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J S Bach

Partita for solo viola CM003

(from Partita for solo flute, BWV 1013)

£3.00











































J S Bach

Sonata in C for solo viola CM093

transcribed from BWV 1033 - a flute sonata, transposed down an octave.

The original does have a continuo part, but some Bach scholars think that this was added by one of Bach’s pupils, and it works well as a solo piece.

£3.00

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J S Bach

Largo CM002B

(arranged for viola and piano from harpsichord concerto in F minor BWV 1056)

score and part £2.00


Rory Boyle

Such Sweet Sorrow CM111

a realization of Farnaby’s ‘Loth to Depart’ for solo viola

£6.00

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Carolan

Sheebeg and Sheemore CM012B

for viola and piano

£2.00 score and part

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Carolan

A Carolan Suite for viola and piano CM078B

Carolan’s Air - Carolan’s Draught - Carolan’s Concerto - Carolan’s Dream

score and part £4.00


Gabriel Fauré

Vocalise-étude for viola and strings CM067

(arranged by Tony Urbainczyk)

score £2.00

parts (5) 0.50 each

Originally for (wordless) soprano, this arrangement for viola is in the original key of E minor, so Fauré’s piano part can be used for rehearsal. The composer produced another version called ‘Pièce’ for violin, flute or oboe and piano in A minor, but without the useful vocal phrasing/breathing marks.

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Gabriel Fauré

Le sécret for viola and piano CM144

score and part £2.00

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Gabriel Fauré

Chant funéraire for viola and string orchestra CM164A

arranged by Roger Nichols from the slow movement of the 2nd Cello Sonata, itself a re-working of a piece for wind-band to mark the centenary of the death of Napoleon I.


score £6.00

solo part £1.00  (available as a free download also)

string parts (5) £1.00 each

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Ann Hamerton

‘Rain’ No. 2 from ‘Alpine Sketches’

for viola and piano CM062

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£2.00 score and part


G F Handel

Sonata in C for viola and harpsichord CM141

score and part £5.00

This sonata seems now to have been accepted as a genuine work by Handel, if quite early (from his Italian period). Although a work for viola da gamba, at least one source suggests viola as an alternative.

Here is a link to an article about its authenticity:

http://www.earlymusic.info/Performer/EMP23.pdf


This is something of an amalgam of MS sources and the Chrysander edition, making what I hope is a useful, practical edition.

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Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sarabande CM76A

(arranged for viola and piano by Tony Urbainczyk)

£2.00 score and part

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Orlando di Lasso

24 Bicinia

for viola duet CM024B

£8.00

See our Lasso page for details


Sixteen Carols for the viola CM104B

Tunes for the viola for Christmas with an simple accompanying 2nd viola part (for a teacher to play)

£4.00

Away in a Manger,

God rest ye merry gentlemen,

I saw three ships,

The Holly and the Ivy,

Good King Wenceslas,

The Sussex Carol,

While Shepherds watched,

A Virgin most pure,

In Dulci Jubilo,

Once in Royal,

We three kings,

O Little town of Bethlehem,

Hark the herald angels sing,

O come all ye faithful,

Coventry Carol,

We wish you a merry Christmas


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See our Carols page for information about tunes and words, which we shall gradually add as research progresses!


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