Christoph Schaffrath (1709-1763)
for two violas da gamba
Editor: Michael O’Loghlin, publication date: 2006-02, source: RISM: D-B Am.B. 498
|G087||C. Schaffrath, Duetto for two violas da gamba, 2VdG, score, 4 parts (violin and alto clef), 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-087-1||16.00 €|
With its wide range and creative use of the singing style as well as leaps, passage work and well-chosen double stops, this piece is very idiomatic gamba music, as no other non-keyboard instrument of the eighteenth century could play either part. It is a significant part of the repertoire in its genre.