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From Rosenmuller's 1682 set of 12 sonatas, this lovely work was originally written for two violins & continuo, but it works really well for 3 bass viols, or for 2 bass viols with continuo instruments of your choice. Score and parts, including figures in the score and bass part. The continuo line is unrealised. The two solo lines were simply taken down an octave, and are in alto clef. An interesting work for professional performance.
This is a great piece, and while this arrangement was intended for viols, it is perflectly playable on the violin family or a mixture of the two. Score & parts. See the Viol Consorts page for the sample page.
Johann Kaspar Kerll composed two sonatas for 2 violins, gamba and continuo. This one was edited from a manuscript held in Uppsala University Library (with thanks for their permission to publish). This particular edition does not have a realised continuo part, but the realisation in the 1901 edition of Kerll's works in Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Bayern could be used if necessary. Score and parts.
Audio speeds are not necessarily correct.
This is a wonderful suite of twelve dances - pavan, galliard, ayre, almands, corants and sarabands, and was probably written in the late 1650s. There is a date on the violin 1 part where the copyist Edward Lowe, who was Heather Professor of Music at Oxford in the 1660s, which says "Given mee by the Author, Mr Tho: Baltzar October 1662". This edition is as faithful to the original as possible. The b.c. part is not realised, but is comprehensively figured. Only the first two dances had original figures, some of which were plainly wrong, so the figuring has been corrected and with the assistance of Dr Rosaline Halton, we have a very workable figuring throughout the entire suite.
This work has been recorded by The Locke Consort and is available on YouTube: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=oER5n3DL0OM&list=OLAK5uy_lGkAKCvsnZP UGUYzC5zCdjQNpGcKTVpFw will take you to the Pavan, and the rest of the Suite is on the sidebar.
This wonderful sonata is a typical baroque multi-movement work, but with a difference. Each stringed instrument gets a solo movement with continuo. The gamba part is mostly distinct from the continuo line and matches the violin parts in virtuosity. This edition is an urtext, coming as score and parts, but with an unrealised continuo. That part is comprehensively figured. Audio is of the first movement, and it's a trifle fast but will give you some idea of the piece.