Bach Sonata No. 3 for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1029 Including two piano parts for orchestra and solo tuning
J. S. Bach - Sonata No. 3 for Viola da Gamba BWV 1029, has three movements, in trio sonata format. The opening theme of the first movement reminds us of the Third Brandenburg Concerto. The second movement is loving, moving and almost religious Adagio. The final Allegro is dynamic, sophisticated and playful. This sonata, though not easy, works very well on the double bass. It is a recommended piece for advanced college students, for graduate students and it would make a great musical addition to any professional recital. Unlike most of the sonatas in the series, this one is not in the original key (G minor). If one chooses to play in high solo tuning (CGDA), one will end up playing in the original key without having to change fingerings. For this sonata only, I have added a solo tuning piano part especially dedicated to Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis.
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