I have an Erato/RCA 1977 LP with a version by JP Rampal,(flute) Mario Duschenes (recorder) and R. Veyron-Lacrois (harpsichord).
They play a Telemann Trio sonata in A minor "for flute, recorder and harpsichord".
The LP envelope explains this sonata was taken from a collection entitled "Essercizii Musici". It also says is one of the first works for the recorder and the more modern flute that at the time was supplanting it. The parts are very balanced and it really is a play of friends, between the alto recorder and the flute of the time.
I want to obtain the score of this sonata. I went today to a big music store here, with very helpful people, but we were unable to identify it. There are a couple of sonatas in A minor, but none with this instrumentation.
Anybody knows the editor who could have this sonata in catalog? Or should I buy the complete collection of the essercizii and cross my fingers hoping that it is actually there?
The music is well known, I believe, or at least it sounds quite familiar to me. I could even upload a few fragments if it cannot be identified with this information, the only that I have.
If you refer to the LP I have, it is not that one. The sonata is in A minor, but was originally written by Telemann for Flute, Recorder (alto recorder?) and Basso Continuo (I believe originally harpsichord, but no sure).
I am now more or less convinced that it could be the number 5 in the collection "Esserzici Musici" by Telemann (a collection of 24 sonatas with different instrumentation and Keys).
I am getting increasingly desperate because I can find no trace of the sonata I want or the full collection here in Madrid. I visited today the main musical library in the city, without results...
Just to inform that I could identify the sonata and purchased a download from VivaldiStudio. Not the most friendly place on earth with its complex activation system, but still useful.
It was the Sonata #5 from the Esserzicii Musici. It seems to have been written for Recorder and Violin, judging for the low B it requires from the second voice (which I believed to be a flute of Telemann time). I suppose there was no low B available then. So my hated B foot will be useful for once, it I can manage to make that note sound (not too easy task).
The movements are: largo, Vivace, Affettuoso and Allegro.
So I do not need more help about this. Thank you anyway.
OOPS! "it I can manage" should be "if I can manage"