|1758||Johann Stamitz||Orchestra Trio in E major, op. 5|
|Instrumentation||Two violins and continuo|
|Movements||I: Allegro (E) II: Adagio (e) III: Menuetto (E) IV: Presto (E)|
|Overview||This galant style Mannheim work is written so it can either be performed as a trio (i.e. chamber music) or with multiple string players as a simple orchestral piece.
Look at the full score.
|F) Dev. of orchestra||The orchestration of this work shows clearly the link between symphonies and earlier chamber music. Like many of the Baroque composer Corelli’s concertos the music is in a simple three part texture with continuo support that works equally well with chamber forces (single strings) or in a public concert situation (orchestra).
Listen to the beginning of the minuetto:
The general sound and orchestration is very similar to Baroque orchestral works by composers such as Corelli (here is a link to one of his pieces on Youtube)
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