Suite in a Minor TWV 55:a2
For solo flute and strings with optional continuo
Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann
Edited by Judy Nishimura
Optional Continuo part by Victoria Jicha
Published by Alry Publications
Includes score and parts
Air à l'Italien
Little is known about the Suite in A Minor. It may date from the first decade of the 18th century, but wasn’t even published until 1936, when a general re-discovery of Telemann’s music eventually led to huge popularity for this concerto-suite for flute. It was probably written in response to a patron’s interest in music from Paris. Even though the work is opened by a French style Ouverture that sets up our expectations for a suite of standard dances like the courante, sarabande, or gigue, Telemann uses a cosmopolitan blend of French (Les Plaisirs, Réjouissance and the Menuets), Breton (Passepieds), Italian (Air à l’Italien) and Polish (Polonaise) music.
Unique to this new 2016 edition, in some sections of movements where the flute typically is tacet (Les Plasirs, Minuet I and Passepied I), there are Violin I cues written in the solo flute part, in case the flute wants to play along. Also, a new Continuo part has been written by Victoria Jicha, to further enhance the performance experience. Full Score and Parts are included.