Armida, GraunWV B:I:24 (Graun, Karl Heinrich)
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For 2 Flutes, 2 Bassoons, Strings and Continuo (Graun/Kram)
Realized the Sinfonia so you can get a good idea of the piece, which you can't from MIDI files. Hopefully some group will want to perform this wonderful piece and post a real version.
|Alternative Title||Dramma per musica in tre atti|
|Composer||Graun, Karl Heinrich|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||GraunWV B:I:24|
|First Performance||1751-03-27 in Berlin: Hofoper|
|Librettist||Leopoldo de Villati (1701-1752)|
|Instrumentation||Vocal soloists, Orchestra (2 flutes, 2 bassons, strings, continuo)|
About the Kram Edition
Never realized what a wonderful melodic gift Graun had. Have made two versions available:
- A performance version for orchestras that don't want to deal with all the ornaments (like schools for which a lot of this music is perfect)
- A more or less original transcription for the purist. No figures in the manuscript, but it works fine without them being in a pretty pre-classical style.
I'll add a realization to the performance edition when I have time. Note only the Andante uses winds. The other two movements are for Strings and Continuo.