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Sonata in c minor (BWV1030) by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - originally in the key of b minorArranged by Christa Sokoll for Alto Recorder and Harpsichord with violoncello ad lib.Includes alto recorder (flute) part, basso continuo (violoncello) part and piano score.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote three sonatas for flute with figured bass and four sonatas for flute with obbligato harpsichord. These are BWV1030, 1031 and 1032 in b minor, Eb Major and A Major and the Sonata in g minor (BWV1020), the authenticity of which has been considered doubtful by recent research, although the great similarity of the entire structure with the Sonata in Eb major ought not to be ignored.The principles governing the present arrangements consist of transposing the sonatas to keys which fit, on one hand, the range of the alto recorder and, on the other hand, utilize the optimal, technical as well as tonal, capabilities of the recorder. At the same time, occasional transgressions of the range - upwards and downwards - have had to be carefully adjusted. This appears justified in so far as Bach himself made similar transcriptions.