Sonata à 4 in G minor (Bach, Johann Michael)

Authorship Note
Authorship of this Sonata is doubtful. The composer is given only as "Sign Pagh". J.M. Bach has been suggested as the most likely composer.

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Tim.willis1685 (2015/1/3)

Copyist Gustaf Düben (ca.1628-1690)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1673).
Misc. Notes RISM 190025179
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Editor Rémy Claverie (b. 1967)
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Misc. Notes Instrumental parts are placed at the end of the PDF file
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Various Ensembles (Kompy)

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Misc. Notes Use from #603755 the Violin part for Oboe and Viola 3 part for Bassoon or Violoncello
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General Information

Work Title Sonata à 4 in G minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Michael
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 11
Key G minor
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin, 2 violas, continuo

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RISM lists 3 violas, but the 3rd viola part is the basso part.

(Viola doesn't necessarily mean "alto viola da braccio" until late in the 18th century. Viola just means "string instrument", so a continuo part could be played by a "viola di basso", "Viola da brazzo", "violon" or "violone" (a bass violin, bass viol or G-violone [with or without the deep G]) and the the two upper viola parts could be played by any suitable size of "viola da gamba" or "viola da braccio". The "violino" is just a diminutive of "viola", so any small string instrument could be meant, for instance a treble viol, a pardessus de viole, a violin or a viola d'amoure. Interpreting terms from the past as if they meant the same as today usually leads to confusion.)