|1760||Anton Filtz||Sinfonia a 8 (Sinfonie periodiqe no. 2)|
|Instrumentation||Strings and continuo, 2 flutes, 2 horns|
|I: Allegro II: Andante III: Menuetto IV: Prestissimo|
|An early symphony in the galant style written by a composer at the Mannheim court.|
|F) Dev. of orchestra||Score of minuet
As with all early symphonies this would have been played with continuo keyboard – an editorial realisation is suggested in the score.
A good example of the Sinfonia a 8 configuration. In the Minuet Filtz reduces further to only one flute.
The Minuet has very straightforward orchestration with the flute doubling the melody and the horns filling in harmony. Filtz is a bit more adventurous in the Trio.
Listen to the beginning of the Minuet and Trio: