Twelve concerti grossi, op.6 (Corelli)


Twelve concerti grossi, op.6 (Corelli)

"Twelve concerti grossi, op.6" are a collection of twelve concerti written by Arcangelo Corelli, arranged for publication in 1708. These are some of the finest examples of the baroque-style Concerti Grossi - concertos for a concertino group of two violins and cello and a ripieno group of 2 violins, cello and continuo.

Details of the concerti grossi, op.6

The first eight are concerti da chiesa while the last four are concerti da camera.

No.1 in D Major

# Largo-Allegro
# Largo-Allegro
# Largo
# Allegro
# Allegro

c. 12 minutes

No.2 in F Major

# Vivace-Allegro-Adagio
# Allegro
# Grave-Largo
# Allegro

c. 10 minutes

No.3 in C Minor

# Largo
# Allegro-Adagio
# Grave
# Vivace
# Allegro

c. 10 minutes

No.4, in D Major

# Adagio-Allegro
# Adagio
# Vivace
# Allegro-Giga: Presto

c. 10 minutes

No.5, in B-flat Major

# Adagio-Allegro-Adagio
# Adagio
# Allegro-Adagio
# Largo
# Allegro

c. 11 minutes

No.6, in F Major

# Adagio
# Allegro
# Largo
# Vivace
# Allegro

c. 12 minutes

No.7, in D Major

# Vivace-Allegro-Adagio
# Allegro
# Adagio
# Vivace
# Allegro

c. 9 minutes

No.8, in G Minor

Also known as the "Christmas Concerto" as it was written for Christmas Eve and has a pastorale in the last movement.

# Vivace-Grave
# Allegro
# Adagio-Allegro-Adagio
# Vivace
# Allegro
# Pastorale: Largo

c. 14 minutes

No.9, in F Major

# Preludio: Largo
# Allemanda: Allegro
# Corrente: Vivace
# Gavotta: Allegro
# Adagio
# Minuetto: Vivace

c. 9 minutes

No.10, in C Major

# Preludio: Largo
# Allemanda: Allegro
# Adagio
# Corrente: Vivace
# Giga: Presto
# Minuetto: Vivace

c. 13 minutes

No.11, in B-flat Major

# Preludio: Largo
# Allemanda: Allegro
# Adagio
# Largo
# Sarabanda: Largo
# Giga: Vivace

c. 10 minutes

No.12, in F Major

# Preludio: Adagio
# Allegro
# Adagio
# Sarabanda: Vivace
# Giga: Allegro

c. 10 minutes

Length estimates are drawn from the recording by The English Concert.

External links

* [http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/dhm77007.htm More on the Twelve Concerti Grossi]


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