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Corelli - context

  • Corelli was an Italian composer who composed in the late baroque period.
  • He was paid by the church not a patron.
  • This piece was played for entertainment/for church services.
  • A trio refers to 3 melodic lines, however 4 instruments are required to play this piece because the continuo part includes an organ as well as a violone.
  • This piece is part of a sonata and it is the last movement, therefore it is a fast movement. In the baroque period, the term sonata meant sounded and would only be played by a small group of instruments. 
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