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Concerto grosso C Major

Concerto grosso C Major

Christmas Concerto


  • Key: C major
  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, cello, string orchestra and harpsichord
  • Edition: set of parts, each 5 violins I+II [solo and tutti], 3 violas, 5 cellos/double basses
  • Order No.: CON 94-70

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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.37 kg

Description
It was the "Weihnachtskonzert" (Christmas concerto) in C major that won special popularity continuing a tradition which was cultivated by Corelli with his pastoral at the end of Op. 6 No. 8 or by Torelli in his Op. 8 No. 6 and reaching to the pastoral in Händel's "Messias" and to the sinfonia in the second cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas oratorium. This, finally, originates from the music-making of shepherds - coming from the Abruzzi and from Calabria to Rome at Christmas to play the shawm and the bagpipes in front of the cribs. Hence the popular consecutive thirds and the sustained bass tones characterizing the first "Largo", a genuine siciliano in the rocking, typically dotted 12/8 time.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISMN: 979-0-001-02286-6
Key: C major
Opus: op. 3/12
Performance duration: 10' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 1718
page number: 88
It was the "Weihnachtskonzert" (Christmas concerto) in C major that won special popularity continuing a tradition which was cultivated by Corelli with his pastoral at the end of Op. 6 No. 8 or by Torelli in his Op. 8 No. 6 and reaching to the pastoral in Händel's "Messias" and to the sinfonia in the second cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas oratorium. This, finally, originates from the music-making of shepherds - coming from the Abruzzi and from Calabria to Rome at Christmas to play the shawm and the bagpipes in front of the cribs. Hence the popular consecutive thirds and the sustained bass tones characterizing the first "Largo", a genuine siciliano in the rocking, typically dotted 12/8 time.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISMN: 979-0-001-02286-6
Key: C major
Opus: op. 3/12
Performance duration: 10' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 1718
page number: 88
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