Guillaume Gommar Kennis: Six Sonates à Violon seul et B.c., Op. 3, Band I
Louvain, ca. 1750 (Band I & II)
Guillaume Gommar Kennis (* Lier near Antwerp 1717, † Leuven1789) must have been a violin virtuoso. Nevertheless his name was completely forgotten after his death. He held the position of the Maître de chapelle at the St. Peter’s Church in Leuven for 40 years.
The violin sonatas of Kennis are written in the styles of Somis and Tartini and technically extraordinarily demanding for violin works of that time in the Southern Netherlands.
Edited by Mihoko Kimura
Sonata I in E, Adagio Cantabile - Andante - un poco Allegro
Sonata II in C, Largo Cantabile - Allegro - Allegro moderato
Sonata III in D, Largo - Allegro - Menuet
Sonata IV in B, Largo - Vivace - Menuet, Allegro assai
Sonata V in g, Adagio Cantabile - Moderato - Giga, Allegro
Sonata VI in G, Andante assai - Allegro - Aria