Praetorius viols

Illustration of viols from Syntagma Musicum by Michael Praetorius. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Music for one, two, and six viols from composers like Buxtehude, Forqueray, and Marais!

  • Marin Marais: La Badinage, performed by Jordi Savall and members of Hesperion XXI.
  • William Cranford: Passamezzo Pavan a 6, performed by LeStrange Viols. 
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Jubilate Deo, performed by countertenor Patrick van Goethem, gambist Jonathan Mason, and Ton Koopman at the organ.
  • Peter Grecke: Fantasia con partita for two viols, featuring Hamburger Ratsmusik, directed by Simone Eckert (also viola da gamba).
  • Antoine Forqueray: Deuxieme Suite en Sol majeur. Performed by Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba, Luca Pianca, archlute, and Lorenzo Ghielmi, harpsichord. 
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