These works by Gottfried Finger come from the Sünching manuscript, an autograph scribed between 1670 and 1682, which contains numerous sonatas and suites for two violas da gamba. A bass part has not been preserved, but it is probable that these works were played with bass. For this reason, our editions include a figured bass part composed by Wolfgang Kostujak. Fingers viol music is largely informed by the stylus phantasticus, in which the individual sections mostly segue into one another. The music is very varied. Alongside majestic, chordal introductions, there are fugal sections, virtuoso viol solos, variations on catchy themes, magnificent chaconnes, and fast, at times wild conclusions. Every gambist should face the challenges of this original viola da gamba music.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow.
Bass added by Wolfgang Kostujak.
First Edition, 2VdG+Bc, full score and 3 parts.