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Allegro 2 (Sonata 11 Op. 2)

(Benedetto Marcello)

This is a movement from Sonata Nr. 11 in A minor for solo instrument and basso continuo by Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739) in an arrangement for flute and guitar.

Benedetto belonged to a musical Venetian noble family, one of his brothers was composer, the other religious poet. At the insistence of his father he did not endeavour music alone, he combined music with the profession of jurist. As a composer he is best known for a collection of psalms in part-singing with accompaniment of an instrumental ensemble.

Also this Allegro requires some tempo in the guitar part, yet the complexity seems to be less than in Allegro 1, although it’s not wise to underestimate the effort. The accompaniment in 12/8 provides a nice opportunity to drive the flute.