In the Orbit of Venus aims to evoke key aspects of Venus as well as planetary motion in outer space. Repeated notes suggest satellite radio signals and movement, mythical names in Morse code, or simply a vague communicative presence. The first performance was given by Philip Mead during Scotland’s sound Festival 2014.
Boismortier's Op. 28 trio sonatas are imbued with the kind of elegance, melodic and harmonic interest, and contrapuntal flair that characterise his earlier and later sets written in the ‘Italian style’, and they should greatly appeal to performers on the baroque and the modern oboe.
Editor:Michael Elphinstone Publication date: April 2015 Instruments: Two oboes and basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Series:Baroque Pages: xii/21 + 3 x 12 ISMN: 979 0 708092 99 5 ISBN: 978 1 910359 18 1 Code: HH379.FSC Price: £25.00 More information
The ninth sonata of the group, in five movements, is one of Bitti’s most stylistically advanced and ambitious. Its second movement, in C minor, is a languorous Largo in siciliana rhythm, and the gavotte-like finale takes the form of a theme with five variations.
Editor:Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé Publication date: April 2015 Instruments: Violin, basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Series:Baroque Pages: viii/18 + 2 × 8 ISMN: 979 0 708059 18 9 ISBN: 978 1 910359 16 7 Code: HH348.FSP Price: £12.50 More information