George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba or viola and basso continuo
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2009-10, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM GB-Cfm Mu. MS 261
|G149||G.F. Handel, Sonata in G minor, HWV364b, VdG/Va+Bc, score, 2 parts, second score with continuo realisation, 32 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-149-6||15.50 €|
The Sonata in G minor HWV364b is the only solo viola da gamba work generally accepted as an authentic Handel work. The authority of the viola da gamba arrangement comes from an addition in Handel’s hand at the bottom of the first page of the autograph of the sonata for violin HWV364. He wrote out the first bar of the work with the solo part an octave lower in the alto clef, labelling it ‘per la viola da gamba’. The work which is published here in an up to date form is part of the standard repertory for viola da gamba.