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Sonata III, TWV 40:143, III Andante and IV Allegro
By Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was one of the most prolific composers of all time, and his compositions varied widely in style, mood and instrumentation. His music influenced many other famous composers of the same era, including Handel and J.S. Bach. He was a well-loved and popular musician who played many different instruments, including recorder.

Telemann’s Sonata III (TWV 40:143) is from a series of nine sonatas that Telemann wrote for two flutes without accompaniment. Included in these recordings are the final two movements of the sonata (starting on page 5 of the score), which are playable with alto recorder on the upper part and tenor on the lower part:
  • Andante, which you can play along with on a Baroque alto/tenor (pitched at 415). In the alto part in measure 4, you will need to bring the low E natural up an octave.
  • Allegro (4th movement), which you can play at a slower or faster speed, on a 415 alto/tenor. In the tenor part in measures 46-48, you will need to bring the ascending scale pattern down an octave. Also in the tenor part, you’ll need to do the same in measures 65-66.
(Challenging; Andante – eighth note=68, Allegro, slow version – quarter note=80; Allegro, faster version – quarter note=100)
-- Miriam Rosenblum
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Play-alongs, Arrangements and Transcriptions
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Recorded Accompaniment, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical