La cetra, Op.11 (Legrenzi, Giovanni)

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Contents

Performances

Sheet Music

Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Venice: Francesco Magni Gardano, 1673.
Copyright
Misc. Notes RISM A/I: L 1625
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General Information

Work Title La Cetra, libro quattro di sonate a 2-4 stromenti
Alternative. Title
Composer Legrenzi, Giovanni
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11* ; RISM A/I: L 1625
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGL 3
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 18 sonatas
  • 6 Sonate a due
1. Trio Sonata (2 violins)
2. Trio Sonata (2 violins)
3. Trio Sonata (2 violins)
4. Trio Sonata (violin, viola da brazzo or bassoon)
5. Trio Sonata (violin, viola da brazzo or bassoon)
6. Trio Sonata (violin, viola da brazzo or bassoon)
  • 6 Sonate a tre
7. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
8. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
9. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
10. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
11. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
12. Sonata (2 violins, viola da brazzo)
  • 6 Sonate a quattro
13. Sonata a 4 (4 violins)
14. Sonata a 4 (2 violins, viola, viola da brazzo)
15. Sonata (2 violins, viola, viola da brazzo)
16. Sonata (2 violins, viola, viola da brazzo)
17. Sonata (4 viole da gamba o come piace) - see comment"*
18. Sonata a 4 (4 viole da gamba o come piace) - see comment"*
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1673 or before
First Publication. 1673 - Venezia: Francesco Magni detto Gardano
Dedication Leopold I. of Austria
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2-4 instruments, continuo
Extra Information This volume is in fact Legrenzi’s Op.11. The printing of La Cetra as Op.10 appears to be an error on the part of the Venetian publisher, who was presumably unaware of Legrenzi's actual Op.10 published in Bologna in 1670, Acclamationi divote, Op.10. The correct numbering of Legrenzi's publications resumed in 1676 with the issue of Cantate, e Canzonette a voce sola, Op.12. To add to the confusion, when Legrenzi's Bologna publisher reissued La Cetra in 1682, they retained the designation as Op.10.

Misc. Comments

  • The final two sonatas in this collection are unusual in several respects. They are Legrenzi's only works to specify the use of viols, and are printed with two sets of clefs, allowing for their performance in different keys depending on the instruments chosen, hence the instruction "O come piace", "or what you will" in the title.