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Stradella, Alessandro (1639 - 1682)

Serenata a 3 [1660] - Sinfonie concertate e Arie della Dama
Sample Score

The source of “Serenata a 3” [1660] is ms TO0265, Foà 14, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino. Caption title: “Serenata à 3. [Del Sig.r Alless.o Stradella - aggiunta successiva] / Concertino del p.º Cocchio / Concerto grosso di Viole / 2.º Cocchio”. The publication includes: the initial “Sinfonia” (version 1.0 of this Sinfonia was published on April 10, 2007), the “Sinfonia concertata con il Concertino della Dama delli 2 Violini & li Cocchi sonano tutti insieme con parti replicate”, fhe following aria “Mio petto inerme”, the recitativo-arioso with instruments ”Del valor donnesco” and a “Concerto solo di Viole”. These last numbers were published on October 23, 2007.

Version 2.0 with a few errors correction and a new editorial format (previous versions 1.0 were separately published on April and October 2007).
2 Sinfonie a 6 in Re maggiore per Violini, Cornetti, e Bassi
Sample Score

The sources are two different copies, named "Sinfonia" and "Sonata", of the same music: ms. TO0265419, Biblioteca Universitaria di Torino - Fondo Foà Giordano, orchestrated with Violini and Cornetti and ms Mus. MO0089, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria di Modena, with the header “Dodici Sinfonie a più VV.ni... , con B. C.”. The Modena Sinfonia has the caption title “[Sinfonia n.] 1. Violini e Bassi, a Due Concertini Distinti”, and it refers to the first number of this publication. The Torino Sonata has the caption title “Sonata à 4 Due Violini, e Due Cornetti divisi in due Chori”, and it refers to the second number of this publication.

The present edition (version 2.0) includes, in a renewed editorial format and with a few corrections, the Modena “Sinfonia a 6” already published as version 1.1 on January 4, 2007 and the Torino “Sonata a 4” published as version 1.0 on October 19, 2007.
3 Sinfonie da "Il Barcheggio" per Tromba o Cornetto, 2 Violini, Trombone e Basso [1681]
Sample Score

The sources are ms Mus. F. 1146, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria di Modena and a ms from Biblioteca Universitaria di Torino - Fondo Foà Giordano - ms TO0265197. The Modena ms reports in the first page of the score the script “... l'ultima delle sue Sinfonie”. The same ms, before the second Sinfonia, has the script: “Seconda Parte. / Sinfonia avanti / Violini: Cornetto, ò Tromba / Tutti i V.V. / all'Unissono / Bassi con Tromboni suonano”. The Torino ms includes some dynamic suggestions and bass figures, possibly added by a later hand.

Publication of 3 "Sinfonie" by Stradella (version 2.0). The first and the second Sinfonia were published as version 1.1 in 2007. The third one is published here for the first time.
Sinfonie e Balletto da "Vola vola in altri petti"
Sample Score

Source is ms TO0265, Foà 14, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, Torino. Caption title: “Serenata à 4 con Strom.ti Vola vola in altri petti Del
sig.r Alessandro Stradella”. From this Serenata the editor transcribed the initial instrumental piece named “Sinfonia”, an intermediate instrumental piece named “Sinfonia - Balletto” and the last piece in 6/8 named “Sinfonia”.

Version 1.0 with a revised editorial format.
Sonata di Viole per Violini, Leuto, Viole e Basso
Sample Score

The sources are two different copies of the score, named Sonata and Sinfonia: ms. TO0265419 p.69 [1660], Biblioteca Universitaria di Torino - Fondo Foà Giordano: “Sonata di viole - Concertino di due violini e leuto - Concerto grosso di viole”, and ms Mus. MO0089, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria di Modena, with caption title “Dodici Sinfonie a più VV.ni... , con B. C.”. The Modena Sinfonia has the caption title “[Sinfonia n.] 2. Violini e Bassi, a Concertino e Concerto grosso distinti”, and it refers to the second “Sinfonia” of this collection.

Version 1.2 with a new editorial format. Parts with currently used clefs.
Sinfonia avanti "Lo schiavo liberato"
Sample Score

The source is ms. Mus. F. 1156, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena. Caption title: “Lo Schiavo / Liberato / Serenata, ò Accademia / con gli Istromenti. / Parole del Sig.re Sebastiano Baldini. / Musica del Sig.re Al[essan]dro Stradella / Sinfonia avanti”.

Version 1.5
Sinfonia avanti la Serenata "Il Damone"
Sample Score

The sources are two ms. of the score from Serenata “Il Damone”: ms. TO026518600, Biblioteca Universitaria di Torino - Fondo Foà Giordano. In 7 parts and ms. Mus. MO0089, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria di Modena, with caption title: “Dodici Sinfonie a più VV.ni... , con B. C.”. The Modena “Sinfonia” has caption title: “Prima Sinf.a Grossa del Concerto delle Viole con le parti del Concertino Replicate”. This second ms. has a shorter first movement and a second completely different movement in 3/8.

Version 1.1
Sinfonia avanti la Cantata "Per il Santissimo Natale"
Sample Score

Source is ms Mus. F. 1145 of the score, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena. Caption title: “Cantata à 6. Con i Stromenti / Per il Santis:mo Natale / Del Sig.r Alesandro Stradella.”

Version 1.0 with a revised editorial format.