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Early History of the Viol

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ISBN-10: 0521357438

ISBN-13: 9780521357432

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ian Woodfield

List price: $42.99
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This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe. Ian Woodfield examines the two most important ancestors of the instrument, the Moorish rahab and the vihuela de mano. From these two instruments emerged an early form of viol, the Valencian vihuela de arco, which spread rapidly across the Mediterranean during the papacy of Rodrigo Borgia. The viol itself was enthusiastically accepted by the d'Este and Gonzaga families and other Italian arbiters of taste before migrating northwards across the Alps and into the rest of Europe. The author discusses all aspects of…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/21/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The medieval viol
The Moorish rabab in Aragon
The vihuela de mano
The Valencian viol: its structure, playing techniques and music
The introduction of the viol into Italy
The viol in early sixteenth-century Germany
The structural development of the Italian viol in the sixteenth century
Italian viol tunings
Viol-playing techniques in sixteenth-century Italy
Music for solo viol in sixteenth-century Italy
The viol consort and its music in sixteenth-century Italy
The viol consort in late sixteenth-century Germany
The viol in France and the Low Countries
The viol in sixteenth-century England
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index