TitelseiteGeorge Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in G minor

for 2 violas da gamba or other stringed instruments (violins, violas, violoncelli) and basso continuo

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2007-08, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realisation: Dankwart von Zadow, source: RISM: D-Dlb Mus.2410/Q/3, S. 32-38

Order information

G130G.F. Handel, Sonata in G minor, for 2 violas da gamba etc, HWV 393, 2VdG/2V/2Vc/2Va+Bc, score with realisation, 8 parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-130-418.50 €


Handel’s well-known trio sonata in G minor (HWV 393) was originally written for two violins and continuo. However, there is a long tradition to play this sonata also an octave lower on violoncellos or violas. The English musicologist Peter Holman, who wrote the introduction of our edition, found out that this sonata also fits surprisingly well on two bass viols. Our edition contains several sets of parts in various keys, so that the sonata can be played on all aforementioned instruments.

Errata / Addenda

[03.09.2007] I bar 32
G130B, G130D, G130F, page 1, bar 32, natural sign at first tone (IS e flat, SHALL BE e natural), b at fifth tone (REMAINS e flat).