Gamba Sonatas By J.s. & C.p.e. Bach
Tatty Theo (baroque cello) & Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord) The Brook Street Band
Bach, C P E: Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510 Bach, J S: Viola da Gamba Sonatas Nos. 1-3, BWV1027-1029
Tatty Theo and Carolyn Gibley, founder-cellist and harpsichordist of The Brook Street Band, perform the Sonatas for Viola da Gamba by J. S. and C. P. E. Bach, the first recording of these works to use a baroque cello. The Brook Street Band has easily earned its reputation as "the smartest new baroque band around (The Times). Among today's most notable Handel specialists, the group's founder, cellist Tatty Theo, and harpsichordist, Carolyn Gibley, turn their attention for only the second time to the music of J. S. Bach as well as his son Carl Philip Emmanuel. Like father, like son, each wrote three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. These works have long been a valued part of the cello repertoire, but this recording is the first to make use of a regular four-string baroque cello.