Johann Samuel Endler (1694–1762)
Sinfonia â 7 in F Major, CobE 13
for Clarino Piccolo Trumpet in F, 2 Horns, 2 Violins, Oboe,
Bassoon, and Basso Continuo
Full Score & Instrumental Parts
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Aside from four cantatas (three sacred and one secular), Endler’s extant works are all orchestral. Manuscripts for thirty sinfonias for various instrumental combinations are located at the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Musikabteilung in Darmstadt (there is an additional sinfonia, CobE 31, where only the first violin and bass parts survive). These works generally make use of brass instruments, with twenty-four of the thirty sinfonias containing trumpet parts. The sinfonias employing trumpets are typically in D major (eighteen works), with a few examples in both Eb major (four works) and F major (two works).
The present five-movement sinfonia, dated 25 August 1749, is one of the few that uses a single trumpet. As the work is in F major, the trumpet part is for a small clarino piccolo in F. (Probably the most familiar work using this sized instrument is J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, but other composers, such as Telemann also used it on occasion). While the written range of the part is from the 4th to 18th partial (C4 to C6), the small size of the trumpet means that the part sounds a perfect fourth higher, i.e. from F4 to F6. With the part consistently ascending to the 18th partial and the player having to play in all but the second movement, a trumpeter with a strong upper register and a great deal of stamina is required.