Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange’s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque launch their season with rare gems for viol & harpsichord from the twilight of the viol. From ‘last gambists’ Carl Friedrich Abel and Franz Xaver Hammer to master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and lesser-known composers Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, New Comma Baroque exploration includes the Chicago premiere of a previously unknown work by Abel!
Sonata in C-Major, A2:69 for viol and continuo, by Carl Friedrich Abel
Suite in a-minor for viola da gamba and continuo, by Johann Gottfried Mente
Adagio a la Francese
Sonata in G-Major for viola da gamba and continuo, by Christian Wilhelm Podbielski
Allegro non molto
Presto e Scherzando