viola da gamba


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viola da gamba:

see violviol,
family of bowed stringed instruments, the most important ensemble instruments from the 15th to the 17th cent. The viol's early history is indefinite, but it is recognizable in depictions from as early as the 11th cent. During the second half of the 17th cent.
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viola da gamba

the second largest and lowest member of the viol family
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The truth, however, is that the viola da gamba has nothing in common with the cello, with perhaps the exception a certain percentage of music, especially the basso continuo, which in many cases can be played either on the viola da gamba or the cello.
Friederike Heumann studied viola da gamba with Jordi Savall and Paolo Pandolfo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, completing her musical education with a solo diploma in Early Music Performance.
Its diverse selections include an early American hymn tune, a song by Stephen Foster, an eleventh-century text set to a traditional Irish melody, a sarabande from a Bach cello suite, a work for cello and harp by Arvo Part, a fantasy on an English tune arranged for viola da gamba, original compositions by Nicholas Walker, Samite, and Jayne Demakos, an arrangement of the "Theme from Schindler's List," a lullaby from the Tuscarora Indian Nation, and traditional Gaelic blessings.
El virtuoso interprete de la viola da Gamba, Polo Pandolfo, presenta las piezas The French Viol Masters: Orfeo, the Angel, the Devil .
In addition to being a master performer with the violin, recorder, and harpsichord, he also was adept with the oboe, transverse flute, viola da gamba, double bass, and trombone.
Este especialista de la viola da gamba, fundo en los anos setenta un conjunto musical al cual llamo Hesperion XX (actualmente Hesperion XXI).
John's Smith Square, London, June 20 Viola da gamba maestro unleashes Baroque passion, twirling the gamba like a waxed mustache.
supplanted by instrumental music by seventeenth-century viola da gamba master Marin Marais.
His Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, at Tacoma's Pacific Lutheran University, weighs 17,000 pounds and has four keyboards including the pedal board, 54 stops, and 3,849 pipes, which together create sounds inspired by instruments from trumpet to viola da gamba.
The primary figures in the procession are Coltrane, Rilke, and Sainte Colombe, the late-seventeeth-century and early-eighteenth-century century French composer whose main contribution was the addition of a seventh string to the viola da gamba, thus giving the instrument a more mournful tone.
13) The angel musicians, all of whom are instrumentalists (playing the viola da gamba, cornetto, and flute), read from the tablets, with their backs to the viewer.
The 22 tracks range from the 16th century to the 21st, some for just high voices, in which the choir excel; unaccompanied full choir; and others accompanied by organ (William Whitehead) and viola da gamba (Geraldine Bruley).