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bass viol

(bās vī`əl), properly, the largest instrument of the 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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 family. The term now refers most often to the double bassdouble bass,
bowed stringed musical instrument, the contrabass of the modern orchestral string section. It originated as a double-bass viol, an instrument described as early as 1566. A true double-bass violin appeared during the 18th cent.
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(5) "Bass viol" is another name for the modern cello.
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.
London Baroque's line-up is Ingrid Seifert violin, Charles Medlam bass viol and Steven Devine harpsichord.
The remaining objects in the room can be simply listed: two chairs, a bass viol, a mirror, a Turkish rug on a table, a silver platter on top of which sits a ceramic jug of identical design to that used to serve wine in Vermeer's A Lady and Two Gentlemen of around 1662 (Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum; Fig.
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. Later visitors were offered headphones to hear recordings of the music while musing on the limitations of religious fervor in the 21st century, when ascension depends more on athletic equipment than on faith, and the recognition that what goes up must come down.
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, respectively.