6 Sonatas for 2 Cellos, Op.1 (Masse, Jean Baptiste)

Sheet Music


Sonata No.6 in G minor

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General Information

Work Title 6 Sonatas for 2 Cellos
Alternative. Title
Composer Masse, Jean Baptiste
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1 ; Livre I
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 1
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas
  • Sonata No.6 in G minor
  1. Capricio
  2. Andante Larghetto dolce et Lourée
  3. Sarabanda
  4. Premièr Aria
  5. Deuxième Aria
First Publication. 1736
Dedication A Messieurs les Comediens Français
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 cellos (or 2 bassoons or 2 viols) or cello (bassoon, viole), continuo

Misc. Comments

  • Sonata No.6
First movement is a "Capricio [sic] presto" with two free preludial passages followed by an Adagio cadence measure and Andante arioso-like passages. Second movement (Andante Larghetto dolce Et Lourée) is a two-reprise form. Third movement is a brief Sarabanda. The final two movements--Aria and 2e.Aria--are to be paired and played in rondeau form.