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|Work Title||Sonata for 2 Violins, Viola and Continuo, FaWV N:c1|
|Composer||Fasch, Johann Friedrich|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola ("pasetel"), continuo|
The Fasch society lists the sonata as quadro sonata with viola instead of pasetel. However, it seems the term pasetel (bassetl, passetl, bassetto) was usually applied to a cello-like instrument, perhaps (like a violoncello da spalla or violoncello piccolo) attached to a shoulder-strap and perhaps with 5 strings. The range of the instrument in this piece does not go below the viola's low C string.