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Ouverture a 7

C Major

By Georg Philipp Telemann

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3 Oboes, 2 Violins, Viola and Basso continuo; Harpsichord (Piano), Viola da gamba (Cello, Bassoon) ad lib. (2 violin I, 3 violin II, viola, 2 basses) - Grade 3
C Major. Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Edited by Gunter Kehr. This edition: CON 154-60. Orchestra Music. Concertino (Chamber Orchestra). Set of string parts (supplementary). 78 pages. Duration 23 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49001813).

Item Number: SD.49001813

ISBN 9790001024150.

Right at the beginning of the overture, Telemann comes up with a surprising idea. After the -"bare" entry of the wind section, the string tutti do not join in the playing until the third bar. The "harlequinade" often appearing in Telemann's overture suites obtains its attraction not least from syncopes and from a permanent change of tone colour. The "Espagniol" whose title prom-ises a bit of urbanity turns out to be a saraband, the "Bourree en Trompette" justifies its name by the tone repetitions typical of trumpet music.In the context of the whole, the "Sommeille", a harmonically unusual movement in C minor, is almost a piece across the border. Even in this gently rocking piece, Telemann is not at a loss for unobtrusive wit when he lets the upper parts die down shortly before the end, only a single bass tone represents the last chord.

  • Grave 
  • Harlequinade 
  • Espagniol 
  • Bourree en Trompette 
  • Sommeille 
  • Rondeau 
  • Menuett I (alternativement) 
  • Menuett Ii 
  • Gigue 

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