Armida, GraunWV B:I:23 (Graun, Karl Heinrich)

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Overture

For 2 Flutes, 2 Bassoons, Strings and Continuo (Graun/Kram)

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Misc. Notes Realized the Sinfonia so you can get a good idea of the piece, which you can't from MIDI files. Hopefully some group will want to perform this wonderful piece and post a real version.
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms.8226/1.
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Overture

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Overture

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General Information

Work Title Armida
Alternative. Title Dramma per musica in tre atti
Composer Graun, Karl Heinrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GraunWV B:I:23
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
First Performance. 1751-03-27 in Berlin: Hofoper
Librettist Leopoldo de Villati (1701-1752)
after Philippe Quinault (1635−1688), after Torquato Tasso (1544–1595)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal soloists
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 bassons, strings, continuo

Misc. Comments

About the Kram Edition

Never realized what a wonderful melodic gift Graun had. Have made two versions available:

  1. A performance version for orchestras that don't want to deal with all the ornaments (like schools for which a lot of this music is perfect)
  2. A more or less original transcription for the purist. No figures in the manuscript, but it works fine without them being in a pretty pre-classical style.

I'll add a realization to the performance edition when I have time. Note only the Andante uses winds. The other two movements are for Strings and Continuo.

Operas and other stage works by Karl Heinrich Graun