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Sonata sopra "La Monica" - BSN/PN (Basso Continuo)

Composer: Boddecker, Philipp Friedrich

Publisher: Universal Edition (Austria)

Edition: 2328


Sonata sopra "La Monica"
from the "Sacra Partitura" 1651
for bassoon and piano (basso continuo)
Philipp Friedrich Boddecker (1607-1683) - German court organist and composer

Edited by William Waterhouse. This work is theme and variations based on the Renaissance Folk Song, "La Monica" the subject matter 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 by clicking HERE.