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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Ballettoper in vier Akten; Zeitgenossische Transkription fur zwei Violen da Gamba [und Cembalo] = Contemporary transcription for two violas da gamba [and harpsichord] by Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772).
Ballettoper in vier Akten; Zeitgenossische Transkription fur zwei Violen da Gamba Lund Cembalo] = Contemporary transcription for two violas da gamba [and harpsichord] by Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772).
Three Sonatas for Two Violas da Gamba with Optional Basso Continuo.