TitelseiteCarl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Sonata Viola da Gamba Solo & Basso

from the Pembroke collection

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

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2010-11, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: GB-Lbl Add. Ms. 31697

Order information

G188C.F. Abel, Sonata Viola da Gamba Solo & Basso, from the Pembroke collection, AbelWV B40 (WKO 152, A2:9), VdG+Bc, 3 score, one of which contains a realisation, 20 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-188-513.80 €


This energetic and effective little sonata in G major might have been played by Abel himself in his concerts. It is part of the Pembroke collection, whose other pieces with bass are generally somewhat simpler. An accompaniment by a cello or a second viol corresponds to the custom at Abel’s time. However, the bass can just as well be played by a keyboard instrument. Our score contains therefore a continuo realisation. The informative introduction was written by Peter Holman.

Errata / Addenda