Passacaglia "The Guardian Angel"

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Passacaglia "The Guardian Angel" in G minor

C. 105 • “Rosary Sonata No. 16”

About this work...

Biber's Passacaglia in G minor is part of a group of pieces composed either for the Archbishop of Salzburg, Maximilian Gandolph, Count Khüenburg (Biber's employer) or the Salzburg Confraternity of the Rosary. Finished probably in 1676, the bulk of the pieces are violin sonatas on the 15 mysteries of the rosary and are ... read more