J S BACH  Organ Trio Sonatas Volume II (Sonatas II & IV), RG118
Score and parts       €21.00

Bach's great Trios for the Organ were compiled, according to Forkel, "for his oldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, with which he had to prepare himself to be the great organist which he later became. One cannot praise their beauty enough".
In the absence of any surviving pieces for the classic trio sonata combination, and in view of persuasive evidence that these sonatas are themselves largely arrangements of ealier works, RG Editions presents a new transcription of these magnificent pieces, as recorded by London Baroque in their recent much acclaimed recording for BIS. In this, volume II of a three volume set, Sonatas II and IV are presented in a transcription for the slightly unusual combination of violin, viola and continuo -- as suggested by the tessitura of the originals.