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Overture a 7 TWV 55:C6

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 libitum - intermediate
C Major. Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Edited by Guenter Kehr. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Concertino (Chamber Orchestra). Score. TWV 55:C6. 46 pages. Duration 23'. Schott Music #CON 154. Published by Schott Music (HL.49001811).

Item Number: HL.49001811

ISBN 9790001024136. 9x12 inches.

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.

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

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