This is a new edition of all known works of Sainte-Colombe le fils [the son]. Little is yet known about the person behind the mysterious name, not even the first name. But the five suites and especially the Tombeau for the composer's famous father, which survive in Durham Cathedral Library, are among the most important compositions for viola da gamba solo of the early 18th century. The music is rooted in the French tradition, but requires only a six-string viola da gamba. The requirements are quite varied and range from pieces that can be well mastered by amateurs (e.g. movements from the Suite in B minor) to tasks for professional players (e.g. Tombeau in F minor).
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow.
Source: GB-DRc A27
VdG, alto / bass clef