• New from Mel Bay Publications, Inc. - German Baroque Music for Mandolin

    German Baroque Music for MandolinFenton, Mo. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced a February 8 publication date for German Baroque Music for Mandolin by Robert Bancalari.

    The German Baroque period featured three virtuosi: Biber, Westhoff and Johann Jakob Walther.

    Walther (1650-1717) performed as a violinist in the orchestra of Cosimo III from 1670 to 1674 (Medici dynasty) and served as concertmaster at the court in Dresden.

    Walther's compositions are contained in two books: Scherzi da Violino solo con il basso continuo (1676) and Hortulus Chelicus (1688).

    This book presents six sonatas for violin from Hortulus Chelicus transcribed for the mandolin.

    The collection is a wonderful addition to the classical mandolin repertoire. All the sonatas are written in standard notation and tablature, available as Book or eBook + Online Audio.

    52 pages, saddle stitched, 8.75" x 11.75".


    • Sonata I - Preludio-Aria-Corrente-Sarabanda-Giga-Finale
    • Sonata II - Preludio-Allemanda-Sarabanda-Giga-Finale
    • Sonata III - Aria Variata
    • Sonata IV - Preludio-Allemanda-Sarabanda-Giga-Finale
    • Sonata V - Preludio-Aria-Sarabanda-Giga-Finale
    • Sonata VI - Preludio-Allemanda-Corrente-Sarabanda-Giga-Finale

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