Cover pageCarl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787)
Pembroke Collection

Thirty Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso

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: 2018-11, source: GB-Lbl Add. 31697

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G343Abel, Pembroke Collection, Thirty Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso, Volume 1: Sonatas 1-10, VdG+Bc, 2 playing scores: treble clef and alto/bass clef, 60 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-343-817.50 €
G344Abel, Pembroke Collection, Thirty Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso, Volume 2: Sonatas 11-16, VdG+Bc, 2 playing scores: treble clef and alto/bass clef, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-344-517.50 €
G345Abel, Pembroke Collection, Thirty Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso, Volume 3: Sonatas 17-23, VdG+Bc, 2 playing scores: treble clef and alto/bass clef, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-345-217.50 €
G346Abel, Pembroke Collection, Thirty Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso, Volume 4: Sonatas 24-30, VdG+Bc, 2 playing scores: treble clef and alto/bass clef, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-346-917.50 €

Description

If you’d like to know about the music Carl Friedrich Abel used in the 1770s to teach his students and convey to them the joy of playing music, go no further than the Pembroke collection, which contains 30 gamba sonatas written for his student, the Countess of Pembroke. Commencing mainly with two-movement sonatas which are if anything intended for beginners, it becomes musically and technically more demanding, concluding with works on the level of the well-known Six Easy Sonattas [sic]. Each one of the four volumes of our edition comprises two scores: one presents the solo part in the original treble clef, and the other in alto and bass clefs. The treble clef has the advantage that the pieces can be played on the treble viol, the violin or – with a few simple octave transpositions – the flute.

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