Cover pageMr Falle's Solos - Volume 1 (ca. 1700-1730)
Pieces for Viola da Gamba solo from the Manuscript A27 of the Durham Cathedral Library

Christopher Simpson, François Dufaut, Sainte-Colombe le fils, Marin Marais, Gottfried Finger, Dubuisson, Demachy, Frederick Steffkin

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: 2020-06, source: GB-DRc MS A27

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G367Mr Falle's Solos - Volume 1, Pieces for Viola da Gamba solo from the Manuscript A27 of the Durham Cathedral Library, VdG, alto/bass clef, 24 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-367-413.80 €


Philip Falle assembled extensive collections of music scores in England from about 1700 to 1730, which are today kept in the Durham Cathedral Library. In this way he made an extraordinarily valuable contribution to the tradition of instrumental music of his time. In this edition we have compiled pieces for viola da gamba solo, which are available in Durham in Falle's manuscript. They are very heterogeneous and give today's players an impression of the liveliness and internationality of the gamba music of the time. Apart from the short preludes by Simpson and Finger, and the Chaconne by Demachy (see below), the pieces are previously unpublished.

Errata / Addenda

[29.06.2020] Marais
After the first copies of this edition were printed, we discovered that we had missed an important piece: an otherwise unknown Sarabande by Marais.

[02.11.2020] Demachy
The Chaconne [13], which is called anonymous in our edition, is originally from the Pieces de Viole by Demachy (section in staff notation, p. 51). We thank Christian Zincke for this discovery.