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Sammartini, Giovanni Battista (1700 - 1775)

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The source of Sonata IX is the printed edition in separate parts of the collection of 12 sonatas, ca. 1750, Gallica, BNF, Paris. Caption title: “XII Sonate, otto a due violini e basso e quattro a flauto, due violini e basso... opera quinta. Gravé par Joseph Renou...”. In the Renou edition the sonatas are erroneously attributed to Giuseppe Sammartini.

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The sources of Concertino are:

1. the ms. of score and parts Mus. Hs. 793, Badische Landesbibliothek, Karlsruhe, RISM ID No. 453002482. Caption title: “Concertino à più Stromenti con Due Flaute Traversiere / obligati / Del Sig.r San Martino”.

2. the ms of parts of the second movement, Mus. Hs. 788, Badische Landesbibliothek, Karlsruhe, RISM ID No. 453002477.

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The “Concerto” has the following opus catalogue references: GroF 804, JenS 71A. The source is a ms. of five separate parts available online at the digital library BLB, Karlsruhe (Mus. Hs. 780).

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The “Concertino” has the following opus catalogue references: GroF 807, BeiH deest, FarinaS 2004 3. The main source is an autograph ms. of the score (with no date) available online at the digital library BLB, Karlsruhe (Mus. Hs. 795). A second source at the same library (Mus. Hs. 785) is a ms. of separate parts.

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The “Concertino” has the following opus catalogue references: GroF 809, BeiH deest, FarinaS 2004 11. The source is an autograph ms. of the score (with the date October 1750) available online at the digital library BLB, Karlsruhe (Mus. Hs. 795). The last page of the score includes the script: “Questi concertini devon’eseguirsi con solamente quatro Stromenti, cioè, un Flauto Traversier, due Violini, mà che suonano di buon gusto, come pure un Violoncello. La Flutta deve sempre suonare col P.mo
Violino, essendo quella la parte principale; con di più li soli che sono qui notati: s’averte che li Violini devon suonare con tutta la maggior discrezione acciò la Flutta debba sentirsi distintamente, e così anche deve suonare il Violoncello.”;

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The source is a ms. of four separate parts available online at the digital library BLB, Karlsruhe.

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The sources are: a ms. of six separate parts and a ms. of a four parts score, both erroneously attributed to the theorbist Francesco Conti. Both mss. come from SLUB, Dresden.

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Source is ms Mus. 2954-N-4, SLUB Dresden, Digitale Bibliothek. It has been attributed to Giovanni Battista Sammartini as JenS 65.

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