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G 12.009 CoverGiuseppe Valentini (approx. 1680–after 1759)
Domenico Maria Dreyer (around 1700)
2 Sonatas

for alto recorder and basso continuo
Edited by Martin Nitz
Realization of the thorough bass by Martin Nitz

Girolamo G 12.009, score and 2 parts, € 19,00
ISMN 979-0-50084-019-0

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G 12.008 G 12.010




The sonatas published here for the first time, originate from a manuscript1) that – apart from one exception – comprises works for treble recorder. Most of them nevertheless were intended for violin and have been arranged accordingly.2)

If one examines the draft, one has the impression that the music was written rather hurriedly (several writers have been at work here). This was probably due to some enthusiast of chamber music for recorder whose sudden huge demand for this music had to be met quickly.

Because of the numerous errors of the copyists, presumably resulting from hasty work, the editor has abstained from a commentary.3) Interested performers are referred to the facsimile edition obtainable from SPES, Florence.

The editor has adapted the accidentals to modern use and has also undertaken the realisation of the sporadically figured bass. Any additions by the editor have been indicated.

Giuseppe Valentini (ca. 1680–1759) was possibly a pupil of Arcangelo Corelli. He wrote operas, oratorios and cantatas as well as works for strings.

No biographical data could be found about Domenico Maria Dreyer (around 1700).

Translation: J. Whybrow

Hamburg, September 1996, Martin Nitz


1) Sinfonie di varii Autori, Ms., ca. 1720/30, kept in the Biblioteca Palatina in Parma, can be obtained as a facsimile from Studio Per Edizioni Scelte, Florence.

2) See the last movement of the sonata by G. Valentini.

3) The vast amount of corrections would have gone beyond the scope of this edition that is intended for practical use.