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Cambini Op.5No1 FlFl nsmSonata in D Major, Op.5, No.1, by Giuseppe Maria Cambini

Duet for Two Flutes
Score and Parts, PDF $7.99


Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825) was an Italian-born violinist and composer. He was one of the most prolific composers of his era, particularly of instrumental works, of which he wrote over 600, including numerous symphonies, 149 string quartets and over 100 trios, as well as ballets, operas, & oratorios. Flutists will know him for his concertos and extensive body of chamber works featuring the flute, including duos, trios, quartets and quintets.

Noteworthy Sheet Music published this edition of Cambini's Sonata in D Major, Op.5, No.1 at the suggestion of flutist Richard A. Evans, who long ago obtained the duet from the Library of Congress and believed it undeserving of its current obscurity. We at NSM agreed that the duet should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences. Our edition provides both score and parts, and incorporates articulation and dynamic edits supplied by Mr. Evans.

Note that Cambini's Opus 5 flute duets were made into trios by the addition of a bass part composed by Thomas Billington. A PDF scan of the trio edition for two flutes and continuo arranged by Billington is available at as Cambini's 6 Duos for Two Flutes, Opus 11 (London, printed for Longman & Broderip, n.d.).

Score, 8 pages; Flute-1 part, 4 pages; Flute-2 part 4 pages; Total, 22 pages.