6 Quintets, Op.11 (Bach, Johann Christian)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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5 more: Flute (full BNF resolution) • Oboe (full BNF resolution) • Violin (full BNF resolution) • Viola (full BNF resolution) • Cello (full BNF resolution)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Sieber, n.d.[1774].
Co-issue - Lyon: Casteau ; Brussels: Godfroy
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM A/I: B 304
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Publisher. Info. Amsterdam: J. J. Hummel, n.d. Plate 328.
Misc. Notes Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (DK-Kk): RISM A/I: B 303
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Harpsichords (Anonymous)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title 6 Quintets for Flute, Oboe and Strings
Alternative. Title Six Quintettos for a Flute, Hautboy, Violin, Tenor & Bass
Composer Bach, Johann Christian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11 ; W.B. 70-75
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces of 2 or 3 movements each
  1. Quintet in C major, W.B 70
  2. Quintet in G major, W.B 71
  3. Quintet in F major, W.B 72
  4. Quintet in E-flat major, W.B 73
  5. Quintet in A major, W.B 74
  6. Quintet in D major, W.B 75
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1772
First Publication. 1774 ca. - London: Welcker
Dedication Karl Theodor (von der Pfalz), the Elector Palatin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello (or 3 violins, viola, cello)

Misc. Comments

Although the works were composed in London, JC Bach's visit to the electoral court at Mannheim in 1772 explains the dedication. S.Sadie's edition is based on the original London edition but variants in other contemporary versions are said to have been considered. The works can be performed as quintets without keyboard support.

Sadie's editions have a figured bass. Does this mean that the original London edition also has figures in the bass part? Or should everything above (except the Sieber ca.1774 publication) be treated as arrangements?

"Announced in the Public Advertiser in 1774" - notes to the il Gardellino recording of Op.11 No.3. Not published until 1776 though?? - ES