Backing Tracks Catalogue

Name
Description
Main Media
Price
Backing Track - A. D. Philidor: Recorder Sonata in D minor

Anne Danican Philidor – Recorder Sonata in D minor

 

From Premiere Livre de pieces, 1712.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardations at cadence and breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

 

Movement 1 (Lentement): Crotchet = 60, 64, 70, 76, 82

Movement 2 (Fugue): Dotted crotchet = 60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90

Movement 3 (Courante): Crotchet = 100, 110, 120, 130, 140

Movement 4 (Les notes égales et détachez): 68, 74, 80, 86, 92

Movement 5 (Fugue): Crotchet = 82, 90, 98, 106, 114

 

Total tracks: 5

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Backing Track - Bach: Flute Sonata in C, BWV1033

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in C, BWV 1033

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and critical breathing points.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Andante/Presto): Crotchet = 40, 44, 48, 52 / 90, 100, 120, 130

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 100, 110, 120, 130, 140

Movement 3 (Adagio): Quaver = 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 4 (Menuets 1 and 2): Crotchet = 102, 114, 126, 138

 

Total tracks: 50

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Backing Track - Bach: Flute Sonata in E-flat BWV1031

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with slight retardations at cadence points and to accommodate breathing.

 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Allegro moderato): Crotchet = 66, 72, 78, 84, 90

Movement 2 (Siciliano): Quaver = 84, 88, 92, 96, 100

Movement 3 (Allegro): Dotted quaver = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

 

Backing Tracks: 30

 

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Backing Track - Bach: Recorder Sonata in F, BWV1031

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in F, after Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031

 

This is for the popular transposition into F major for recorder. Free sheet music of this transposition here.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with slight retardations at cadence points and to accommodate breathing.

 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Allegro moderato): Crotchet = 66, 72, 78, 84, 90

Movement 2 (Siciliano): Quaver = 84, 88, 92, 96, 100

Movement 3 (Allegro): Dotted quaver = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

 

Backing Tracks: 30

 

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Backing Track - Bigaglia: Recorder Sonata in A minor

Diogenio Bigaglia –Sonata in A minor

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Bigaglia’s Sonata a Fluta di quatre e Basso in A minor.

 

Compatible with Schott edition

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2 (Allegro): Dotted crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

Movement 3 (Tempo di Minuetto): Crotchet = 100, 105, 110, 115, 120

Movement 4 (Allegro): Crotchet = 85, 95, 105, 115, 125

 

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track - Bigaglia: Sonata in D major, op 1, no 1

 

Diogenio Bigaglia –Sonata in D major, op 1, no 1

for Violin or Recorder

 

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

 

The first sonata in Bigaglia’s XII Sonate a Violono Solo o Sia Flauto e Violoncello o Basso Continuo, 1722

 

Compatible with the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 76, 80, 84, 88, 92

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 92, 98, 104, 110, 116

Movement 3 (Largo): Crotchet = 58, 64, 70, 76, 82

Movement 4 (Presto): Dotted crotchet = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track - Bigaglia: Sonata in G major, op 1, no2

Diogenio Bigaglia –Sonata in G major, op 1, no 2

for Violin or Recorder

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

The second sonata in Bigaglia’s XII Sonate a Violono Solo o Sia Flauto e Violoncello o Basso Continuo, 1722

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and to facilitate breathing/phrasing.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Andante): Minim = 72, 76, 80, 84, 88

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 92, 98, 104, 110, 116

Movement 3 (Andante): Dotted crotchet = 45, 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 4 (Presto): Dotted crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68, 74

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track - Boismortier: Flute Sonata in A, op 35, no 6

 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Flute Sonata in A, op. 35, no. 6

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Boismortier’s Six Suites de Pieces pour une Flute Traversiere, op 35, 1731.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Lentement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2 (Allemande: Modérément): Crotchet = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 3 (Ramage: Doucement - Gaiment): Crotchet = 78, 84, 90 – Dotted crotchet = 65, 75, 85

Movement 4 (Menuet 1 and 2): Crotchet = 120, 140, 160, 180

 

 

Total tracks: 46

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Backing Track - Boismortier: Flute Sonata in E min, op 44, no 4

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Flute Sonata in E minor,

op. 44, no. 4

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Boismortier’s Six sonates pour la flûte traversiere avec la basse, op 44, 1733.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Largo): Quaver = 105, 110, 115, 120, 125

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 70 76, 82, 88, 94

Movement 3 (Andante): Crotchet = 75, 80, 85, 90, 95

Movement 4 (Allegro): Dotted crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track - Boismortier: Recorder Sonata in C, op 35, no 6

 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Recorder Sonata in C,

(after Flute Sonata in A, op. 35, no. 6)

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Boismortier’s Six Suites de Pieces pour une Flute Traversiere, op 35, 1731.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Lentement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2 (Allemande: Modérément): Crotchet = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 3 (Ramage: Doucement - Gaiment): Crotchet = 78, 84, 90 – Dotted crotchet = 65, 75, 85

Movement 4 (Menuet 1 and 2): Crotchet = 120, 140, 160, 180

 

 

Total tracks: 46

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Backing Track - Boismortier: Recorder Sonata in G minor, op 44, no 4

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Recorder Sonata in G minor,

(after Flute Sonata, op. 44, no. 4)

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Boismortier’s Six sonates pour la flûte traversiere avec la basse, op 44, 1733.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Largo): Quaver = 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 70 76, 82, 88, 94

Movement 3 (Andante): Crotchet = 75, 80, 85, 90, 95

Movement 4 (Allegro): Dotted crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track - P. D. Philidor: Sonata in B minor

Pierre Danican Philidor – Sixiéme Suitte in B minor

 

 

From Premiere Œuvre Contenant III Suittes a II Flûtes Traversieres Seule Avec III autres Suittes Dessus et Basse, 1717.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and to facilitate breathing.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

 

Movement 1 (Lentement): Minim = 42, 46, 50, 54

Movement 2 (Gavotte): Crotchet = 110, 125, 140, 155, 170

Movement 3 (Sarabande): Crotchet = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

Movement 4 (Rigaudon): 74, 80, 88, 94, 100

Movement 5 (Gigue): Dotted crotchet = 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

 

Total tracks: 48

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Backing Track -Boismortier: Sonata for Cello/Bassoon/Gamba in G min, op 26, no 5

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier –Sonata in G minor for Cello, Bassoon or Viola da Gamba, op 26, no 5

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Boismortier’s Cinq Sonates pour le violoncelle, viole, ou basson, op 26, 1729.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Allemande: Allegro): Crotchet = 75, 80, 85, 90, 95

Movement 2 (Aria: Affetuoso): Quaver = 94, 102, 110, 118, 126

Movement 3 (Adagio): Crotchet = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

Movement 4 (Gigue): Dotted crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

 

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track: Finger – Ground in G minor (The Division Flute)

Gottfried Finger – Ground in G minor (The Division Flute)

 

The second of two lovely grounds for flute and continuo first published in The Division Flute in 1706. 

 

Download the music here.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Crotchet = 100

Crotchet = 110

Crotchet = 120

Crotchet = 130

 

A=440

Crotchet = 100

Crotchet = 110

Crotchet = 120

Crotchet = 130

 

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Backing Track: Albinoni – Violin/Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.6, No.6

Tomaso Albinoni – Violin/Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.6, No.6

 

Compatible with editions by Schott and Moeck, and with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/12_Trattenimenti_armonici%2C_Op.6_(Albinoni%2C_Tomaso)

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord. 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 35, 40, 45

Movement 2: Crotchet = 105, 115, 125

Movement 3: Crotchet = 45, 55, 65

Movement 4: Crotchet = 125, 135, 145

 

Total tracks: 24

 

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Backing Track: Babell – Violin/Oboe/Recorder Sonata no. 11 in G minor

William Babell – Violin/Oboe/Recorder Sonata no. 11 in G minor

 

Babell was Handel’s harpsichordist and was famed for his virtuoso playing. His XII Solos, For a Violin or Hautboy (suitable for the recorder), and include elaborate embellishments: ‘With proper Graces adapted to each Adagio, by the Author’.

 

Compatible with editions by Amadeus and the first edition.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and at the ends of repeated sections to facilitate breathing.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 55, 60, 65

Movement 2: Minim = 100, 105, 110

Movement 3: Dotted Crotchet = 100, 108, 115

 

 

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Backing Track: Babell – Violin/Oboe/Recorder Sonata no. 9 in F

William Babell – Violin/Oboe/Recorder Sonata no. 9 in F

 

Babell was Handel’s harpsichordist and was famed for his virtuoso playing. His XII Solos, For a Violin or Hautboy (suitable for the recorder), and include elaborate embellishments: ‘With proper Graces adapted to each Adagio, by the Author’.

 

Compatible with editions by Amadeus and the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and at the ends of repeated sections to facilitate breathing.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 2: Dotted Crotchet = 90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120

Movement 3: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110

Movement 4: Minim = 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100

 

 

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Backing Track: Bach - Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 1 in G major, BWV 1027

Johann Sebastian Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 1 in G, BWV 1027

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and significant phrase points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Dotted Crotchet = 40, 45, 50

Movement 2: Crotchet = 75, 85, 95, 105

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60

Movement 4: Crotchet = 75, 85, 95, 105

 

Total tracks: 28

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Backing Track: Bach - Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 2 in D, BWV 1028

Johann Sebastian Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 2 in D major, BWV 1028

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 80, 88, 96, 104

Movement 2: Crotchet = 60, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100

Movement 3: Quaver = 80, 86, 92, 98, 104

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 44, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68

 

Total tracks: 44

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute Sonata in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 58, 62, 66, 70

Movement 2: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3: Minim = 100, 110, 116 (first section), Dotted quaver = 95, 105, 115 (second section)

 

Total tracks: 26

 

Free sheet music here.

 

 

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and critical breathing points.
  • In the third movement, extra notes are added in bar 42 to aid synchronisation: players will hear 2 crotchets followed by 2 quavers in a slower tempo to accommodate the cadenza.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 65, 75, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

Movement 3: Crotchet = 45, 50, 55

Movement 4: Crotchet = 94, 98, 104, 112, 120

 

Total tracks: 34

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 - Piano Accompaniment

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034

 

 

Backing track played on Piano.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and critical breathing points.
  • In the third movement, extra notes are added in bar 42 to aid synchronisation: players will hear 2 crotchets followed by 2 quavers in a slower tempo to accommodate the cadenza.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 60, 66, 72, 78, 84

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

Movement 3: Crotchet = 44, 48, 52, 56, 60

Movement 4: Crotchet = 94, 98, 104, 112, 120

 

Total tracks: 20

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84

Movement 2: Crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120

Movement 3: Quaver = 78, 84, 90, 96, 102

Movement 4: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

 

Backing Tracks: 48

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute/Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 (attrib. to CPE Bach, H. 542.5)

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 85, 92, 100

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 46, 50, 54, 58

Movement 3: Crotchet = 90, 95, 100, 105

 

Total tracks: 22

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Backing Track: Bach – Flute/Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020

Johann Sebastian Bach – Flute/Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 (attrib. to CPE Bach, H. 542.5)

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 85, 90, 100

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 46, 50, 54, 58

Movement 3: Crotchet = 90, 95, 100, 105

 

Total tracks: 22

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Backing Track: Bach – Gamba Sonata no.3 in G min, BWV 1029 - Piano Accompaniment

Johann Sebastian Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 3

in G minor, BWV 1029

 

Backing track played on Piano.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch: A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96

Movement 2: Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 3: Dotted crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

 

Total tracks: 18

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in A minor, BWV 1020 - Piano Accompaniment

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in A minor,

after Flute Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020

(attrib. to CPE Bach, H. 542.5)

 

 

Backing tracks played on Piano.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch: A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 45, 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

 

Total tracks: 15

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in C min (after Flute Sonata, BWV 1030)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 58, 62, 66, 70

Movement 2: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3: Minim = 100, 110, 116 (first section), Dotted quaver = 95, 105, 115 (second section)

 

Total tracks: 26

 

Free sheet music here.

 

 

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in D min, (after Violin Sonata in C min

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in D minor, (after Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017)

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and significant phrase points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Dotted Crotchet = 55, 60, 65

Movement 2: Crotchet = 85, 95, 105

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60

Movement 4: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110

 

Total tracks: 24

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in D min, (after Violin Sonata in C min)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in D minor, (after Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017)

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and significant phrase points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Dotted Crotchet = 55, 60, 65

Movement 2: Crotchet = 85, 95, 105

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60

Movement 4: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110

 

Total tracks: 24

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in F (after Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in F Major (after Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035)

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84

Movement 2: Crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120

Movement 3: Quaver = 78, 84, 90, 96, 102

Movement 4: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

 

Backing Tracks: 48

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in G minor, BWV 1034

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in G minor,

after Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034

 

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and critical breathing points.
  • In the third movement, extra notes are added in bar 42 to aid synchronisation: players will hear 2 crotchets followed by 2 quavers in a slower tempo to accommodate the cadenza.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

Movement 3: Crotchet = 42, 46, 50, 54, 58

Movement 4: Crotchet = 94, 98, 104, 112, 120

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder Sonata in G minor, BWV 1034 - Piano Accompaniment

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder Sonata in G minor,

after Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034

 

 

Backing tracks played on Piano.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and critical breathing points.
  • In the third movement, extra notes are added in bar 42 to aid synchronisation: players will hear 2 crotchets followed by 2 quavers in a slower tempo to accommodate the cadenza.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch: A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 60, 66, 72, 78, 84

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115

Movement 3: Crotchet = 42, 46, 50, 54, 58

Movement 4: Crotchet = 94, 98, 104, 112, 120

 

Total tracks: 20

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Backing Track: Bach – Recorder/Oboe Sonata in D min, BWV 527

Johann Sebastian Bach – Recorder/Oboe Sonata after

Organ Trio Sonata no. 4 in D minor, BWV 527

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and significant phrase points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options:

Movement 1 (Andante): Quaver = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 2 (Adagio e dolce): Quaver = 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96

Movement 3 (Vivace): Quaver = 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170

 

Total tracks: 36

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Backing Track: Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029

Johann Sebastian Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 3

in G minor, BWV 1029

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the continuo line points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 66, 72, 80, 88, 96, 104

Movement 2: Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 83, 90

Movement 3: Dotted crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

Total tracks: 32

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Backing Track: Bach – Violin Sonata no. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017

Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Sonata no. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and significant phrase points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Dotted Crotchet = 55, 60, 65

Movement 2: Crotchet = 85, 95, 105

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 55, 60

Movement 4: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110

 

Total tracks: 24

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Backing Track: Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in B-flat, op. 1, no. 6

Francesco Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in B-flat, op. 1, no. 6

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Compatible with editions by Schott, and with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Recorder_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Barsanti,_Francesco)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence and breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 2 (Non tanto Allegro): Dotted crotchet = 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 3 (Sostenuto): Minim = 45, 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 4 (Allegro assai): Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track: Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in C major, op. 1, no. 2

Francesco Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in C major, op. 1, no. 2

 

Compatible with editions by Schott, and with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Recorder_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Barsanti,_Francesco)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 52, 60, 70

Movement 2: Crotchet = 105, 115, 125

Movement 3: Minim = 47, 55, 63

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 64, 72, 80

 

Total tracks: 24

 

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Backing Track: Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in D minor, op. 1, no.1

Francesco Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in D minor, op. 1, no. 1

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Compatible with editions by Schott, and with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Recorder_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Barsanti,_Francesco)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 2 ([Alla breve]): Minim = 85, 92, 100, 108, 115

Movement 3 (Grave): Crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

Movement 4 (Allegro assai): Dotted crotchet = 88, 100, 112, 124, 136

 

Total tracks: 40

 

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Backing Track: Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in G minor, op. 1, no.3

Francesco Barsanti – Recorder Sonata in G minor, op. 1, no. 3

 

Compatible with editions by Schott, and with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Recorder_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Barsanti,_Francesco)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

Movement 2: Crotchet = 98, 106, 114, 122, 130

Movement 3: Crotchet = 52, 56, 60, 64, 68

Movement 4: Crotchet = 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130

 

 

Total tracks: 42

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Backing Track: Bellinzani - Sonata for Recorder in B-flat, op. 3, no.9

Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani– Recorder Sonata in B-flat,

op. 3, no. 9

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Bellinzani’s Sonate a Flauto solo con Cembalo, o Violoncello was originally published in Venice in 1720.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 70, 78, 86, 94

Movement 2: Crotchet = 50, 58, 64, 70

Movement 3: Quaver = 55, 70, 85, 100

Movement 4: Crotchet = 86, 94, 102, 110, 118

 

Total tracks: 34

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Backing Track: Bellinzani - Sonata for Recorder in C minor, op. 3, no. 8

Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani– Recorder Sonata in C minor,

op. 3, no. 8

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Bellinzani’s Sonate a Flauto solo con Cembalo, o Violoncello was originally published in Venice in 1720.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 134, 140, 146, 152, 158

Movement 2: Crotchet = 110, 122, 128, 134, 140, 146

Movement 3: Quaver = 64, 70, 76, 82, 88

Movement 4: Crotchet = 88, 94, 100, 106, 112, 118

 

Total tracks: 44

 

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Backing Track: Bellinzani - Sonata for Recorder in G minor, op 3, no 7

Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani– Recorder Sonata in G minor,

op. 3, no. 7

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Bellinzani’s Sonate a Flauto solo con Cembalo, o Violoncello was originally published in Venice in 1720.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Largo): Quaver = 72, 76, 80, 84, 88

Movement 2 (Presto): Crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

Movement 3 (Largo): Crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68, 74

Movement 4 (Giga): Dotted crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

 

 

Total tracks: 40

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Backing Track: Blavet - Sonata in B minor, op.3, no.2

Antoine Blavet – Sonata in B minor, Op. 3, No. 3

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

From Troisième Livre de Sonates pour la Flûte traversière, Avec la Basse, 1740

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Andante e spicato): Quaver = 74, 80, 86, 92, 98

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

Movement 3 (Minoetto): Dotted crotchet = 94, 102, 110, 118, 125, 130

 

Total tracks: 32

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Backing Track: Blavet - Sonata in D minor, op.2, no.2

Antoine Blavet – Flute sonata in D minor, Op. 2, No. 2

 

From Sonates Melées de Pieces, Pour la Flûte Traversiere, Avec la Basse, 1732

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 2: Crotchet = 80, 86, 92, 98, 104

Movement 3: Minim = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 4: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72

Movement 5: Crotchet = 96, 102, 108, 114, 120

 

Total tracks: 50

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Backing Track: Blavet - Sonata in E minor, op.3, no.3

Antoine Blavet – Sonata in E minor, op. 3, no. 3

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

From Troisième Livre de Sonates pour la Flûte traversière, Avec la Basse, 1740

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=392, A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Vivace): Crotchet = 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90

Movement 2 (Largo poco andante): Quaver = 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90

Movement 3 (Allegro): Quaver = 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180

 

Total tracks: 54

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Backing Track: Blavet - Sonata in G minor, op.2, no.4

Antoine Blavet – Sonata in G minor, op. 2, no. 4

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

From Sonates Melées de Pieces, Pour la Flûte Traversiere, Avec la Basse, 1732

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 60, 64, 68, 72, 76

Movement 2 (Allemanda: Allegro): Crotchet = 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

Movement 3 (Ciciliana): Quaver = 118, 126, 134, 142, 150

Movement 4 (Presto): Dotted crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

Movement 5 (‘Le Lutin’, Allegro): Crotchet = 94, 100, 106, 112, 118

 

Total tracks: 52

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Backing Track: Blavet - Sonata in G, op.2, no.1

Antoine Blavet – Sonata in G, op. 2, no. 1

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From Sonates Melées de Pieces, Pour la Flûte Traversiere, Avec la Basse., 1732

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio): Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2 (Allegro): Crotchet = 78, 86, 94, 102, 110

Movement 3 (Aria 1a. ‘Henriette’): Dotted crotchet = 40, 45, 50, 55, 60

Movement 4 (Aria 2a): Dotted crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68, 74

Movement 5 (Presto): Crotchet = 100, 115, 130, 145, 160

 

Total tracks: 50

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Backing Track: Chédeville - Sonata no. 6 in G min (Il pastor fido)

Chédeville – Sonata in G minor, op. 13, no. 6

(formerly attrib. Vivaldi)

 

Compatible with the original print:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Il_pastor_fido%2C_Op.13_(Ch%C3%A9deville%2C_Nicolas)

and Schott Schott OFB114/MDS

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord. 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 100, 115, 130, 145, 160, 175

Movement 2: Minim = 90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120

Movement 3: Quaver = 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125

Movement 4: Crotchet = 94, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132

 

Total tracks: 48

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Backing Track: Cima - Sonata a2 in G minor

Giovanni Paolo Cima – Sonata a2. Violino e Violone (G minor)

 

 

Cima’s Concerti Ecclesiastici, published in 1610 includes six instrumental works which are among the earliest written for specific instruments. The first two of these are scored for violin and violone, and cornett and trombone respectively. However, both are often performed by any treble instrument and continuo alone, as the melodic bass parts rarely deviate from the organ.

 

Compatible with the following editions:

Amadeus (BP680)

London Pro Musica (LPM CS7)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation before the final note; there are no other tempo deviations.
  • Notes have been added to the part to help the performer maintain tempo; these are limited to subdivisions of long notes and occasional added bass notes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Minim = 45, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 55, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

A=440

Minim = 45, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

A=465

Minim = 45, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 55, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

 

Total tracks: 24

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Backing Track: Clemens non Papa – Frais et Gaillard

Jacob Clemens non Papa – Frais et Gaillard

 

Frais et Gaillard, first appeared in print in Pierre Attaingnant’s Dixiesme livre contenant XXVIII chansons nouvelles a quatre parties 1541. It was one of the most widely used pieces found in division manuals with at least nine versions surviving today.

 

These backing tracks are compatible with divisions by:

dalla Casa (two versions from Il vero modo)

Bassano

 

The accompaniment takes the form of an organ playing the bottom four vocal parts, leaving the top part (‘Superius’) to be ornamented.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation before the final note; there are no other tempo deviations.
  • Notes have been added to the part to help the performer maintain tempo; these are limited to subdivisions of long notes and occasional added bass notes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 70, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 80, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 90, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

A=440

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 70, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 80, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 90, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

A=465

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 70, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 80, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 90, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

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Backing Track: Corelli – Recorder Sonata in G minor, 'La Follia'

Arcangelo Corelli – Recorder Sonata in G minor, 'La Follia'

 

 

After Violin Sonata in D minor, op. 5, no. 12, 1700.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Theme and variation 1 = 60, 70, 80 / 70, 85, 100

Allegro (variations 2-7) = 100, 115, 130

Adagio – Vivace – Allegro (variations 8-10) = 50, 60 / 100, 120 / 60, 90

Andante (variation 11) = 60, 70, 80

Allegro (variations 12-13) = 100, 115, 130

Adagio (variations 14-15) = 60, 65, 70

Allegro (variations 16-22) = 100, 115, 130

 

Backing tracks are labelled according to the relative speeds of the adagio/andante sections and allegro/vivace sections; e.g. slow-slow (both adagio/andante and allegro/vivace sections are slow) or medium-fast (the adagio/andante sections are played at the medium tempi, and the allegro/vivace sections are played at the faster tempi.

 

Total tracks: 18

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Backing Track: Corelli – Sonata in C major, Op. 5, No.3

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in C major, Op. 5, No. 3

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the second movement, extra notes and chords are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 60, 70, 80

Movement 2: Crotchet = 100, 110, 120

Movement 3: Minim = 53, 60, 67

Movement 4: Crotchet = 100, 110, 120

Movement 5: Dotted crotchet = 120, 130, 140

 

Total tracks: 30

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Backing Track: Corelli – Sonata in D major, Op. 5, No. 1

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in D major, Op. 5, No. 1

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = slow, medium, fast

Movement 2: Crotchet = 100, 110, 120

Movement 3: Crotchet = 105, 115, 125

Movement 4: Minim = 45, 50, 55

Movement 5: Dotted crotchet = 85, 95, 105

 

Total tracks: 30

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Backing Track: Corelli – Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No.4

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No. 4

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 62, 70, 77

Movement 2: Crotchet = 100, 108, 115

Movement 3: Crotchet = 145, 160, 175

Movement 4: Quaver = 64, 70, 76

Movement 5: Crotchet = 124, 132, 140

 

Total tracks: 30

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Backing Track: Corelli – Violin Sonata in D minor, 'La Follia'

Arcangelo Corelli – Violin Sonata in D minor, 'La Follia'

 

 

After Violin Sonata in D minor, op. 5, no. 12, 1700.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Theme and variation 1 = 60, 70, 80 / 70, 85, 100

Allegro (variations 2-7) = 100, 115, 130

Adagio – Vivace – Allegro (variations 8-10) = 50, 60 / 100, 120 / 60, 90

Andante (variation 11) = 60, 70, 80

Allegro (variations 12-13) = 100, 115, 130

Adagio (variations 14-15) = 60, 65, 70

Allegro (variations 16-22) = 100, 115, 130

 

Backing tracks are labelled according to the relative speeds of the adagio/andante sections and allegro/vivace sections; e.g. slow-slow (both adagio/andante and allegro/vivace sections are slow) or medium-fast (the adagio/andante sections are played at the medium tempi, and the allegro/vivace sections are played at the faster tempi.

 

Total tracks: 18

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Backing Track: Couperin – Concert Royeax no 4 , for violin, flute, or viol

François Couperin – Concert Royeax no 4 in E minor, for violin, flute, oboe, viol.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From François Couperin’s Concerts Royaux, 1714-15.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=392, A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Gravement): Quaver = 68, 72, 76, 80, 84

Movement 2 (Allemande: Legerement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 3 (Courante Françoise: Galament): Minim = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

Movement 4 (Courante a L’italiene): Crotchet = 162

Movement 5 (Sarabande: tres tendrement): Crotchet = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

Movement 6 (Rigaudon: Legerement, et marque): Crotchet = 80, 90, 100, 110, 120

Movement 7 (Forlane: Rondeau): Dotted crotchet = 62, 64, 70, 74, 78

 

Total tracks: 72

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Backing Track: Couperin – Concert Royeax no 4; recorder version in G minor

François Couperin – Concert Royeax no 4, in G minor for recorder, transposed from the original in E minor.

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

From François Couperin’s Concerts Royaux, 1714-15.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=392, A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Gravement): Quaver = 68, 72, 76, 80, 84

Movement 2 (Allemande: Legerement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 3 (Courante Françoise: Galament): Minim = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

Movement 4 (Courante a L’italiene): Crotchet = 162

Movement 5 (Sarabande: tres tendrement): Crotchet = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

Movement 6 (Rigaudon: Legerement, et marque): Crotchet = 80, 90, 100, 110, 120

Movement 7 (Forlane: Rondeau): Dotted crotchet = 62, 64, 70, 74, 78

 

Total tracks: 72

4.5
Backing Track: CPE Bach - Flute Sonata in G 'Hamburger', Wq. 133

Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach – Flute Sonata in G,

‘Hamburger’, Wq 133

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • Chords are added to some 'tacet' bars of the basso continuo part to help ensemble. 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Allegretto): Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76

Movement 2 (Rondo: Presto): Crotchet = 90, 98, 106, 114, 122, 130

 

Total tracks: 24

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Backing Track: CPE Bach - Viola da Gamba Sonata in D

Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata in D, Wq 137

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Adagio ma non tanto): Crotchet = 70, 80, 86, 92, 100

Movement 2 (Allegro di molto): Crotchet = 95, 105, 115, 125, 135

Movement 3 (Arioso): Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

 

Total tracks: 30

3
Backing Track: Crecquillon – Divisions on 'Un gay bergier'

Thomas Crecquillon – Un gay bergier

 

Crecquillon’s four-part chanson, Un gay bergier, first appeared in print in 1543.

 

 

These backing tracks are compatible with divisions by:

dalla Casa (2 versions)

Bassano

Lambardo

 

 

The accompaniment takes the form of an organ playing the four vocal parts.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation before the final note; there are no other tempo deviations.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415, A=440 and A=465

Minim = 35, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

Minim = 40, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

Minim = 45, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

Minim = 55, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

Minim = 60, Equal Temperament and comma Meantone

 

Total tracks: 36

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Backing Track: Daniel Purcell – Recorder Sonata no. 1 in F

Daniel Purcell – Recorder Sonata no. 1 in F

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

From Six Sonata’s or Solo’s three for a Violin, and three for the Flute, with a Through Bass for the Harpsichord, 1698  

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 62, 66, 70, 74, 78

Movement 2: Crotchet = 50, 54, 58, 62, 66

Movement 3: Minim = 80, 90, 100, 110, 120

Movement 4: Crotchet = 45, 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 5: Dotted crotchet = 54, 62, 70, 78, 86

 

Total tracks: 50

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Backing Track: Daniel Purcell – Recorder Sonata no. 2 in D minor

Daniel Purcell – Recorder Sonata no. 2 in D minor

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

From Six Sonata’s or Solo’s three for a Violin, and three for the Flute, with a Through Bass for the Harpsichord, 1698  

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 62, 66, 70, 74, 78

Movement 2: Crotchet = 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

Movement 3: Minim = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112

 

Total tracks: 40

3
Backing Track: Divisions on ‘Faronells Ground’ (La Folia) (The Division Violin)

Divisions on ‘Faronells Ground’ (or La Folia) (The Division Violin/Flute)

 

This classic 16th century tune of Portuguese origin remained popular throughout the 17th and 18th century and appeared in both ‘The Division Violin’ (Part 2, 1685) and ‘The Division Flute’ (1706). This album contains tracks for both violin (G minor) and recorder (D minor) versions  

 

Download the music here: https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Division_Violin_(Playford%2C_John)

Download the recorder version here: https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Division_Flute_(Walsh%2C_John)

 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Crotchet = 90

Crotchet = 100

Crotchet = 110

Crotchet = 120

Crotchet = 130

 

A=440

Crotchet = 90

Crotchet = 100

Crotchet = 110

Crotchet = 120

Crotchet = 130

2
Backing Track: Divisions on ‘Greensleeves’ (The Division Violin/Flute)

Divisions on ‘Greensleeves’ (The Division Violin/Flute)

 

This classic 16th century tune remained popular throughout the 17th and appeared in both ‘The Division Violin’ (Part 2, 1685) and ‘The Division Flute’ (1706). This album contains tracks for both violin (G minor) and recorder (D minor) versions   

 

Download the music here.

Download the recorder version here.

 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

Minim = 80

 

A=440

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

Minim = 80

2
Backing Track: Divisions on ‘John Come Kiss Me Now’ (The Division Violin)

Divisions on ‘John Come Kiss Me Now’ – Davis Mell

 

John Playford’s ‘The Division Violin’ contains two sets of variations on the song tune ‘John Come Kiss Me Now’ – one by virtuoso violinist Thomas Baltzar and this one, by Davis Mell, which is less violinistic and suitable for performance by recorder.

 

Download the music here: https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Division_Violin_(Playford%2C_John)

 

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

Minim = 80

 

A=440

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

Minim = 80

 

 

2
Backing Track: Divisions on ‘The Duke of Norfolk’ (The Division Violin)

Divisions on ‘The Duke of Norfolk’ or ‘Paul’s Steeple’

 

This was a popular tune in the 17th century. It appears twice in John Playford’s ‘The Division Violin’ and in a transposed version in the ‘Division Flute’. This album contains both D minor (violin) and G minor (recorder) versions.

 

Download the violin version here.

Download the recorder version here.

  

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

A=415

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

 

A=440

Minim = 50

Minim = 60

Minim = 70

 

2
Backing Track: Eccles – Sonata for Violin (or cello, bass) no.11 in G minor

Henry Eccles – Violin Sonata no. 11 in G minor

 

This set of backing tracks is suitable for the arrangement for double bass.

 

Download free sheet music here.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 56, 60, 66, 72, 78

Movement 2: Crotchet = 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132

Movement 3: Crotchet = 44, 50, 56, 62, 68

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 56, 62, 68, 74, 80

 

Total tracks: 42

3
Backing Track: Geminiani - Cello sonata in C, op. 5, no.3

Francesco Geminiani – Cello Sonata no. 3 in C, op. 5

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and at the ends of repeated sections to facilitate breathing.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 70, 76, 82, 88, 94

Movement 2: Crotchet = 92, 100, 106, 112, 118

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 58, 66, 74, 82, 90

Movement 4: Minim = 82, 88, 94, 100, 106, 112

 

Total tracks: 44

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in B minor (op. 1, no. 9), HWV 367b (A=415)

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in B minor (op. 1, no. 9), HWV 367b

 

Please note, these tracks are pitched at A=415.

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque flutes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 70, 74, 78, 82, 86

Movement 2: Minim = 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130

Movement 3: Crotchet = 96, 104, 112, 120, 128

Movement 4: Crotchet = 46, 50, 54, 58, 62

Movement 5: Minim = 110, 116, 122, 128, 134

Movement 6: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76

Movement 7: Dotted crotchet = 48, 52, 55, 58, 62

 

Total tracks: 37

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in B minor (op. 1, no. 9), HWV 367b A=440

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in B minor (op. 1, no. 9), HWV 367b

 

Please note, these tracks are pitched at A=440.

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque flutes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 70, 74, 78, 82, 86

Movement 2: Minim = 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130

Movement 3: Crotchet = 96, 104, 112, 120, 128

Movement 4: Crotchet = 46, 50, 54, 58, 62

Movement 5: Minim = 110, 116, 122, 128, 134

Movement 6: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76

Movement 7: Dotted crotchet = 48, 52, 55, 58, 62

 

Total tracks: 37

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in D, HWV 378

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in D, HWV 378

 

Compatible with editions by Faber, Schott and Barenreiter:

 

Free online edition here.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque flutes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo versions.

Movement 1: Quaver = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72

Movement 3: Crotchet = 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140

 

 

Total tracks: 48

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in E minor (op. 1, no. 1a), HWV 359a

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in E minor (op. 1, no. 1a), HWV 359a

 

Compatible with editions by Bärenreiter and Faber.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque flutes.
  • Please note, this version of the sonata is less commonly performed than the 'op. 1b' version, HWV 359b, available here.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120

Movement 3: Quaver = 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96

Movement 4: Minim = 110, 125, 140, 155

 

Total tracks: 38

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in E minor (op. 1, no. 1b), HWV 359b

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in E minor (op. 1, no. 1), HWV 359b

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, Faber, and with the first edition.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque flutes.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120

Movement 3: Crotchet = 52, 56, 60, 64 (with alternatives using harpsichord lute-stop)

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57

 

Total tracks: 50

 

3
Backing Track: Handel – Flute Sonata in G (op. 1, no. 5), HWV 363b

George Frederic Handel – Flute Sonata in G op. 1, no. 5), HWV 363b

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 96

Movement 2: Crotchet = 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126

Movement 3: Crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 4: Minim = 90, 98, 106, 114, 122

Movement 5: Quaver = 120, 128, 136, 144, 152

 

Total tracks: 56

 

3.5
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in A minor (op. 1, no. 4), HWV 362

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in A minor (op. 1, no. 4), HWV 362

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: 56, 63, 70

Movement 2: 100, 110, 120, 130

Movement 3: 70, 75, 80

Movement 4: 90, 105, 120

 

Total tracks: 26

 

3
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in B-flat, HWV 377

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in B-flat (Fitzwilliam Sonata), HWV 377.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo versions.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 2: Quaver = 60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90

Movement 3: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

 

Total tracks: 36

3
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in C major, op. 1, no. 7) HWV 365

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in C major, op. 1, no. 7) HWV 365

 

Compatible with editions by Faber, Schott and Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 38, 42, 46

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 60, 66, 72

Movement 3: Crotchet = 68, 75, 82

Movement 4: Crotchet = 92, 100, 108

Movement 5: Dotted Crotchet = 70, 80, 90

 

Total tracks: 30

 

 

3
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in D minor (Fitzwilliam Sonata no. 3)

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in D minor (Fitzwilliam Sonata no. 3), HWV 367a.

 

Compatible with editions by Faber, Schott and Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord, suitable for instruments at A=415 and A=440

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Tempo versions.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 30, 35, 40

Movement 2: Minim = 120, 130 140

Movement 3: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130

Movement 4: Crotchet = 50, 60

Movement 5: Minim = 110, 125, 140

Movement 6: Crotchet = 45, 55 and 65

Movement 7: Dotted crotchet = 50, 60, 70

 

Total tracks: 40.

 

3
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in F (op. 1, no. 11), HWV 369

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in F major (op. 1, no. 11), HWV 369

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76

Movement 2: Crotchet = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125

Movement 3: Quaver = 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 100, 110, 120, 126, 132, 138

 

Total tracks: 52

3
Backing Track: Handel – Recorder Sonata in G minor (op. 1, no. 2), HWV 360

George Frederic Handel – Recorder Sonata in G minor (op. 1, no. 2), HWV 360

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and crucial breathing points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 90, 100, 110, 120

Movement 3: Minim = 50, 55, 60

Movement 4: Minim = 55, 65, 75, 85

 

Total tracks: 30

 

 

3
Backing Track: Handel – Violin Sonata in F (op. 1, no. 12), HWV 370

George Frederic Handel – Violin Sonata in F (op. 1, no. 12), HWV 370

 

Compatible with editions by Barenreiter, and with the first edition.

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 55, 60, 65

Movement 2: Crotchet = 92, 100, 108, 116

Movement 3: Minim = 46, 50, 54, 58

Movement 4: Dotted crotched = 96, 104, 112, 120

 

Total tracks: 30.

 

3
Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in E minor, op. 2, no.4 (A=392)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in E minor, Op. 2, No. 4

 

Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=392

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Prélude: Crotchet = 56, 62, 68, 74, 80

Movement 2, Allemande. La Fontainebleau: Crotchet = 48, 54, 60, 66, 72

Movement 3, Sarabande. Le depart.: Crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68

Movement 4, Air. Le fleuri: Dotted minim = 56, 62, 68, 74

Movement 5, Gavotte. La Mitilde: Minim = 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Movement 6, Branle de Village. L`Auteuil: Minim = 70, 80, 88, 96, 104

Movement 7, Menuet. Le beaulieu: Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

 

Total tracks: 33

3
Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in E minor, op. 2, no.4 (A=415)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in E minor, Op. 2, No. 4

 

Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Please note, these tracks are only at A=415.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Prélude: Crotchet = 56, 62, 68, 74, 80

Movement 2, Allemande. La Fontainebleau: Crotchet = 48, 54, 60, 66, 72

Movement 3, Sarabande. Le depart.: Crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68

Movement 4, Air. Le fleuri: Dotted minim = 56, 62, 68, 74

Movement 5, Gavotte. La Mitilde: Minim = 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Movement 6, Branle de Village. L`Auteuil: Minim = 70, 80, 88, 96, 104

Movement 7, Menuet. Le beaulieu: Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

 

Total tracks: 33

3
Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in E minor, op. 2, no.4 (A=440)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in E minor, Op. 2, No. 4

 

Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Please note, these tracks are only at A=440.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Prélude: Crotchet = 56, 62, 68, 74, 80

Movement 2, Allemande. La Fontainebleau: Crotchet = 48, 54, 60, 66, 72

Movement 3, Sarabande. Le depart.: Crotchet = 50, 56, 62, 68

Movement 4, Air. Le fleuri: Dotted minim = 56, 62, 68, 74

Movement 5, Gavotte. La Mitilde: Minim = 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Movement 6, Branle de Village. L`Auteuil: Minim = 70, 80, 88, 96, 104

Movement 7, Menuet. Le beaulieu: Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

 

 

Total tracks: 33

3
Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in G, op. 2, no.3 (A=392)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in G, op. 2, no. 3

 

from Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=392

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Allemande. La Cascade de St. Cloud: Crotchet = 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 2, Sarabande. La Guimon: Crotchet = 54, 58, 62, 66, 70

Movement 3, Courante and Double. L’indiferente: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 4, Rondeau. Le Plaintif: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 5, Menuet. Le Mignon: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 6, Gigue. L’Italienne: Dotted crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120

 

 

Total tracks: 36

3
Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in G, op. 2, no.3 (A=415)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in G, op. 2, no. 3

 

from Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Allemande. La Cascade de St. Cloud: Crotchet = 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 2, Sarabande. La Guimon: Crotchet = 54, 58, 62, 66, 70

Movement 3, Courante and Double. L’indiferente: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 4, Rondeau. Le Plaintif: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 5, Menuet. Le Mignon: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 6, Gigue. L’Italienne: Dotted crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120

 

 

Total tracks: 36

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Backing Track: Hotteterre – Flute Sonata in G, op. 2, no.3 (A=440)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in G, op. 2, no. 3

 

from Quatrième Suitte from Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, 1715

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Allemande. La Cascade de St. Cloud: Crotchet = 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 2, Sarabande. La Guimon: Crotchet = 54, 58, 62, 66, 70

Movement 3, Courante and Double. L’indiferente: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 4, Rondeau. Le Plaintif: Crotchet = 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80

Movement 5, Menuet. Le Mignon: Crotchet = 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160

Movement 6, Gigue. L’Italienne: Dotted crotchet = 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120

 

 

Total tracks: 36

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Backing Track: Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, op. 5, no.2 (A=392)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, Op. 5, No. 2 (A=392)

 

 

Deuxiéme Suitte from Deuxième livre de Pièces pour la flûte traversière, 1715

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and to facilitate breathing.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Lentement-Vivement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75 80; 80, 95, 110

Movement 2 (Allemande: Tendrement): Crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3 (Sarabande): Crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70

Movement 4 (Premiere Menuet) Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 5 (Seconde Menuet): Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 6 (Gavotte): Minim = 54, 60, 66, 72, 78

Movement 7 (Rondeau): Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 8 (Gigue): Dotted crotchet = 85, 95, 105

 

Total tracks: 33

 

 

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Backing Track: Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, op. 5, no.2 (A=415)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, Op. 5, No. 2 (A=415)

 

 

Deuxiéme Suitte from Deuxième livre de Pièces pour la flûte traversière, 1715

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and to facilitate breathing.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Lentement-Vivement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75 80; 80, 95, 110

Movement 2 (Allemande: Tendrement): Crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3 (Sarabande): Crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70

Movement 4 (Premiere Menuet) Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 5 (Seconde Menuet): Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 6 (Gavotte): Minim = 54, 60, 66, 72, 78

Movement 7 (Rondeau): Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 8 (Gigue): Dotted crotchet = 85, 95, 105

 

Total tracks: 33

 

 

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Backing Track: Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, op. 5, no.2 (A=440)

Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in C minor, Op. 5, No. 2 (A=440)

 

 

Deuxiéme Suitte from Deuxième livre de Pièces pour la flûte traversière, 1715

 

 

Backing track played on Harpsichord.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points and to facilitate breathing.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque instruments.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1 (Prélude: Lentement-Vivement): Crotchet = 65, 70, 75 80; 80, 95, 110

Movement 2 (Allemande: Tendrement): Crotchet = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 3 (Sarabande): Crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70

Movement 4 (Premiere Menuet) Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 5 (Seconde Menuet): Crotchet = 140, 155, 170

Movement 6 (Gavotte): Minim = 54, 60, 66, 72, 78

Movement 7 (Rondeau): Dotted minim = 50, 55, 60, 65

Movement 8 (Gigue): Dotted crotchet = 85, 95, 105

 

Total tracks: 33

 

 

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Backing Track: Leclair - Sonata for Violin or Flute in E minor, op. 9, no.2

Jean-Marie Leclair – Violin/Flute Sonata in E minor,

Op. 9, No. 2

 

From Quatrième livre de sonates à violon seul avec la basse continue (Fourth Book of Sonatas for Violin and Continuo), op.9, 1743.

 

Leclair indicates that this violin sonata 'qui peut ce jouer sur la Flute Allemande' (can be played by the German flute), and is most often performed today by flautists. 

Compatible with Schott edition, and the first edition.

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • In the first movement, extra notes are added in the pedal points to aid synchronisation.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque violins.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1, Andante (Dolce): Quaver = 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92

Movement 2, Allemande. Allegro ma non troppo: Crotchet = 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72

Movement 3, Sarabande: Quaver = 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94

Movement 4, Minuetto. Allegro non troppo: Quaver = 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120*

 

* including alternative versions for violin

 

Total tracks: 60

 

 

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Backing Track: Mancini - Sonata for Recorder no. 1, in D minor

Francesco Mancini – Recorder Sonata no. 1 in D minor

 

From XII Solos for a Flute with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Bass Violin, 1724

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 2: Crotchet = 90, 94, 102, 108, 114, 120

Movement 3: Crotchet = 50, 58, 66, 74, 82, 90

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74

 

Total tracks: 48

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Backing Track: Mancini - Sonata for Recorder no. 11, in G minor

Francesco Mancini – Recorder Sonata no. 11 in G minor

 

From XII Solos for a Flute with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Bass Violin, 1724

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Quaver = 80, 86, 92, 98, 104, 110

Movement 2: Dotted crotchet = 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80

Movement 3: Quaver = 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94

Movement 4: Minim = 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132

 

Total tracks: 48

 

Download includes pdf of the original edition

 

Backing Tracks are compressed into a single .zip file.

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Backing Track mp3 files are labelled in the following way:

 

Composer_Work_Pitch_Movement_Speed.mp3

 

e.g. Telemann_Bassoon-Fmin_A=440_mov1_50.mp3

Backing Tracks are compressed into a single .zip file.

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Backing Track mp3 files are labelled in the following way:

 

Composer_Work_Pitch_Movement_Speed.mp3

 

e.g. Telemann_Bassoon-Fmin_A=440_mov1_50.mp3

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Backing Track: Mancini - Sonata for Recorder no. 2, in E minor

Francesco Mancini – Recorder Sonata no. 2 in E minor

 

From XII Solos for a Flute with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Bass Violin, 1724

 

Backing tracks played on Harpsichord.

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

Movement 2: Crotchet = 94, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126

Movement 3: Quaver = 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

Movement 4: Minim = 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130

 

Total tracks: 48

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Backing Track: Mancini - Sonata for Recorder no. 4, in A minor

Francesco Mancini – Recorder Sonata no. 4 in A minor

 

From XII Solos for a Flute with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Bass Violin, 1724

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation at cadence points.
  • All repeats are played.
  • All tracks have been recorded in a mild historical temperament suitable for playing with modern and baroque recorders.

 

Backing Track downloads:

 

Pitch options: A=415, A=440

 

Tempo options.

Movement 1: Crotchet = 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 / 48, 54, 60

Movement 2: Crotchet = 94, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126

Movement 3: Quaver = 68, 74, 80, 86, 92

Movement 4: Dotted crotchet = 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60

 

Total tracks: 58