Cover pageWilliam Young (?-1662)
Sonate à 3 Viole

Nine Sonatas for three Viols (Tr T/B B), Innsbruck 1659

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Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2021-08, introduction: Marc Strümper, source: print Innsbruck 1659, GB-Lghl G MUS 469-471

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G383William Young, Sonate à 3 Viole, Sonatas I-IV, 3Cons, full score and 3 parts, 60 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-383-417.50 €
G384William Young, Sonate à 3 Viole, Sonatas V-IX, 3Cons, Full score and 3 parts, 68 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-384-118.80 €


The Englishman William Young lived and worked in Innsbruck in the second half of his life and made a name of himself there as an important composer and as one of the best viol players of his time. His three-part sonatas represent the early form of the sonata, which is still closely associated with the canzona and the fantasia. Copies found in England therefore also refer to the pieces as fantasies. Our edition is based on the Innsbruck print of 1659, which was only discovered in this century by Marc Strümper. We are pleased to be able to offer consort players these little-known but very rewarding sonatas.

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