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Castello, Sonata Seconda, Libro Primo



 Genre: Classical

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Dario Castello's second sonata (there are twelve) from his first book of Sonate Concertate for various instruments. This one is arranged for soprano recorder, oboe, harpsichord and viola da gamba.

Dario Castello was born about 1590 and is believed to have died in the plague of 1630. Only 26 of his compositions come down to us today. While very canzonic with their frequent time and tempo changes, recitatives, and in some cases renaissance style, there is a forward approach with the ingenious use of some very early and most likely "new" early baroque motifs.

A very modern composer for his day.
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RickW said 4628 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Thank you Jon
Thank you for this wonderful recording of one of the old masters. Like others on MacJams, you bring to light works of masterful composers, who are not widely known, lest they be forgotten.

God bless,

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Enrique Gil said 4617 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
I have never listened to Castello before. It sounds to me like a notch beyond your typical medieval music, taking it to a higher level. Thank you for sharing this piece and introducing me to a new (to me) composer.
I really like to know however when I listen to music in this site, which instruments/software/hardware you used. Could you please let us know? This one is a download!
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jonnyboy said 4616 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
i'm sorry. here is what i use: real instruments - pearwood soprano recorder, transitional (renaissance bore, modern fingering) made by mollenhauer; pearwood baroque alto recorder after morgan denner made by mollenhauer; macintosh computer with garageband; and an m-audio midi keyboard.

thanks for the compliment!

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