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Menuetto (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.

This Menuetto is a nice and elegant refreshment in between the more difficult movements, the guitar part is the easiest in the set. Keep a straight dancing feeling.