Two flute concertos ('Il Gran Mogol' RV431a and RV431) composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Edited by Andrew Wooley. For Flute, keyboard. Keyboard reduction and solo part. 28 + 13(ix) pages. Duration 9 minutes (2x). Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH272-KBD).
ISBN 979 0 708092 38 4.
This is the first modern edition, and reconstruction, of a concerto for transverse flute by Vivaldi with the exotic title 'Il Gran Mogol', discovered in the Scottish National Archives. Closely related to this work is the composer's concerto rv 431, of which only the first and last movements survive. Using a transposed version of the slow movement of 'Il Gran Mogol', the editor Andrew Woolley has been able to complete rv 431, and the two works are conveniently presented together in this exciting new publication. Performers should seize the opportunity to play these concertos, originally created for the 'amateur' market.