TitelseiteGabriel Schütz (1633-1710)
Sonata in A minor

for 2 violas da gamba 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: 2008-04, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: GB-DRc D.4 No 9

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G140G. Schütz, Sonata in A minor, for 2 violas da gamba and basso continuo, First Edition, 2VdG+Bc, Score with realisation, 3 parts, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-140-313.80 €


This technically rather simple sonata by Gabriel Schütz, which in its structure is reminiscent of the compositions by Nicolai, represents a gratifying addition to the German repertoire for two viols. Lively, quick sections alternate with calm passages over a constant meter. As a rule, new themes are first introduced by each player individually before a synthesis is arrived at. The compass of the six-string bass viol is exploited quite well by the two melody parts. Chords are dispensed with.

Errata / Addenda