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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Gamba Sonatas Wq 88, 136, 137

Editor: Wolfram Enßlin, Ernst-Günter Heinemann
Fing. va: Jürgen Weber
Fingering and bowing for Gamba: Rainer Zipperling
Figured bass realization: Wolfgang Kostujak

65.95 $

Urtext Edition, Edition for Gamba or Viola and Harpsichord, paperbound
with marked and unmarked string parts

Pages: 99 (VIII, 44, 26, 21), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 990 · ISMN M-2018-0990-8

Like his father, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote three sonatas for viola da gamba. They were written during his time at the Berlin court of Frederick the Great and gave the excellent viola da gamba player in the court orchestra an opportunity to show his virtuosic ability. While the two Sonatas Wq 136 and 137 have a basso continuo, Bach followed his father’s example as far as the Sonata in g minor Wq 88 was concerned: the right and left hands of the harpsichord compete with the solo instrument in three equal parts. The original register of the viola da gamba part also permits a version for viola, a practice that has been verified in the sources of the time. This version is available in our Urtext edition as an alternative part.

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Contents

  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) C major Wq 136
  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) D major Wq 137
  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) g minor Wq 88
  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) C major Wq 136
  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) D major Wq 137
  • Gamba Sonata (Viola) g minor Wq 88