Sonate per cembalo con alcuni saggi ed altri contrapunti, Op.4 (Della Ciaja, Azzolino Bernardino)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Rome: Composer, [1727]
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): RISM A/I: D 1399 The D-B copy has 4 extra printed and correctly numbered pages at the end containing the Pastorale.
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General Information

Work Title Sonate per cembalo con alcuni saggi ed altri contrapunti
Alternative. Title Sonate per cembalo con alcuni saggi ed altri contrapunti di largo e grave stile ecclesiastico per grandi organi
Composer Della Ciaja, Azzolino Bernardino
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.4
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas, 12 "saggo" (subjects for counterpoint exercises), 6 ricercars, 1 mass, 1 pastorale:
Sonata I
Sonata II
Toccata (F major)
Canzone, Languente (A minor)
Lento (C minor)
Allegro (F major)
Sonata III
Toccata (G minor)
Canzone (D minor)
Allegro (B major)
Non presto (G minor)
Sonata IV
Toccata (A major)
Canzone (D major)
Larghetto (E major)
Allegro (A major)
Sonata V
Toccata (C major)
Canzone (G major)
Allegro (D major)
Maestoso (C major)
Sonata VI
Toccata (A minor)
Canzone - Pausate e sostenuto - Allegro (C major)
[Primo Tempo] (B major)
Allegro (A minor)
Saggi per Organo [4-voice staff]
Soggetto del 1o. Modo (Mode I Dorian)
Soggetto del 2o. Modo (Mode II Hypodorian)
Soggetto del 3o. Modo (Mode III Phrygian)
Soggetto del 4o. Modo (Mode IV Hypophrygian)
Soggetto del 5o. Modo alla 5a. grave (Mode V Lydian a 5th below on B)
Soggetto del 6o. Modo (Mode VI Hypolydian)
Soggetto del 7o. Modo alla 5a. grave (Mode VII Mixolydian a 5th below on C)
Soggetto del 8o. Modo (Mode VIII Hypomixolydian)
Soggetto del 9o. Modo alla 5a. grave (Mode IX [Aeolian] a 5th below on D)
Soggetto del Xo. Modo (Mode X [Hypoaeolian])
Soggetto del XI Modo alla 5a. grave (Mode XI [Ionian] a 5th below on F)
Soggetto del XII Modo alla 5a. grave (Mode XII [Hypoionian] a 5th below on F)
Di Tuoni Misti [4-voice staff]
Ricercare 1 (F major)
Ricercare 2 (G minor)
Ricercare 3 (C major)
Ricercare 4 (F minor)
Ricercare 5 (D minor)
Ricercare 6 (E minor)
Messa [4-voice staff]
Introduzzione per quando non uoglia cominciarsi dal seguente. Grave
Supplemento per quando si comincia del Kirie. Grave
Gloria. Grave
Adoramus te
Qui tollis
Qui sedes
Tu solus
Pastorale (A minor) [keyboard staff]
First Publication. 1727 - Rome: Composer
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord, organ

Navigation etc.

  • The mass is not sung, and is in keyboard format.
  • According to Grove Music, a soggetto is "any existing material on which a piece was based, including either a chosen theme for imitative treatment or a borrowed cantus firmus. A later Italian, G.B. Martini, defined it in part ii of his Esemplare, ossia Saggio fondamentale pratico di contrappunto (1775) as a fugue subject of medium or average length . . ."