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



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Editor Kurt Walther (1907-1989)
Publisher. Info. Hortus Musicus, No.71: Sonaten für Flöte und Basso continuo
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1936.
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Work Title Flute Sonata in G major
Alternative. Title Solo
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.550 ; Wq.123
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 49
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Andante
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di minuetto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1735, Frankfurt
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation flute, continuo
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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 "NachlaĂź-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.