6 Concertos in Seven Parts (Scarlatti, Alessandro)



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Scores and Parts

Concerto No.3 in F major

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Dennis cook (2013/11/28)

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Editor Dennis Cook
Publisher. Info. Dennis Cook
Misc. Notes This edition simply presents the core four parts from the Cooke edition; the figures are also Cooke's.
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General Information

Work Title 6 Concertos in Seven Parts
Alternative. Title Six Concertos in Seven Parts for two Violins and Violoncello Obligate with two Violins more a Tenor and Thorough Bass, Compos'd by Sigr Alexander Scarlatti
Composer Scarlatti, Alessandro
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 concertos
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1725 or before
First Publication. 1740 - London: Benjamin Cooke (the father of Benjamin Cooke the composer)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation solo: 2 violins, viola, cello (figured)
ripieno: violins I and II, basso ripieno
Extra Information This collection was published by Benjamin Cooke in London, in 1740; fifteen years after the composer’s death. The designation on the title page is misleading, as the viola part is concertante, so the only ripieno parts are the two extra violins and basso. With the exception of the sixth concerto (and a few bars of harmonic filler in the third) these three extra parts do nothing more than selectively double the core four parts, suggesting that they are spurious. Some of these works exist as manuscripts in collections in Paris and Münster, designated as "Sonate à Quattro per due Violini, Violetta, e Violoncello senza Cembalo"; sadly no further information is available, and the editor (Dennis Cook) was unable to view these.