Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

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Biber was a 17th century violin virtuoso and prominent composer whose wildly experimental works were unknown until the 20th century.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Mystery Sonatas (16), for violin & basso continuo (or solo violin), C. 90-105 1676 Chamber Music
Sonata violino solo representativa (Representatio Avium), for violin & continuo in A major, C. 146 (B. IV 184) 1669 Chamber Music
Fidicunium Sacro-Profanum (12), sonatas for 1 or 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo, C. 78-89 1683 Chamber Music
Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata), for violin solo in G minor, C. 105 1676 Chamber Music
Mensa Sonora seu Musica Instrumentalis, suites (6) for violin, 2 violas & continuo, C. 69-74 1680 Orchestral
Trumpet Duos (12), for 2 trumpets (Nos. 13-24 of Sonatae, tam Aris), C. 126-137 1676 Chamber Music
Battalia, for 3 violins, 4 violas, 2 violini & keyboard in D major, C. 61 (B. XIV 122) 1673 Chamber Music Orchestral
Missa Christi Resurgentis, for solo voices, double chorus, orchestra & continuo, C. 3 (B. I 103) 1674 Choral
Missa Salisburgensis, mass for 2 double choruses in 16 parts, double orchestra & double continuo, C. App. 101 (attribution uncertain) 1682 Choral
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90 1676 Chamber Music
Sonata Sancto Polycarpi à 9, for 8 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C major, C. 113 1673 Chamber Music
Sonata à 7, for 6 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C major, C. 111 1668 Chamber Music
Balletti Lamentabili à 4, suite for violin, 2 violas & continuo in E minor, C. 59 1670 Orchestral
Sonata tam Aris à 5, for trumpet, violin, 2 violas & continuo No. 4 in C major (Sonatae No. 4), C. 117 1668 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 4 in D minor ("The Presentation"), C. 93 1676 Chamber Music
Sonata à 6 die pauern-Kirchfarth genandt, for 3 violins, 2 violas & continuo in B flat major, C. 110 1673 Chamber Music
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 6 in C minor (Sonatae Violino Solo No. 6), C. 143 1681 Chamber Music
Missa Alleluja, mass for vocal soloists, double chorus, orchestra, percussion & continuo, C. 1 1690 Choral
Sonatae, tam Aris, quam Aulis servientes, collection of chamber sonatas (12), C. 114-125 1676 Chamber Music
Sonata tam Aris à 5, for 2 trumpets, 2 violins & continuo No. 7 in G major (Sonatae tam Aris No. 7), C. 120 1676 Chamber Music
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