Composer
VIVALDI
Title
Trio Sonata in g
Instrumentation
2 flutes, basso continuo
Editor
Paul M. Douglas
Arranger
Dr. James L. Bailey
Publisher
Alry Publications/P M Douglas
Grade
3
Product Code
05A2100PMD29

Trio Sonata in g minor composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1648-1741)
Edited and transcribed by Paul M. Douglas and basso continuo realized by Dr. James Bailey
For two Flutes and Basso continuo (originally for Recorder, Violin, and Continuo)
Duration: 12 minutes  

"For over a century this work has been better known as "the Vivaldi concerto" for flute, oboe, and bassoon, but it is now coming into its own as the "trio sonata" it indeed is, originally for recorder, violin, and continuo.  The editor has performed it in a number of different guises, and as a result has produced the present version, which should be a welcome addition to the repertoire of Vivaldi flute chamber enthusiasts.  One major change to signal: the first movement, in Vivaldi's original, treats the recorder as the main "concerto" soloist and the violin as a subserviant accompanist.  The editor has altered the balance to give each flutist an equal share of the soloist's material.  Oddly enough the last two movements do not present this imbalance."  -Paul M. Douglas (Preface)

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