Benedetto Marcello (1686—1739) composed only two collections of pieces involving the cello as its main actor. One consists of the most famous Six Sonatas for cello and basso continuo all cellists had to face in one way or another in their studies. The other—presented here—is another group of six sonatas, this time for two cellos (or gamba viols) and basso continuo.
The beauty of Marcello’s melodies and contrapuntal artifices is preserved and amplified by the second soloist, while the required technical level is somewhat less demanding compared to the solo sonatas. There is no thumb position required, but rhythmical complexity balances it out.
This edition offers them all in modern notation, and with several errors corrected, ensuring a flawless practicing experience and performance from day one. It is offered as a bundle of score and the three parts, starting digitally. Extra content will be unlocked upon the reaching of the following perks:
- 15 copies sold: two extra parts for gamba viols will be created, with clef changes more suitable to gamba players. Early adopters will be automatically upgraded to this tier.
- 25 copies sold: the printing process will start, making them available as a physical product worldwide.
- 50 copies sold: a piano realisation of the continuo part will be realised and made available to early adopters as well.
- 100 copies sold: a limited run Collector’s Box Set containing the score, the two cello parts, the two gamba parts, the continuo part, and the piano reduction, in a premium slip-case.
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