“Sonata quarta per canto e b. c.” (1664), by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (7:13 minutes)
Performers: Ensemble Caprice
Listen to the Ensemble Caprice as they perform the elegant “Sonata quarta per canto e b. c.” (1664). The ensemble includes two recorders and baroque flute players as well as musicians on harpsicord, an early keyboard instrument, and viola da gamba, a type of bowed and fretted stringed instrument popular during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Selection from Arlecchino—Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonate e Baletti. Austria: Bella Musica Edition, 1999. Courtesy of Amanda Pond