Flute Sonata in G major, H.550 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)

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 Complete Score, Flute Part
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 Complete Score, Flute Part
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JDH (2013/10/30)

Flute Sonata in G.pdf

Kurt Walther (1907-after 1981)

Publisher Info.:

Hortus Musicus, No.71: Sonaten für Flöte und Basso continuo
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1936.

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Cover added so that letter-sized, enlarged, and duplex parts may be read without page turns between movements.


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General Information

Work Title Flute Sonata in G major
Alternative Title Solo
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue Number H.550 ; Wq.123
Key G major
Movements/Sections 3 movements
  1. Andante
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di minuetto
Year/Date of Composition 1735, Frankfurt
Average Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation flute, continuo
External Links All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

Not commercially published until 1936. RISM lists a ms copy by Johann Heinrich Michel, who died in 1848, so it was copied out by 1848, suggesting that perhaps by the Montezuma rule it is PD...?

"1735, Frankfurt" from his estate catalogue (described as "Nachlaß-Verzeichnis" or "NV 1790" in the cpebach.org preface), where the sonata is listed as a "solo", not a sonata. Manuscripts for CPE Bach's works (solos, sonatas,...) for flute and continuo resurfaced in 1999 when the archives of the Singakademie zu Berlin, "lost since World War II" (according to the preface of the CPE Bach edition), resurfaced- 11 works almost all only known in one source otherwise.

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