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Kilravock Sonata in A minor

By Henricus Albicastro

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Violin & basso continuo
Composed by Henricus Albicastro (1700-1706). Edited by Andrew Woolley and Michael Talbot. Violin & Basso Continuo. Full score and parts. Edition HH Music Publishers #HH427-FSP. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH427-FSP).

Item Number: HH.HH427-FSP

ISBN 9781910359426.

A manuscript of this sonata was discovered recently in the collection of the Rose family, Lairds of Kilravock (near Inverness). Copied in a late 17th- or early 18th-century hand and inserted into a keyboard book of later date, it was possibly brought to Scotland, around the time of copying, by a Scottish student returning from the University of Leiden. The piece has five movements, the second of which is noteworthy for its combination of polyphonic writing and brilliant passage-work. It is a fine example of Albicastro's synthesis of the Corellian style with the polyphonic art of the south German school of violinists.

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