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Viola da Gamba Series

Series edited by Donald Beecher

This series showcases the ravishingly beautiful music of the viola da gamba. We take pleasure in offering works not only by established composers, but also by lesser-known worthies. Many of these works will become standard repertoire in the future. Each of our editions is prepared from all known variant sources. Our introductions are concise and informative, written with the scholar as well as the performer in mind. For scholars, we have clearly noted all editorial alterations and additions; for performers, we have supplied individual parts for each player, “clean” keyboard realizations, and we have endeavored to eliminate awkward page turns wherever possible. Our editions are individually designed, printed on high quality paper and published in limited quantities. Without compromising our high standards, we have kept prices as low as modern production costs will allow.
     Some of our distinguished Editors are Jack Ashworth, Donald Beecher, Mary A. Benton, Martha Bishop, Murray Charters, Stuart Cheney, Barbara Coeyman, Patrice Connelly, Caroline Cunningham, Cécile Dolmetsch, Simone Eckert, Bryan Gillingham, Eileen Hadidian, Wendy Hancock, William E. Hettrick, Lynn Hulse, Margaret Johnston, Gordon Kinney, Charles Larkowski, Arthur Marshall, Charles Medlam, Heinz Pauls, Réjean Poirier, Karl Adrian P. Rose, Leslie Ross, Margaret Sampson, Heiner Spicker, Richard Taruskin, Lynn Tetenbaum and Vivian T. Williams, just to name a few.

 

VDGS-1 Christopher Simpson  ( ? –1669) – Divisions for treble viol (tenor recorder), bass viol and keyboard. ScP $12.25

VDGS-2 William Gorton (fl. 1690-1701) – Twelve Airs for two bass viols. ScP $9.00

VDGS-3 John Jenkins (1592-1678) – Divisions in A Minor (RC 19) for two division viols (treble & bass viols) and keyboard. ScP $10.00
VDGS-4 Le Sieur de Machy (fl. 1680-1695) -Pièces de Viole (Suites 1– 8) transcribed from tablature for bass viol. $9.00
VDGS-5 John Ward (1571-1638) – Six Airs for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $11.25
VDGS-6 Giovanni Coperario (c.1570-1627) – Twelve Fancies for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $17.00
VDGS-7 John Jenkins (1592-1678) – Six Aires & Divisions (RC 37,38,44-46, [63]) for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $14.00
VDGS-8 Du Buisson (fl. 1660) – Four Suites for bass viol. $8.00
VDGS-9 Jean Le Sieur de Sainte-Colombe (fl. 1713) – Tombeau pour Le Sieur de Sainte-Colombe (le père) for bass viol and basso continuo. ScP $9.00
In Prep. VDGS-10 Johann Schenck (1660-c.1712) - Sonatas 2 & 3 from Tyd en Konst Öffeningen, Op. 2, 1688, for bass viol and basso continuo. ScP In Preparation
VDGS-11 Christopher Simpson (?-1669)– Divisions on a Ground for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP. $9.00
VDGS-12 Tobias Hume (c.1569–1654) - Works, Vol. 1 for bass viol or Lyra viol. $14.50

[See also VDGS-16, 23, 28 and 54]

VDGS-13 John Withy (fl. 1675) – Twenty-two Airs for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $13.00
VDGS-14 Coleman, Whyte & Jenkins – Five Duos (Jenkins, RC 1,2) for two bass viols. ScP $8.00
VDGS-15 John Jenkins (1592-1678)– Divisions in G Minor & C Major (RC 12, 23) for two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $7.00
VDGS-16 Tobias Hume (c.1569-1654) – Works, Vol. 2a. for bass viol or Lyra viol. $30.00

[See also VDGS-12, 23, 28 and 54]

VDGS-17 Christopher Simpson ( ?-1669) – Twenty-Two Dances for two violins (treble viols or recorders), bass viol and keyboard. ScP $15.00
VDGS-18 Godfrey Finger (c.1660-1730)– Sonatina for two bass viols. ScP $5.00
VDGS-19 Louis De Caix d’Hervelois (1670-1760) – Second Suite for pardessus de viole (treble viol, violin or alto recorder), and basso continuo. ScP $8.50
VDGS-20 August Kühnel (fl. 1661-1699) – Sonata No. 2 for two violas da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $10.00
VDGS-21 André Philidor L’Aîné (c.1647-1730) – Duos for two bass viols. ScP $8.00
VDGS-22 Karl Friedrich Abel (1721-1787) – Six Sonatas (Knape 186-212) for bass viol. $6.75
VDGS-23 Tobias Hume (c.1569-1654) – Works, Vol. 2b. for bass viol or Lyra viol. $30.00

[See also VDGS-12, 16, 28 and 54]

VDGS-24 Godfrey Finger (c.1660-1730) – Suites (E Minor & D Major) for two bass viols. ScP $10.00
In Prep. VDGS-25 Theodor Schwartzkopff (1659-1732)– Pièces à 3 Viole da Gamba , Op. 4 for treble viol, two bass viols and violone (or 3 bass viols) and cembalo. ScP In Preparation
  VDGS-26 Johann Daniel Hardt (1696-c.1755)- Sonata No. 4, from Op. 1, for viola da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $13.95
In Prep. VDGS-27 Johann Daniel Hardt (1696-c.1755) – Duetto for two bass viols. ScP In Preparation
VDGS-28 Tobias Hume (c.1569-1654) – Works, Vol. 3a. for bass viol or Lyra viol. Also included are four duets. ScP $30.00

[See also VDGS-12, 16, 23 and 54]

VDGS-29 Thomas Marc (fl. 1725) – Suitte de Pièces for pardessus de viole (treble viol, violin, flute, recorder) and basso continuo. ScP $13.50
In Prep. VDGS-30 Giorgio Antoniotto (1680-1766) – Three Sonatas, from Op. 1 for two bass viols (‘celli) and optional basso continuo. ScP In Preparation
VDGS-31 Christopher Simpson ( ?-1669) – The Months for treble viol (violin), two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $27.00
VDGS-32A Christopher Simpson ( ?–1669)  - The Seasons: Spring for treble viol (violin), two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $25.00
VDGS-32B Christopher Simpson ( ?–1669) - The Seasons: Summer for treble viol (violin), two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $25.00
VDGS-32C Christopher Simpson ( ?–1669) - The Seasons: Autumne for treble viol (violin), two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $25.00
VDGS-32D Christopher Simpson ( ?–1669) - The Seasons: Winter for treble viol (violin), two bass viols and keyboard. ScP $25.00
VDGS-33 Thomas Simpson (1582-c.1628)– Four Pavan-Galliard Sets for two treble viols, two tenor viols and bass viol (or recorders). ScP $15.00
VDGS-34 Johann Michael Nicolai (1629-1685)– Sonatas in D Major & A Minor for three bass viols. ScP $15.00
VDGS-35 George Hudson ( ?-1672) - Suite in G Minor for Lyra viol (violin, alto recorder), theorbo (lute or keyboard). ScP. 6.50
VDGS-36 William White (fl. 1591-1641)– Six Fantasias for two treble viols, two tenor viols and bass viol. ScP $20.00
VDGS-37 Christopher Simpson ( ?-1669) – Divisions on a Ground in E Minor for bass viol and keyboard. ScP $6.00
VDGS-38 John Hingeston (c.1600-1683) – Fantasias & Airs for three bass viols. ScP $11.00
VDGS-39 Henri DuMont (1610-1684) – The  Simphonias, Pavanes and Allemandes for three or four viols (other strings, recorders, winds) and basso continuo. ScP $11.25
VDGS-40 Godfrey Finger (c.1660-1730) – Sonata No. 2 in D Major & No. 4 in D Minor for bass viol and continuo. ScP $8.75
VDGS-41 Louis Heudelinne (fl. 1700-1710) – Suite No. 2 in A for treble viol (violin) and basso continuo. ScP $8.75
VDGS-42 Peter Grecke (c.1645-? ) – Two Suites (D Major & E Major) for two bass viols. ScP 12.50
VDGS-43 Michael East (1580-1648) – Ayerie Fancies for two treble viols, tenor viol and bass viol (or recorders). ScP $15.00
VDGS-44 Anon. (Berlin School c. 1760) - Sonata in C Major for viola da gamba and basso continuo ScP $7.50
VDGS-45 William Lawes ( ?-1645) – Two Suites (C Major & C Minor) for two treble viols and two bass viols. ScP $10.50
VDGS-46 William Young ( ?-1663) – Twenty-Nine Pieces for bass viol. $10.00
VDGS-47 Nicholas Hotman ( ?-1663) – Three Suites for bass viol. $9.50
VDGS-48 Christoph Schaffrath (1709-1763) – Duetto in D Minor for two bass viols. ScP $12.00
VDGS-49A Dubuisson (fl. 1660) - Thirteen Suites, Nos. I-VI for solo viola da gamba. $7.50
VDGS-49B Dubuisson (fl. 1660) - Thirteen Suites, Nos. VII-XIII for solo viola da gamba. $10.00
VDGS-50 Michael East (1580-1648) – Two Part Fancies, or Duos for two bass viols, ‘celli or bass recorders. ScP 14.00
VDGS-51A Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) – Petites Sonates, Op. 66, Nos. 1–5 for two bass viols, ‘celli, bassoons or bass recorders. ScP $12.50
VDGS-51B Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) – Petites Sonates, Op. 66, Nos. 6–9 & Chaconne for two bass viols, ‘celli, bassoons or bass recorders. ScP $12.50
VDGS-52 Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) – The Cries Of London for treble viol, alto viol, two tenor viols and bass viol (or recorders). Score & complete set of parts for strings and winds $15.00
    Additional part books :
Instrument/voice 1 Treble viol or Soprano Recorder VDGS-52A $1.50
Instrument/voice 2 Alto viol or Soprano Recorder 2 (or Alto Recorder 8va) VDGS-52B $1.50
Instrument/voice 3 Tenor viol I (C clef) VDGS-52C $1.50
Instrument/voice 3 Alto or Tenor Recorder (G clef) VDGS-52D $1.50
Instrument/voice 4 Tenor viol II (C Clef) VDGS-52E $1.50
Instrument/voice 4 Tenor Recorder (G clef) VDGS-52F $1.50
Instrument/voice 5 Bass viol or Bass Recorder VDGS-52G $1.50
VDGS-53A Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) – Thirty-Four Movements in Five Suites, Op. 31, Suites I & II for bass viol and basso continuo. ScP $20.00
VDGS-53B Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) – Thirty-Four Movements in Five Suites, Op. 31, Suites III - V for bass viol and basso continuo. ScP $20.00

VDGS-54 Tobias Hume (c.1569-1654) – Works, Vol. 3b. for Bass viol, TrB duos, BB duos, TrTrB trios and Songs accompanied by Bass viol and Lute. ScP $36.00

[See also VDGS-12, 16, 23 and 28]

VDGS-55 Jakob Richmann (Riehman) (c. 1685-1718) – Six Sonatas, Vol. 1 for viola da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $11.50
VDGS-56 Jakob Richmann (Riehman) (c. 1685-1718) – Six Sonatas, Vol. 2 for viola da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $16.95
VDGS-57 Jakob Richmann (Riehman) (c. 1685-1718) – Six Sonatas, Vol. 3 for viola da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $18.75
VDGS-58 Martin Peerson (c. 1571-1651) – The Eight Five-Part Songs for five instruments (viols, recorders) and/or voices. ScP $12.00
VDGS-59 Andreas Lidl (c.1740-1788) – String Trios, Vol. I (Trios I – III) for violin, viola da gamba and ‘cello. ScP $15.00
VDGS-60 Andreas Lidl (c. 1740-1788) – String Trios, Vol. II (Trios IV – VI) for violin, viola da gamba and ‘cello. ScP $15.00
VDGS-61A John Moss (fl. 1662-1684) – Lessons For The Basse- Viol (1671): Suites I – XIII for bass viol and ‘cello. $42.00
VDGS-61B John Moss (fl. 1662-1684) – Lessons For The Basse- Viol (1671): Suites XIV – XXVI for bass viol and ‘cello. $47.00
VDGS-62 Richard Mico (1590-1661)– Four Fantasias for treble and bass viols (or tenor and bass recorders). ScP $12.95
In Prep. VDGS-63 In Preparation
VDGS-64 Charles Dollé – Première Suite, from Op. 2 for bass viola da gamba and basso continuo. ScP $22.95
In Prep. VDGS-65 In Preparation