Concerto in C major, RV 558 (Vivaldi, Antonio)



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For Organ solo (Gouin)

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Keanur (2014/6/30)

Performers MIDI file by Pierre Gouin
Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2014
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Sheet Music


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Tito Manlio (2015/6/6)

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Fynnjamin (2014/6/28)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1740
Misc. Notes This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Full SLUB resolution.
Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden (D-Dl): Mus.2389-O-4.
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PMLP536372--Mus.2389-O-4- Concerto RV 558.pdf

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Organ solo (Gouin)

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Keanur (2014/6/30)

Arranger Pierre Gouin - Contact
Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2014
Misc. Notes Transcription after a facsimile of the original manuscript.
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PMLP536372-Vivaldi ConcertoRV558 Andante.pdf
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General Information

Work Title Concerto con molti strumenti
Alternative. Title Concerto con due Flauti, due Tiorbe, due Mandolini, due Salmo, due Violini in Tromba Marina et un Violoncello
Composer Vivaldi, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RV 558
Key C major
First Performance. 1740-03-21
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Solo - 2 recorders, 2 chalumeau, 2 mandolins, 2 theorbos, 2 violins "in trombe marina", cello
Orchestra: strings, continuo
Extra Information Performed with RV 540, 146 and 552 for Prince Friedrich Christian of Poland and his musicians.

Misc. Comments

There are no trumpets in this piece. The solo violins in this piece are instructed to imitate the sound of a marine trumpet (trombe marina) which was not a brass instrument, but a large bowed instrument and one string with a very buzzy tone. Vivaldi "adapted" some violins owned by the Pieta for roles like this by attaching pieces of metal to the bridge which would rattle on the body of the instrument. There are 3 solo concerti for this instrument by Vivaldi.