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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



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

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