Originally for viola da Gamba.
Now in Orchestral tuning (C Major)
This lovely sonata is now available in orchestral tuning, a must for all bass players who love their baroque music
There is no certainty as to when Bach wrote his three viola da gamba sonatas.Various musicologists suggest that they were composed as early as 1720, during Bach's Köthen period, at the court of Prince Leopold, where the Court Capelle included the well-known gamba player Christian Ferdinand Abel.[Other evidence suggests that the sonatas were composed in Leipzig around 1740,[where Bach was cantor at the St. Thomas Church, as well as director of the Collegium Musicumfrom 1723 onwards.