle, and was edited by Gottfried Gille whose dissertation on Pohle’s music remains the definitive reference work. This new edition is part of a Complete Edition of his surviving music. So far, over half are available. Click here for details.
The sonata was recorded on a very fine CD called Wie der Hirsch schreyet (a psalm text set by Pohle, known in English as “As pants the hart”) by L’arpa festante. (Carus 83.413).
HAVING been honoured with an invitation to talk at a weekend symposium devoted to celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Christoph Graupner’s death, I am currently in Darmstadt (Germany). Yesterday’s papers focussed on the development of the court / city as a centre for the arts under Ernst Ludwig, while today’s have turned to Graupner’s music in general, and opera in particular.
Among the most entertaining revalations was a report by Prof. Dr. Ursula Kramer (University of Mainz) about a “Lusthaus” built in the castle grounds. In this sadly no longer extant building, the court used to dine during the summer months. But little did any guests realise what delights lay in store for them – for concealed beneath them was a second chamber, where musicians could assemble (having reached the room through a tunnel) to play tafelmusik. There were holes in the floor at the corners that allowed their sweet sounds to perculate aloft Rashid-Sascha Pegah (another participant in the symposium) had even found references in contemporary documents to “chalumeaux musique”, one of them specifically to music for three chalumeaux. This must surely have been the ouverture suite (GWV401, PLM code GRA183) which Kim Clow has just published with Prima la musica!
So the next time you are sitting somewhere nice, eating, and enjoying (or not, as the case may be), the muzak… just think – it’s not such a new idea
Kim Clow has been diligently been working away on complete editions of Christoph Graupner’s Sinfonias and Orchestral Suites, but he has not neglected other area’s of the composer’s output. In response to a request from one of our customers, he has edited this delightful four movement work – like Vivaldi and Fasch, Graupner seems to have enjoyed composing for bassoon, so this will be a welcome addition to any bassoonist’s repertoire.
Click here to visit our New Titles page – click on the link, then scroll to the bottom of the Graupner page.