Sonata V à 6 in D minor (Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich)

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For 6 Recorders (Wiebes)

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General Information

Work Title Sonata V à 6 in D-minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 31
First Publication. 1662
Dedication Leopold of Austria
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 6 instruments

Misc. Comments

Schmelzer, according to Grove Music, favoured string instruments, so this probably has a more specific instrumentation. Also, there are works entitled "Sonata à 4" where the 4th part is continuo, which could be taken by 2 people, so there is no certainty that the original actually carries the title "Sonata à 6"; it is possible the arranger used that because they arranged for 6 parts. The original might be in Schmelzer's Sacro-profanus concentus musicus, which contains 13 sonatas for 2-8 instruments, but at the moment IMSLP has nothing to compare this with. Tagged for 5 open instruments for now, but obviously, title and tagging are both subject to correction.