Abel, Carl Friedrich
2 trios for flute, viola da gamba and bass, supposedly the Trios in F maj and in G maj. edited in Les Suites des trois premières trios […] pour le violon, violoncello, et basso (ZadA 5:1-2, WKO deest)
[London, Longman, Lukey & Co.]
AUS-NLwm (incomplete), GB-Ckc (incomplete)
The edition calls for a violoncello for the middle part, but from documents relating to a lawsuit filed by Abel against the editors we know that he composed two of them “for a Flute, Viol di gamba and a Bass”.
Only the parts for viola da gamba and for figured bass survive.
ZadA: Peter Holman and Günter von Zadow, Charles Frederick Abel’s Viola da Gamba Music: A New Catalogue, Second Revised Version, «The Viola da Gamba Society Journal», Vol. 11 (2017), pp. 73–136 (previous version: Peter Holman, Charles Frederick Abel’s Viola da Gamba Music: A New Catalogue, Revised Version, «The Viola da Gamba Society Journal», 8, 2014, pp. 77-117).
Peter Holman, Life after Death: the Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch, 2010, pp. 224-226