Trio Sonata in F major, W.B 40 (Bach, Johann Christian)

Authorship Note
Authorship of this Sonata is disputed. Some sources attribute this work to
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (as HelB 597), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Gottlieb Graun
or Karl Heinrich Graun (as GraunWV D:XV:148)



Sheet Music


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Editor Karl Marguerre (1906-1979)
Publisher. Info. Celle: Moeck Verlag, 1960. Plate EM 1063.

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General Information

Work Title Trio Sonata, W.B 40
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Christian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. W.B 40 ; Op.8 No.6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 63
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegretto
  3. Allegro assai
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation flute, violin, continuo OR flute, obligato harpsichord

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Exists in several manuscript sources which attribute this work to various composers (CPE/WF Bach, JG/CH Graun) and display various instrumental combinations including fl, vn, bc ; fl, cemb obligato ; 2 vn, bc. The instrumentation (flute, violin, cello (viola)) suggested in the Moeck Verlag edition is not original. Perhaps if the parts from this edition are found, they could be uploaded as arrangements.