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Violone (It.: ‘large viol’)locked

  • Tharald Borgir,
  • Stephen Bonta
  •  and Alfred Planyavsky

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In modern terminology, the double bass viol, the direct ancestor of the double bass. Historically, the term has embraced a variety of meanings: it was originally used, from the 1530s onwards, to denote any size of viol. Francesco Prandi, in his treatise of 1606 (see Bonta, ...

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Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society
M. Praetorius: Theatrum instrumentorum [pt ii/2 of PraetoriusSM]
Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Music Division
M. Praetorius: Syntagma musicum, i (Wittenberg and Wolfenbüttel, 1614-15, 2/1615/R); ii (Wolfenbüttel, 1618, 2/1619/R; Eng. trans., 1986, 2/1991); iii (Wolfenbüttel, 1618, 2/1619/R)