6 Violin Sonatas (Herrando, José)

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Work Title Seis sonatinas para violín de cinco cuerdas y bajo armónico, no cifrado
Alternative. Title 6 Violin Sonata
Composer Herrando, José
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas:
Sonata No.1 in C major
1. Allegretto
2. Adagio no molto
3. Allegretto
Sonata No.2 in D major
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegretto
Sonata No.3 in G major
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
Sonata No.4 in F major
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Fuga ma non Presto
Sonata No.5 in A major
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
Sonata No.6 in C major
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Pastorale
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1754
Dedication Carlo Broschi (Farinelli)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin (5 strings), continuo
Extra Information Tuning: C-G-D-A-E

Misc. Comments

The 5-string violin is a violin with an extra low C string. The 5-string viola, or viola pomposa, is a viola with an extra high E string. Thus the stringing of the two instruments is the same. The Grove Music article on viola pomposa does not mention it as a violin, and the Wikipedia:Five string violin article only deals with 20th-century uses of it, and mentions nothing of violas. Thus, there is a possibility that the boxes of these instruments are different in size, but as far as the stringing goes, it is exactly the same. Tagged for both instruments for now.