Cover pageSainte-Colombe le fils (first quarter 18th century)
Viola da Gamba solo

Tombeau pour Mr de Sainte-Colombe le père and the five Suites

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: 2020-12, source: GB-DRc A27

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G380Sainte-Colombe le fils, Viola da Gamba solo, Tombeau pour Mr de Sainte-Colombe le père and the five Suites, VdG, alto / bass clef, 32 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-380-318.00 €


This is a new edition of all known works of Sainte-Colombe le fils [the son]. Little is yet known about the person behind the mysterious name, not even the first name. But the five suites and especially the Tombeau for the composer's famous father, which survive in Durham Cathedral Library, are among the most important compositions for viola da gamba solo of the early 18th century. The music is rooted in the French tradition, but requires only a six-string viola da gamba. The requirements are quite varied and range from pieces that can be well mastered by amateurs (e.g. movements from the Suite in B minor) to tasks for professional players (e.g. Tombeau in F minor).

Errata / Addenda