Cover pageGottfried Finger (ca. 1655-1730)
Sünching Manuscript

Suite No 7 for two bass viols, one of which is superseded by a treble viol, and basso continuo

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Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2019-08, bass figures: Dankwart von Zadow, source: D-SÜN Ms 12

Order information

G341Finger, Sünching Manuscript, Suite No 7 for two bass viols, one of which is supersed by a treble viol, and basso continuo, Sünching No 33, Vol. 7, Suite No 7, First Edition, 2VdG(+VdG-D)+Bc, full score and 3 parts, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-341-417.00 €


This work by Gottfried Finger comes from the Sünching Manuscript, an autograph scribed between 1670 and 1682 that primarily contains numerous sonatas and suites for two violas da gamba. This Suite, however, was written for barytone and viola da gamba with the peculiarity that the bowed barytone part is superseded in the middle of the Passagalia by a treble part. In our edition, we have assigned the two barytone lines to an additional viola da gamba and the basso continuo, and suggest a change from the bass to a treble viol at the abovementioned place. Finger’s barytone suites are not composed in the virtuoso manner of many of the sonatas for two viols in the Sünching Manuscript, but the music is nevertheless very charming and many-faceted, and offers a very special effect through the change to treble viol.

Errata / Addenda

[24.08.19] G341 page 4
G341, page 4, bar 6 II, repetition sign is missing between 3rd and 4th beat. The parts schould be corrected accordingly. Download of the corrected score page 4.