It is thought that J.S. Bach composed his three viola da gamba sonatas in the late 1730s and early 1740s. They can be played either on viola or cello. The first sonata, BWV 1027 has four movements, the first two of which are connected through a half cadence. In the second movement Bach explores the melody through clever inversions and counterpoint. The relaxed Andante leads into a restless final movement with plenty of contrapuntal invention.
Other works by Bach
Other viola/cello sonatas by Bach