JS Bach Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord arr for Flute & Piano


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JS Bach Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord arr for Flute & Piano

JS Bach Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord arr for Flute & Piano

Universal Edition
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord for flute (transverse flute, oboe or violin) and piano (harpsichord)
Henrik Wiese presents – Finalist “Newly Published Music Award” of “The National Flute Association (U.S.A) 2014



  • Sonata (G-Dur, BWV 1027/1039)
  • Sonata (D-Dur, BWV 1028)
  • Sonata (g-Moll, BWV 1029

Publisher Description

The present arrangement edition is based on historical sources for the gamba sonatas BWV 1027–1029 and the Trio Sonata for two flutes and basso continuo BWV 1039. For the arrangement of the Sonata BWV 1027/1039, the Trio Sonata version was preferred. Only in the third movement (Adagio) was the basso voice from the gamba sonata used so as to avoid the repetitions of the trio sonata that are less sonorous on the harpsichord. Errors and imperfections in the historical sources have been corrected without further comment.

In the present edition, we decided, however, against the consistent alignment of the performance markings and ornamentation between the flute and harpsichord parts or between parallel passages. The principal sources are all copies and it is totally unclear to what extent the performance markings and ornamentation they include can be traced back to Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach

J. S. Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. A renowned harpsichordist and organist, he composed over 1000 works, enriching the German musical style through his skills in counterpoint and harmony. Some of his most popular works include Air on the G String, Goldberg Variations, Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and many more. Bach’s adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures took influence from abroad, particularly in Italy and France.

He also wrote a number of outstanding solo, chamber and concerto works for flute.

Bach is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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