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Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers.
Track(s) taken from CDH55240
Recording details: May 1986
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 6 minutes 36 seconds

'Highly enjoyable' (Gramophone)

'Excellent performances from all concerned, and recording quality to match' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'The most persuasive account of Corelli on disc' (The Rough Guide to Classical Music)

Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 3 No 12
composer
1689; dedicated to the Duke of Modena

Vivace  [1'01]
Allegro  [0'58]
Allegro  [1'23]
Allegro  [1'04]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Spaniard Lulier and Corelli frequently collaborated in the production of oratorios, Lulier providing the vocal music and Corelli the sinfonias. One such collaboration was S Beatrice d’Este, performed in Roma and Modena in 1689; Corelli’s Op 3 set of Sonate da chiesa was dedicated to the Duke of Modena in the same year. These are more elaborate than the first set, exploiting the virtuosity of the players of all three instruments. The extended opening flourishes of Op 3 No 12, over long held ‘pedal’ notes, are a violinistic interpretation of the style of the organ toccata; these give way to a short Adagio where the typical Corellian ‘walking bass’ makes a brief appearance. Then comes a Vivace, in which the cello shows its paces and an Allegro in which the violinists do the same; the sonata ends with an exciting fugue.

from notes by Tim Crawford © 1987


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