Strings Viola (Viola and Piano)
Edition for Viola and Harpsichord. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Arrangement of viola part by Jurgen Weber. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 7.8 -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: recommended. Classical. Softcover. 108 pages. G. Henle #HN684. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480684).
Item Number: HL.51480684
ISBN 9790201806846. 9.25x12.25 inches.
J.S. Bach's three gamba sonatas belong among the core repertoire of this low string instrument. They hark back to other works of his that were originally for different performing forces. What they all share is a strict three-part texture (gamba and two-voice keyboard). Our viola arrangement reflects Bach's own arranging practice. Only in a few passages does the original gamba part descend below the viola's tonal range, and these can easily be resolved by moving the melody line to a higher octave.