Sonata à 4 for 2 violins, viola da gamba, violone and bc
CZ-KRa A 531
CZ-KRa A 616
Strümper, Viennese music with viols, from ms. A 531
In the ms. A 531 the composition is anonymous, but the same work bears Poglietti’s name in the ms. A 616.
In A 531 and in the score of A 616, the instrumentation is 2 violins, viola da gamba and violone, while the cover title of A 616 requests 2 violins, violetta and bassoon.
The part for viola da gamba (or violetta) is notated in soprano clef (c1) and has a range of g-d’’, suitable for an alto-tenor viol.
Marc Strümper, Die Viola da gamba am Wiener Kaiserhof, Tutzing, Schneider, 2004, pp. 296-297