Open Instrumentation Music Recordings

Pieces may have an open instrumentation either by an explicit choice of the composer, or because they come from a time or tradition where it is not customary to specify instrumentation in written music, and there are little certainties as to which instrument should be used for a piece. When the open instrumentation comes from an explicit choice of the composer, it may be because the composition can either be played by many instruments without it affecting its spirit, or because the choice of instrument may be considered a part of the artistic interest of the piece.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Oh Canada Calixa Lavallée Anthem Romantic
Canzon à 2 Nicolaus à Kempis Canzona Baroque
Canzon per sonar primi toni a 8, Ch. 170 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona Renaissance
Canzon per sonar primi toni a 10, Ch. 176 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona Renaissance
Canzon per sonar septimi toni a 8, Ch. 172 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona Renaissance
Canzon Prima Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzona Baroque
Canzon quarta, F 8.05c Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzona Baroque
Canzon V Florentio Maschera Canzona Renaissance
Canzona in F major Amante Franzoni Canzona Baroque
Canzona 'La Fina' Giovanni Cavaccio Canzona Renaissance
Canzoni, Book I Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzona Baroque
Now is the Month of Maying Thomas Morley Canzona Renaissance
Flötenuhrstücke, Hob. XIX:1-32 Franz Joseph Haydn Compilation Classical
The Russian Repertoire & Encores, Appendix of Takes Various Compilation N/A
The Art of Fugue, BWV. 1080 Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue Baroque
Marcha dos Passos Martiniano Ribeiro Bastos Funeral Music Romantic
Panxoliña José Pacheco Piano piece Classical
Lua Branca Chiquinha Gonzaga Piece Early 20th Century
Pièces en trio Marin Marais Piece Baroque
Sonata in C major Gottfried Finger Sonata Baroque