The bass viol
was originally held between the knees without the support of a peg on the floor, but by the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was essentially identical to the modern cello, though it retained the older name for some time.
For the better performance of Church Music in the parish Church of Brightwalton the Singers are very desirous of having a Bass Viol
(or some instrument) for the use and ease of the Choir, hoping it will not be disagreeable to any of the Congregation & for the encouragement of so usefull an instrument, they had agreed to raise by subscription the money to purchase it.
Yet, I never felt they were bass shy on any recording, whether the source was classical bass viol
, or strong pop bass lines or instruments like synthesizers.
The festival's final concert is Through a Glass, Darkly, on September 9 with music for bass viol
and organ masses by Couperin.
During the opening days of the Biennale, a gymnast worked the trampoline, placed directly below the fresco, accompanied by an original piece of music for bass viol
A ground-breaking piece of tone painting in its time, it still grabs the attention in this spirited arrangement for violin, recorders, theorbo and bass viol
He composed 180 solo bass viol
pieces and 67 concerts a deux violes esgales which, according to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, "regularly defy harmonic rules by using parallel 5ths or unresolved dissonances which are quite unsettling to the ear.
Among adults, we see a soprano blasting the ears off a male quartet who might as well have stayed in bed and a musician at a bus stop considering how to maneuver his overgrown bass viol
into the bus.
Thus Pinto places the early four-part 'aires' between 1628 and 1630, assigns the 'old' versions of the 'Royall Consort' to 1630-34, the violin sets, harp consorts and bass viol
pieces (with which he is not concerned) to 1634-7, the five-part consorts to 1637-8, the 'new' version of the 'Royall Consort' to 1638 and the six-part consorts to 1639-40.
In two recent Tax Court cases, three professional musicians were allowed to depreciate antique bows and a 17th century bass viol
1669), performer and composer, the bass viol
was clearly established as a serious and worthy instrument, and even in Shakespeare's time there were many competent and respected performers.