Colista: Complete Trio Sonatas

Series: Baroque Era  Publisher: A-R Editions
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Lelio Colista
Complete Trio Sonatas

Edited by Antonella D'Ovidio

B224 Colista: Complete Trio Sonatas
978-1-9872-0628-9 Full Score (2021) 9x12, xix + 213 pp.
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Instrumental Part(s) (2021)
Set of 3 partbooks (vn. 1, vn. 2, b.)
Lelio Colista (1629–80) is considered the foremost composer of Italian trio sonatas in Rome before Corelli. In the Papal City, where he lived for most of his life, he was an acclaimed lutenist, composer, and teacher. He was part of a closely-knit professional milieu including the most appreciated instrumentalists of his generation, such as Alessandro Stradella, Carlo Ambrogio Lonati, and Carlo Mannelli. However, Colista’s trio sonatas were not published during his lifetime.  No autograph has survived, and the many manuscript sources are today scattered throughout various European libraries. Their wide dissemination bears witness to the significant circulation of Colista’s trio sonatas in the last decades of the seventeenth century, particularly in England.
This volume presents a critical edition of the complete output of Colista’s trio sonatas, and offers for the first time a full reassessment of the entire manuscript transmission, including all the known sources and concordances, as well as incomplete and doubtful works.
Complete Trio Sonatas
Sonata 1 (W-K 10)
Sonata 2 (W-K 13)
Sonata 3 (W-K 14)
Sonata 4 (W-K 15)
Sonata 5 (W-K 16)
Sonata 6 (W-K 17)
Sonata 7 (W-K 21)
Sonata 8r (W-K 22)
Sonata 9 (W-K 25)
Sonata 10 (W-K 26)
Sonata 11 (W-K 27)
Sonata 12 (W-K 28)
Sonata 13 (W-K 30)
Sonata 14 (W-K 31)
Sonata 15 (W-K 32)
Sonata 16 (W-K 37)
Sonata 17 (W-K 38)
Sonata 18 (W-K 39)
Sonata 19 (W-K 41), “Ballo”
Appendix 1: Incomplete Sonatas
Sonata 1i (W-K 12)
Sonata 2i (W-K 19)
Sonata 3i (W-K 24)
Sonata 4i (W-K 29)
Appendix 2: Doubtful Sonatas
Sonata 1d (W-K 33)
Sonata 2d (W-K 40)
Sonata 3d (Corelli/Marx, Anh. 16)
Antonella D’Ovidio is Associate Professor in Musicology and History of Music at the University of Florence. She received her Ph.D. in Musicology in 2004 at the University of Pavia with a thesis on Roman trio-sonatas before Corelli and in 2006 she was awarded the fellowship “Luigi Ronga” at the Academy of the Lincei in Rome. Her scholarly interests include Italian instrumental music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; musical patronage in seventeenth-century Florence; and eighteenth-century Italian opera. She has edited, with G. Barnett and S. La Via, the volume Arcangelo Corelli tra mito e realtà storica (Olschki, 2007).
In 2017 her research project Manuscript Sources of Roman Trio Sonata in the Bodleian Library: The Works of Lelio Colista (1629-1680) and Their Transmission and Assimilation in England won the Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship in Music at the University of Oxford, Bodleian Library.