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The Work

The Rosary Sonatas or Mystery Sonatas is a collection of 15 sonatas or suites for violin and basso continuo with a closing Passagalia (Passacaglia) for a solo violin without basso. It was probably written in the first half of the 1670s.

The source I used while making this edition is a facsimile of the only known copy, now held in the Bavarian State Library in Munich with the manuscript number Mus. Ms. 4123.

This Edition

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 standard.

The transposed version might be useful for the combination of a violin tuned to A=415 and an organ tuned at A=465.

The Files

Johan Tufvesson tuben@lysator.liu.se: Modified , accesses.