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DW0012: Domenico Scarlatti

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The David Watkins Collection VOLUME XII
'Domenico Scarlatti'
(1685-1757)
PASTORALE and SONATA for Solo Harp
(with pedals)
Transcribed by David Watkins

Domenico Scarlatti, Handel and Bach were born in the same year, 1685. Born in Naples, Scarlatti soon established himself as a virtuoso harpsichordist rivalling Handel with his keyboard skills. Nearly half his life was spent in Spain, where his keyboard compositions were inspired by the astringent harmonies and subtle rhythms of Spanish Folk Music. He died in Madrid in 1757. The Pastorale and Sonata are both relatively unknown compositions. The simplicity of the Pastorale belies a sophisticated architecture but with a large emotional impact. The Sonata is greatly inspired by the "Jota", a gritty and exciting Spanish Dance. These two pieces pair well for Concert Performance. Professor David Watkins. The Pastorale is Easy to Medium Grade The Sonata is Medium to Difficult Grade

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Series The David Watkins Collection
Volume XII
Title Domenico Scarlatti
Contents Pastorale
Sonata
Transcribed by: David Watkins
Instrumentation: Harp (with pedals)
Performance time: Approx. 2' 00"; 3' 150"
Level Easy-Medium ; Medium-Difficult
Printed Parts: A4 stapled score
Pages of music: 5
Weight: 60g
Our Ref: DW012
Publisher: David Watkins / Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: Published September 2010
Origin: Wales, UK