Sonata in Canon, TWV 41:B3 (Telemann, Georg Philipp)



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Rarus (2016/8/22)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Der getreue Music-Meister, Lection 9-10 (pp.33, 37)
Hamburg: Telemann, 1728[-29]
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Editor Hugo Ruf (1925-1999)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, No.5656, 1966.
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Editor Burkard Rosenberger
Publisher. Info. Edition Tempora Mutantur 1202
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Recorder and Basso continuo

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Publisher. Info. Daniel Van Gilst, EN 2014-103
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PMLP41848-Telemann GP - Sonate B-Dur, TWV 41,B3 - EN2014-103.PDF

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Misc. Notes Re-typeset from #243330, as the other version is rather difficult to read in places (the beaming is awkward and the accidentals on the figures very small and some of the spacing and slurs need tweaking). This version is untweaked output from Denemo (via LilyPond), and remarkably it took only 8 minutes to enter the music.
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General Information

Work Title Sonata in Canon
Alternative. Title
Composer Telemann, Georg Philipp
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TWV 41:B3
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Vivace
First Publication. 1728-29 in Der getreue Music-Meister (No.28)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 3 original versions:
  1. A major: transverse flute, viola or viola da gamba
  2. B flat major: viola or viola da gamba, treble recorder (!, see comments)
  3. B flat major: viola or viola da gamba, continuo

Misc. Comments

Telemann gives three different combinations of clefs, key signatures and instrumentations at the beginnig of the first system (cf. facsimile):

  1. A major: upper staff treble clef Flute trav., lower staff alto clef Viola di Gamba, ò di Bracc.
  2. B flat major: upper staff alto clef Viola., lower staff french violin clef Flaut. dolce.
  3. B flat major: upper staff alto clef without instrument name, lower staff bass clef without instrument name.

The first version interprets the first note (note on the first leger line above the staff) as an A5 (a2 in german nomenclature), the second and third as an B flat 4 (b1). The lower staff has continuo figures, thus the third version is with continuo. The well known version for treble recorder and continuo (cf. "Arrangements and Transcriptions") is not indicated in the original print, perhaps only because there ist no possible clef-key-combination. The peculiar second version with a recorder playing the bass part two octaves higher, which leads to some problems above all in the cadences, may be Telemanns attempt to indicate the possibilty of a recorder sonata.