Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
for 2 violas da gamba and b.c.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2004-11, continuo realisation: Dankwart von Zadow, source: RISM: D-DS mus. ms 327, 327a
|G032||J.J. Fux, Canon for 2 violas da gamba and b.c., 2VdG-B/VdG-A/V/Fl+Bc, score with realisation, 3 parts, 24 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-032-1||13.00 €|
This canon which is published here in a new edition has the form of a three-movement Italian Trio Sonata. The two upper voices follow each other in the manner of a canon and are set over a contrapuntal bass. Because the viol parts have only a moderate pitch range and practically no double-stops, the piece is equally suitable for violins or flutes (played an octave higher than written). Performance by a high and a low instrument is also possible. To facilitate such options we have notated the upper voices in both alto and treble clef.