Kirchensonate fur vier Blockfloten

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Classical music
Quartet (Soprano Recorder)

A good while back, I made an arrangement of this Kirchensonate f�r Vier Blockfl�ten for oboe and harpsichord continuo.
In its original form for Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass Recorder, it was specially written for my lifelong friend and Youth Exchange partner, Peter Bennemann, who lived in Bremen, Germany at the time. Peter was a keen recorder player, and is the dedicatee of my Sonata for Treble Recorder. This ’Church Sonata - adhering to the Baroque construction consists of a Prelude, Fugue, Gavotte and Gigue, and its harmonies are mainly Baroque in conception, though with some slightly more contemporary tweaking. This is the first time the original work, actually dating from 1966, has been published, and may be of interest to recorder ensembles looking for something from the period, but slightly modernised.

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