Played on virginal by ernst stolz (Nl.)
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The galliard is an athletic dance, characterized by leaps, jumps, hops, and other similar figures. The main feature that defines a galliard step is that the last two beats consist of a large jump, landing with one leg ahead of the other.
My Ladye Nevells Booke is a compilation of 42 pieces for keyboard. Together with the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, one of the most important collections of keyboard music of the English renaissance. Copied by John Baldwin, one of the most famous musical scribes and calligraphers of the day, the pieces seem to have been selected, organized and even edited and corrected by Byrd himself.
Christopher Simpson, a prominent viol player, wrote a treatise on how to play the division viol, aptly titled The Division-viol, or The Art of Playing ex tempore to a Ground (1665), and also The Division-Violist (1659). Both of these are frequently used as references by those interested in historically informed performance on the viol.
Although the division viol is a specialized instrument for playing divisions, divisions of the same period that this instrument flourished were almost as likely to be played on a consort bass or a lyra viol, and instruments constructed as division viols were certainly used in consorts when called upon.
a Madrigal by Pierre Sanderin (Sandrin (Pierre Regnault) (c. 1490 – after 1561) was a French composer of the Renaissance. He was a prolific composer of chansons in the middle of the 16th century, some of which were extremely popular and widely distributed). Ortiz made a set of 4 variations on this.
played on harpsichord and viola da gamba by ernst stolz
Christoph Schaffrath was harpsichordist for Frederic the Great and musician to the king's sister, Princess Amalia. he composed a number of keyboard sonatas as well as orchestral works. The sonata for 2 bass viols is one of the few chamber works surviving by him.
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Ernst Stolz viola da gamba (2) and production