Telemann: Six Sonatas, op. 2 [TWV 40:101-106] bass clef
Code: JP5071 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0494-7
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1757) was a very prolific
composer having completed over 3000 works including 1043
church cantatas, 46 settings of the Passion, and nearly 50
concertos for various instruments. The six sonatas in this
edition, first published in 1727, were originally for two
flutes or two violins. Due to the somewhat limited range of
only two octaves and a step, the duets are also very
practical for any other two like woodwinds. This edition
has been transposed to a normal range for two bassoons.
As was common with most eighteenth century scores, few
articulation marks were included in the original
manuscript. This edition does not add new articulations,
but does offer some suggestions in a narrative that
briefly discusses appropriate use of slurs and trills.
Performers may add articulation and ornamentation
according to their experience and personal tastes. Each
sonata has 4 short movements with each of the two parts
requiring equal ability.