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The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos ()

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composed by Christopher Simpson, John Jenkins, Robert Smith, Simon Ives

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The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos - Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba); Robert Smith (viola da gamba)
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  1. Divisions on a Ground, for 2 violas da gamba in G major
  2. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 2 in D minor (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  3. Divisions for 2 bass viols in D Major
  4. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 5 in A minor (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  5. Divisions on a Ground for 2 viols in A minor (VdGS No. 19)
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  1. Divisions on a Ground, for 2 violas da gamba in G major
  2. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 2 in D minor (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  3. Divisions for 2 bass viols in D Major
  4. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 5 in A minor (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  5. Divisions on a Ground for 2 viols in A minor (VdGS No. 19)
  6. Divisions for two basses in C major
  7. Ayre for 2 bass viols No. 1
  8. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 4 in F major (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  9. Divisions on a Ground, for 2 violas da gamba in F major
  10. Air with Divisions for 2 viols in C major (VdGS No. 11)
  11. Divisions on a Ground for 2 viols in A minor (VdGS No. 20)
  12. Prelude for viola da gamba in B flat major (from the Division Viol)
  13. Division in A major
  14. Prelude for violia da gamba No. 7 in G minor (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  15. Divisions on a Ground for 2 viols in G minor (VdGS No. 23)
  16. Ayre for 2 bass viols No. 2
  17. Prelude for 2 viola da gambas in A minor
  18. Division for 2 viols in A minor (VdGS No. 25)
  19. Air with Divisions for 2 viols in C major (VdGS No. 12)
  20. Ayre, for 4 parts in D minor
  21. Prelude for viola da gamba No. 3 in F major (from The Division-Viol, 1665 edition)
  22. Divisions for 2 bass viols in F
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This little release explores a rather obscure corner of the viola da gamba repertory: the English duet for viols. This music deserves to be better known, and the recording's commercial success upon its release in 2017 is noteworthy. Most of the music comes from two composers, John Jenkins and Christopher Simpson, who are known for viol ensemble music, if at all; there are also a few airs for two viols by the even more obscure Simon Ives. The duos do not resemble the bicinia of continental music, which are little ...

The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos 2017, Resonus

UPC: 5060262790915

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