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

Recordings
'Corelli: Sonate da chiesa Opp 1 & 3' (CKD414)
Corelli: Sonate da chiesa Opp 1 & 3
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'Corelli: La Folia & other works' (CDH55240)
Corelli: La Folia & other works
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Details
Movement 1: Grave – Allegro – Adagio
Track 25 on CDH55240 [2'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 45 on CKD414 CD2 [2'14] Download only
Movement 2: Vivace
Track 26 on CDH55240 [1'01] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 46 on CKD414 CD2 [1'01] Download only
Movement 3: Allegro
Track 27 on CDH55240 [0'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 47 on CKD414 CD2 [0'56] Download only
Movement 4: Allegro
Track 28 on CDH55240 [1'23] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 48 on CKD414 CD2 [1'46] Download only
Movement 5: Allegro
Track 29 on CDH55240 [1'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 49 on CKD414 CD2 [1'20] Download only

Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 3 No 12
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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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