Trio Sonata in C


Composer: Johann Georg Linike
Arranger: R. Stevens
Ensemble: Saxophone Trio, flexible instrumentation
Format: Score (12 pp, 8.5x11), Parts (4 pp each, 8.5x11)
Length: 4.5 minutes (3 movements, all repeats)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate (2.5 - 3.5)

Trio Sonata in C

Johann Georg Linike (1680 - 1737?)

Saxophone Trio, flexible instrumentation

Trio Sonata in C by Johann Georg Linike, arranged for saxophone trio, is a pleasant little work by the mostly unknown German Baroque composer Johann Georg Linike. Although titled “Trio Sonata in C”, it does not follow the typical format of a baroque trio sonata. Each movement is quite short – think of it as a trio sonata in miniature. Together, all three movements take less than five minutes to perform. Regardless of its length it is well suited for saxophone trio.

This arrangement includes a C score and the following parts:

  • 1st part for Soprano or Alto Saxophone
  • 2nd part for Soprano or Alto Saxophone
  • 3rd part for Tenor, Baritone, or Bass Saxophone

First, second, and bass parts are included for both E flat and B flat saxophones to give you maximum flexibility in your ensemble. The parts may be combined as desired. The B flat bass part is intended for bass sax but may be played on tenor, taking the part down an octave where practical. The short length and moderate range of the individual parts make this a good choice for intermediate players. Movement 1, Allegro in C major, is in common time. Movement 2, Adagio in A minor, is in common time. Movement 3, Vivace in C major, is in 3/4 time.

  • The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
  • Audio and score excerpts are available above.
  • Registered users can download a complete sample score and full length audio file of Trio Sonata in C on the ‘Samples’ tab.


Trio Sonata in C by Linike for Saxophone trio SAT or SAB

About the Composer

Johann Georg Linike, violinist and composer; b. c. 1680; d. Hamburg, after 1737. He received training from Johann Theile in Berlin. By 1710 he was second violinist in the court chapel there. After it was disbanded in 1713, he went to the Weissenf eis court as director of music. In 1725 he became first violinist in the orch. of the Hamburg Opera. Among his works were a Concerto for Harpsichord, Violin, and Strings, 3 concertos for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Basso Continuo, sonatas, and cantatas.


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