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Sonata sopra "La Monica"-BSN/PN

Composer: Boddecker

Publisher: Universal Edition (Austria)

Edition: 18129


Sonata sopra "La Monica"
from the "Sacra Partitura" 1651
Philipp Friedrich Boddecker (1607-1683)
Edited by William Waterhouse

This work is theme and variations based on the Renaissance Folk Song, "La Monica" the subject mater of which is  a girl tearfully pleading with her mother not to be sent off to a convent. The variations are increasingly florid, resulting in a work of true virtuosity. In an interesting side note, Boddecker's "La Monica" was the first work for solo bassoon to be published outside of Italy. 
This edition comes with a solo bassoon part, keyboard accompaniment, and a basso line, which may be performed by cello, string bass, or any other bass clef instrument. There is another edition, published by TrevCo that is set for solo bassoon and violin, where the violin sustains the melody throughout the bassoon's variations. It can be found here:
A video of this work may be found at the following link: