As is well known, this suite was composed for a cello with a scordatura tuning C-G-d-g instead of the classical C-G-d-a.
I have seen almost every possible combination:
- edition for specially-tuned cello in "sounding" notation
- edition for specially-tuned cello in "physical" notation
- edition for normally-tuned cello in "sounding" notation
- edition with several staffs with two of the preceding cases.
What I mean by sounding, is that the note on the part is at the pitch that one hears.
What I mean by physical, is that the note on the part is the one you would play if you were putting your finger on the right place on a normally-tuned cello.
There may be other variants I have not seen, without speaking of the style of fingering, of using the tenor key, or coping with the adaptation to the normal tuning, etc.
What should I try to use ? I feel that all choices have strong drawbacks.