Scheibe’s three sonatas for flute (or violin) and obbligato harpsichord were published in the late 1750s but were probably composed much earlier – their copious and elaborate imitative writing is out of character with his later music. Though rooted in the tradition of similar works by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, and composers at Frederick the Great’s court in Berlin, Scheibe’s sonatas are more substantial, each having four movements, in the traditional slow–fast–slow–fast scheme.
La Libertà is the most original, and among the most attractive, of Maurice Greene’s secular vocal compositions on Italian texts. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he wrote it for the celebrated operatic mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni to sing as a grateful farewell to her English patrons and admirers just before her final departure from London in the summer of 1728.Read more
Composer:Maurice Greene Publication date: March 2018 Instruments: Soprano, violin, basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Duration:c.3' Series:Baroque Pages: ix/7 + 3 x 4 ISMN: 979 0 708146 66 7 ISBN: 978 0 708146 67 9 Code: HH456.FSP Price: £9.95 More information