Sonata Op.34-1 for Clarinet Quartet

Joseph Bodin Boismortier (1689-1755) arr. M. Kamda
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Classical music
Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
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Six Sonatas Op.34 were originally composed by Boismortier for three melodic instruments (violins, flutes, etc.) and basso continuo on 1731. Op.34-1 consists of the following movements; I. Adagio, II. Presto, III. Adagio, IV. Allegro. Very beautiful and elegant piece.

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