A large number of works by the Italian musician Giovanni Battista Cirri (1724-1808) from Forlì were printed all his life. The busy cello virtuoso naturally wrote works for 'his' instrument mainly, including concertos and sonatas, but also wrote a number of chamber music pieces for other instruments as well as occasional compositions for orchestra or for religious occasions. The present Sonata in C major is ideal for beginners lessons. It is a catchy, melodious and rewarding piece for young cellists which is fun to play (and to listen to). The accompanying basso continuo part has deliberately been turned into a simple piano part so that it can also be played by students.