Sonata for Viola da Gamba, TWV 40:1 (Telemann, Georg Philipp)




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Phillipwserna (2014/6/1)

Performer Pages Phillip Serna (Viola da Gamba)
Publisher Info. Chicago: Dr. Phillip W. Serna, 2009
Misc. Notes From a Lenten Organ Recital with Organist Cathryn Wilkinson, March 1, 2009 in Baker Memorial Methodist Church in Saint Charles, IL. Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Serna works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. For more information, visit here and here.
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Bettina Hoffmann (2018/11/6)

Copyist First edition
Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Composer, 1728.
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Editor Hans-Thomas Müller-Schmidt
Publisher. Info. Hans-Thomas Müller-Schmidt
Misc. Notes Urtext for viol solo
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Cello solo

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Generoso (2011/5/11)

Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d. Plate 3972.
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General Information

Work Title Sonata for Viola da Gamba
Alternative. Title
Composer Telemann, Georg Philipp
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TWV 40:1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGT 584
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Prelude: Andante
  2. Courante: Allegro vivace
  3. Recitativo ed Aria: Lento espressivo
  4. Menuet: Allegro
First Publication. 1728/29 in Der getreue Music-Meister, Lektion 15-16 (No.45)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation viola da gamba

Navigation etc.

Telemann works for viola da gamba or viola
An explanation of TWV numbers is on the Telemann page.
Wikipedia article on the viol family
TWV Catalog complete (in French)
One instrument without continuo

One instrument with continuo


2. Trio Sonata, TWV 42:G6 (vdg)
5. Trio Sonata, TWV 42:h4 (vdg)
7. Trio Sonata, TWV 42:F3 (viol)
10. Trio Sonata, TWV 42:D9 (vdg)
TWV 42:A4
TWV 42:B3
TWV 42:G5
TWV 42:Es2
TWV 42:e4
TWV 42:g3
TWV 42:D7

Two instruments with continuo