Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 7, by Arcangelo Corelli

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July
2010

Arcangelo Corelli‘s sonatas op. 5 have been a staple of the violin repertoire since they were first printed. Almost immediately and for decades following their publication on January 1, 1700, the eleven sonatas and one set of folia variations that make up the collection inspired many composers, performers, and enthusiasts, alike.

Yet violinists weren’t the only ones to play Corelli’s solo sonatas. Arrangements from the 18th Century of op. 5 survive for recorder, harpsichord, flute, and viola da gamba, to name a few.

Below is my edition of sonata VII based on an anonymous arrangement for viola da gamba (the original manuscript is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France).You’re welcome to download it for free.

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