Six Sonatas for Harpsichord with accompaniments [Set 1]

These are sonatas for harpsichord, with written accompaniments for violin and violoncello. This set was one of rare instances of Herschel’s music that found publication. The cover announces:

Sei Sonate per il Cembalo
cogli Accompagnamenti di Violino e Violoncello
che si possono sonare anche sole
Composte Da Federico Herschel
e Publicate in Bath
al primo d’Ottobre
MDCCLXIX

(Six Sonatas for Harpsichord with accompaniments for violin and cello
composed by [William] Frederick Herschel and published in Bath, 1 October 1769.)

In order to facilitate reasonably convenient page-turns, some of the layout in the parts might be aesthetically sub-optimal; but, it is hoped, easier to play!

Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 1 in C major


Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 2 in B flat major (still in preparation)

Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 3 in G major (still in preparation)

Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 4 in D major (still in preparation)

Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 5 in F major (still in preparation)

Sonata for Harpsichord [Set 1], No 6 in A major (still in preparation)


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