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6 Concerti for 2 treble recorders (or 2 Flutes, or 2 Violins), Op38Edited by Elisabeth KretschmannScore only; separate parts not availableThe composer Joseph Bodin de Boismotier was born in Thionville in 1689 and died in Roissy-en-Brie in 1755. He was one of the most important composers of the French Baroque era, writing numerous ballet-operas, vocal and instrumental works. Boismotier published his own compositions and intended his music to appeal to beginners and amateur musicians, too. His 6 Concerti Op38 were published for the first time in Paris in 1732.In the Baroque era composers would not always specify a particular instrument with its associated musical characteristics. These Concerti are thus not restricted to performance on two flutes - indeed, the composer himself mentions the possibility of playing them on "other instruments," such as two recorders, two oboes or two violins.
In this new edition the concertos have been transposed up a minor third so they can be played on two alto recorders, as would have been popular in the 18th century. The score is closely based on the first edition, with a few printing errors corrected without comment. Details added by the editor are indicated with dotted lines.