Buxtehude composed three ostinato works: the ciaconas in C minor (BuxWV 159) and E minor (BuxWV 160) and the passacaglia in D minor (BuxWV 161). Johann Sebastian Bach's older brother Johann Christoph preserved all three of these works in a single manuscript, known as the "Andreas Bach Buch," Originating in in Spain at the beginning of the seventeenth century, both the ciacons and passacaglia’s soon appeared in a wide variety of Italian instrumental and vocal music. I've not bowed this edition as I felt that most people would do something different! I always find a clear score better to mark…
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The famous Galop from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld always goes down well in a concert. This version simplifies the end of the overture while still managing to keep the sparkle of the original. I've left the percussion parts in but it could be performed without them.
The opera The Abduction from the Seraglio was a huge success from it's very first performance. The first two performances in fact brought in the large sum of 1200 florins. This arrangement just uses the last section of the overture. The added percussion parts gives the piece its Turkish flavour.
An arrangement of Beethoven's famous Ode to Joy from his Symphony No.9 Op.125. I've tried to use as much of the original orchestration as possible in this arrangements. The bowings have been kept too but I think I would be tempted to change them to give younger plays more bow!
The 12 Concerti a cinque Op. 5 were composed in 1707. These concerti are extensions in form of his Op.2 concerti. It is interesting that every last movement of the Op.5 concerti are fugues.
The PDF file containes a Violin III part in lieu of viola 1.
Bitti composed several instrumental works including 8 violin sonatas in 1711 and a few concerti in 5-7 parts in 1715. These concerti were first published by Estienne Roger in Amsterdam.
This concert in D major is in four movements - Adagio, Allegro, Adagio and Allegro.