This is a collection of 57 movements for viola d'amore and basso
continuo written by Attilio Ariosti (1666-1729?). The 57 movements can
be divided into 15 sonatas in different keys. The source used for this
transcription is the only surviving source, a manuscript written by
the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758). It was probably
copied in London where both Ariosti and Roman were living around
1718. The manuscript is now preserved at the Music Library of Sweden, Stockholm,
who gratiously has provided the copies that I have used.
I have always tried to be as close to the original as
possible. Editorial changes have been put above the staffs, or within
parenthesis. Slashed figures in the continuo have been replaced with
their flat/natural or sharp equivalents. All accidentals have been converted to modern
Modified , accesses.