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BSP 1 & WOR 1

Baroque String Playing and The Weapons of Rhetoric

by Judy Tarling

£30.00 & £25.00 respectively

For more detail on these two important books click on BSP 1 and WOR 1


Baroque String Playing examines all the sources for our knowledge of playing string instruments in the Renaissance and Baroque eras, with 300 pages of copious music examples and hundreds of quotations from original sources. A CD of music examples is included in the package. For Judy Tarling's book on Baroque Violin Technique see: CMP 487 . For her book on Baroque Dance see: CMP 496 .
No less fascinating is The Weapons of Rhetoric where the structure and composition of Renaissance and Baroque music is analysed according to the ancient rules of rhetoric. Music as conversation, declamation, imitation and animation. 272 pages including many music examples. This book has already become a set text in a number of music colleges and university departments, both in Europe as well as the USA and Brasil.

 

CMP 400

MUSIC in FOUR PARTS - Anthony Holborne

£17.00

Arranged by Ian Gammie. Four-part music for viols (treble, two tenors and bass) or other melody instruments. The alto and tenor parts are in both alto and treble clefs. Partbooks, score and a continuo figured bass.

 

CMP 401

3 DORICK FANTASIES for 4 instruments - John Bull

£5.50

Edited by David Pinto. Score and parts for SATB instruments (treble, 2 tenors and bass viols or recorders).

 

CMP 402

2 FOUR PART FANTASIES for VIOLS - Claude Lejeune

£5.50

Edited by David Pinto. Two intricate and lengthy fantasies for treble, two tenors and bass viol. (viols only)

 

CMP 404

TRIOS : Book 1 - le Roux/Couperin

£4.50

Passepied by G. le Roux, Les Moissoneurs and Soeur Monique by F.Couperin. Three bass viols and continuo (keyboard, lute etc). Alternative parts included for treble and alto clef instruments. Part of the series French Music for Viols which is an introduction to this 17th and 18th century repertoire for those who have had only limited experience of solo music on the viol. The emphasis is on tuneful music which does not require a virtuoso technique from the player.

 

CMP 405

LES PELERINES - F Couperin

£4.00

A short suite of three continuous movements by F.Couperin for a solo instrument with basso continuo. Solo part provided in treble, alto and bass clefs. Part of the series "French Music for Viols"

See also CMP 406 and CMP 407

 

CMP 406

LES FOLIES D'ESPAGNE - J-H d'Anglebert.

£4.00

For three bass viols with optional figured bass continuo for lute, keyboard etc. Arranged from the variations by J-H d'Anglebert (1689). The top part can also be played on a tenor viol. Part of the series "French Music for Viols ".

See also CMP 405 and CMP 407

 

CMP 407

SOLOS : Book 1 (bass viol and continuo)

£4.00

Seven pieces for a solo instrument with basso continuo, by M.Marais, d'Anglebert, de Visée and Caix d'Hervelois. Solo part provided in treble, alto and bass clefs. Another one of the series "French Music for Viols"

See also CMP 405 and CMP 406

 

CMP 408

SUITE in B Flat by Marin Marais (trio)

£5.00

Suite in B flat by M.Marais for 2 trebles and a Bass or in transposed arrangement for 3 bass viols (all parts included). This suite contains a Sinfonie, and 4 dances from the Pièces en Trio of 1692. Solo parts provided at both pitches for trebles or for basses. Another one from the series "French Music for Viols".

See also CMP 471-a and CMP 471-b

 

CMP 409

AIRS de BALLET for 2 viols (continuo ad lib)

£9.50

A selection of 27 French baroque dances from the 17th and 18th centuries by a whole variety of composers including Lully, Daquin, de Visée, Laborde, Dornel, Couperin, Boismortier and others. The music is arranged for easy and intermediate levels, as an introduction for less experienced players to French baroque styles. It can be played on two viols, melody and bass, with an option to add a keyboard, theorbo, etc from figured bass. The solo part is mostly in alto clef, not going below bottom G, and can be played on a bass viol or tenor viol (if tenor players can read on their sixth string in bass clef). In the score the solo part is in treble clef so that treble viol players can also take the solo part if desired. From the series "French Music for Viols"

 

CMP 410-412

THE COMPLETE SIX PART WORKS : Ferrabosco

Set of parts: £16.00

The Complete Six-part works of Alfonso Ferrabosco II, originally issued by Corda Music in 3 volumes, edited by David Pinto. The score and new editorial notes are now published by Musica Britannica, and at their request we have withdrawn the Corda Music score. The Corda edition is now sold as one complete set of viol parts for all fourteen works. This comprises 10 fantasias including three with three treble parts, 2 Almandes and 2 In Nomines. This provides a complete performing edition. If you require the editorial commentary you will need to purchase the Britannica score from Stainer and Bell, - we are no longer allowed to sell this ourselves.

See also CMP 426

 

CMP 413

TRADADO de GLOSAS : Diego Ortiz (1555)

£2.50

An English translation (by Ian Gammie) of the Spanish text from this early treatise on playing divisions on the viol.

 

CMP 414

PREFACES to the LIVRE de VIOLES : Marin Marais

£3.00

The explanations and advice given by Marais over a period of 40 years in the form of Prefaces to his published wotks for the viol. With short musical illustrations of the signs and symbols, plus footnotes and a brief commentary by the translator Ian Gammie.

 

CMP 415

A BOOK of BOWINGS - Ian Gammie

£3.00

An introduction to fundamental bowing patterns and bow control with dozens of subtle variations; includes practice for transposing by sight and by ear. Suitable for any string instrument reading in treble, alto, tenor or bass clef. Devised by Ian Gammie.

 

CMP 416a

TRIOS from SHAKESPEARE'S DAY (Treble, Tenor, Bass)

£4.00

Arrangements for 3 viols (or recorders) of popular tunes from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, some with extra divisions. Alternative alto and treble clefs for the middle part are included. Royalties from this edition are all donated to the Joy Dodson Music Fund, which is administered by the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain. Score and parts

See also CMP 416b – arranged for a low consort

 

CMP 416b

BASS TRIOS from SHAKESPEARE'S DAY ( 3 Basses or Tenor / 2 Basses )

£4.00

The same tunes as CMP 416a, but transposed into keys playable with a low consort. Score and parts

See also CMP 416a

 

CMP 417

BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No 7 in C Minor - J S Bach

£13.50

Arranged by Duncan Druce. A masterly transcription for 2 violas, 2 gambas, cello, bass and keyboard continuo of the G minor Sonata BWV 1029 to make the perfect counterfoil to the Concerto No 6. Gamba parts can be played by two extra violas or with viola and cello. (Extra part available in tenor clef if required). Score and parts

 

CMP 418

Cambridge Consorts : PAVANS and GALLIARDS for 5 viols (or recorders)

Complete: £27.50

Edited and reconstructed by Dr Ian Payne from Brit. Lib. Add MSS 30826-8. This is a substantial and important collection of works by Amner, Gibbons, Tomkins, Weelkes, Wilkinson, Mason, Harding, Peterson, Dethick, Strogers, Jackson, Kirbye, Somner and anon. Many of the composers had connections with Cambridge or at least with East Anglia, and as Dr Payne shows in his erudite introduction, there seems to be a definite connection wth Trinity College for nearly half the pieces. Though the original source is lacking two part-books, the music has been completed with reference to other surviving versions or with skilful reconstruction by the editor. The music continues the tradition established by Dowland's Lachrimae for writing complex counterpoint and harmony within the framework of a dance movement. The standard complete edition comes with parts for viols. Individual part-books are also sold separately (including altermative clefs for recorders: see below).

Score & all five partbooks £27.50. Score and commentary only: £10.00.

 

CMP 418p

Cambridge Consorts : PAVANS and GALLIARDS – partbooks ordered separately

£4.00 each

If you do not want the score, you can order the partbooks separately. Treble I and Treble II are in the treble clef, and the Bass book is in bass clef. There are two versions of Tenor I and Tenor II – in alto clef for viols, and in octave treble clef for recorders. Please specify clearly what you want when ordering.

 

CMP 419

FOUR PART AYRES - John Jenkins (2 trebles, tenor and bass)

£13.00

A selection of works (almost all from Christ Church, Oxford MSS 367-70) with two equal treble parts edited by Dr Andrew Ashbee. Suitable for viols or violins; there is an editorial continuo part and a tenor part available in either alto or octave/treble clef (standard edition is for viols in alto clef, please order treble clef as an optional extra).

Score and parts £13.00 - extra tenor part for recorder in octave treble clef £2.00 (please order separately)

 

CMP 420

TWELVE TRIOS - John Jenkins, for Treble, Tenor and Bass Viol.

£7.50

Twelve substantial works by one of the masters of the English early baroque. Pavans, Almaines, Airs, Corantos and Sarabandes, arranged from lyra consorts so as to be playable on a standard viol trio in music notation instead of tablature. Score and parts, including a continuo part, ad lib suitable for keyboard or theorbo

 

CMP 422

THE MAID'S LESSON - Anon (c1710) (Soprano, bass viol and continuo, with flute ad. lib.)

£2.00

A song of double entendre about the handling of a viol, and other things besides.

 

CMP 423a

AIRES FOR FOUR PART CONSORT : Book 1 - John Jenkins

£12.50

For treble, alto, tenor and bass. 13 pieces edited by David Pinto and grouped by key into two suites (from Christ Church, Oxford MSS 367-70). For the classic four-part viol consort of treble, 2 tenors and bass, with additional treble clef parts for Altus and Tenor for use with wind instruments, and an editorial continuo part. Ideal pieces for combining with the four-part fantasies.

Score and parts

 

CMP 423b

AIRES FOR FOUR PART CONSORT : Book 2 - John Jenkins

£12.50

For treble, alto, tenor and bass.)12 more pieces edited by David Pinto and grouped by key into two more suites as a continuation of CMP 423a. For the classic four-part viol consort of treble, 2 tenors and bass, with additional treble clef parts for Altus and Tenor for use with wind instruments, and an editorial continuo part.

Score and parts

 

CMP 424

WAS MEIN GOTT WILL : Motet - H Schütz

£6.00

For Alto and Tenor voice, 4 bass instruments (viols, cellos, trombones, bassoons) and continuo. A rich and sonorous church motet with an unusual scoring of 4 obbligato bass instruments.

Score and parts

 

CMP 425

11 CONSORT SONGS - Thomas Campian (4 part viols and voices)

£13.00

Edited by Ian Gammie. From Rosseter's Book of Airs (1601). For soprano and 3 viols or any combination of viols and voices. The words are included in all the part books so that any range of singers can join in with instruments doubling.

Score and parts

 

CMP 426

THE HEXACHORDS - Alfonso Ferrabosco II (4 and 5 viols)

£11.00

Edited by David Pinto. 4 substantial fantasies on a hexachord canto fermo, not previously available in a playing edition.

See also CMP 410-412

 

CMP 427

SONATA in F# MINOR : G.P. Telemann (violin and basso continuo)

£5.50

Edited by Ian Payne. This is the first modern edition of TWV 41 fis 2, an original work for violin. Continuo can be played from the figured bass or from the editor's realisation which is based on the principles of continuo realisation defined by Telemann himself in Generalbass-übungen (Hamburg 1733-35). See also CMP 427G

Score and parts

 

CMP 427G

SONATA in G MINOR : G.P. Telemann (solo gamba and basso continuo)

£5.50

Edited by Ian Payne. This is a transcription of TWV 41 fis 2 arranged here for viola da gamba. See also CMP 427

Score and parts

 

CMP 428

CONCERTO in G Major - J.M. Böhm (Viola d'Amore, Oboe d'Amore and continuo)

£4.50

A fine chamber work - in effect a trio sonata in four movements - with keyboard realisation. Böhm was an exact contemporary of J.S.Bach. Edited by Ian White and Ian Gammie from manuscripts in Dresden and Berlin. We also publish a version for 2 violas and continuo, CMP 652 – see Corda String Editions

Score and parts

 

CMP 429

THE COMPLETE 5-part WORKS - John Ward (5 viols and 5 voices)

Complete £37.00 or Score only £11.00

This is the complete works for Voices and Viols in five parts, edited by Ian Payne. The anthems can also be purchased separately (see below). These five large scale works are an important addition to the published works of the outstanding Jacobean composer John Ward. Dr Payne's detailed scholarship provides this first modern performing edition, with word underlay in the viol parts, and vocal scores. The works can be performed with one voice to a part or with soli and chorus. Additional vocal scores can be ordered for larger choirs.

To buy the anthems separately see CMP 429a to CMP429d and other works by John Ward CMP 458 (six-part anthems)

Score & all parts complete £37.00 - Score and commentary only (no parts) £11.00

 

CMP 429a

PARTS 1 and 2 of THE COMPLETE WORKS - John Ward

£11.50

Down Caitiff Wretch (Part 1) and Prayer Is An Endless Chain (Part 2). This edition contains Viol parts for 2 trebles, 2 tenors and bass, 4 pages of editorial commentary and 18-page vocal scores for 5 singers (SSATB).

See also CMP 429 and CMP 429b to CMP 429d

 

CMP 429b

PART 3 of THE COMPLETE WORKS - John Ward

£6.00

"How long wilt thou forget me. O Lord?". This edition contains Viol parts for 2 trebles, 2 tenors and bass, 4 pages of editorial commentary and 8-page vocal scores for 5 singers (SSATB).

See also CMP 429 and CMP 429a to CMP 429d

CMP 429c

PART 4 of THE COMPLETE WORKS - John Ward

£8.50

"Let God arise". This edition contains Viol parts for treble, 2 tenors and 2 basses, 4 pages of editorial commentary and 12-page vocal scores for 5 singers (S (or A) TTBB).

See also CMP 429 and CMP 429a to CMP 429d

CMP 429d

PART 5 of THE COMPLETE WORKS - John Ward

£8.50

"Mount up, my soul". This edition contains Viol parts for 2 trebles, 2 tenors and bass, 4 pages of editorial commentary and 12-page vocal scores for 5 singers (SSATB).

See also CMP 429 and CMP 429a to CMP 429c

 

CMP 430

SONATA a 4 Viole - Emperor Leopold I

£3.75

Edited by Derek McCulloch. This work by the youthful Leopold of Austro-Hungary, written two years before he was elected Holy Roman Emperor, is an easy sonata for 4 viols (treble, tenor and 2 bass) with optional continuo instrument from figured bass. Score and parts.

 

CMP 431

12 AIRS and DANCES - Jeremiah Clarke

£7.75

Edited by Duncan Druce. 12 pieces from The Island Princess for 4-part strings or wind, with optional continuo, including the earliest known version of the famous trumpet tune (but written for strings). Nominally for two treble instruments, tenor and bass, the music works well on violins, viols or recorders. Alternative clefs supplied for tenor part.

Score and parts

 

CMP 432 a/b/c

INTERMEDIATE SOLOS - for Treble (432a), Tenor (432b) and Bass Viols (432c) (3 separate books, please specify clearly which one you require)

£9.25 each

Selected and edited by Alison Crum. A sequel to First Solos for the Viol, these three books provide a basic repertoire of Italian, French, English, Spanish and German music, mostly with a continuo part. These are "performing" pieces selected to be within the range of a competent though less experienced player. Each book has a different choice of music - although some pieces appear in transposition, there is a significant amount of music which is individual to each book.

See also CMP 440, CMP 450, CMP 460

 

CMP 433

TRIOS FROM 1600 for Viols or Recorders - ed Ian Gammie

£5.00

8 three-part pieces (pavans, almains, galliards) by Holborne, Dowland, Johnson and Anon for treble, tenor bass instruments; alternative clefs for tenor part.

 

CMP 434

TRIO SONATA in A Major - J.C.F. Bach (Violin, Flute, Cello and Cembalo)

£4.50

Written in 1763 for Violin, Flute, Cello and Cembalo, edited by D.McCulloch. A fine example of late baroque chamber music, this is the first modern edition. It marks the bicentenary of JCF Bach (d.1795) and is performable in two ways as specified by the composer - either as a conventional trio sonata or as a sonata for a solo instrument and obbligato keyboard (all parts included in this edition).

 

CMP 435

NOS GALAN - Anon for Pianoforte or Harpsichord

£3.50

Written c. 1795, this theme and 10 variations on a Welsh carol - better known in England as "Deck the Halls' - was copied by Jane Austen into her personal manuscript book. This is the first modern edition of a work whose composer has not yet been identified.

 

CMP 436

JANE AUSTEN's MUSIC

£9.50

A catalogue of the Chawton Collection of music copied and owned by the famous novelist. For more detail go to: Jane Austen's Music

See also CMP 436a

CMP 436a

JANE AUSTEN's MUSIC - INCIPITS

£6.00

Music Incipits to all the manuscript pieces from Jane Austen's Music collection.

 

CMP 437

THE BATTLE OF PRAGUE - Frantiscek Kotzwara (Fortepiano, Violin & a Bass)

£6.00

Edited by Ian Gammie. For Fortepiano with accompaniment of a Violin and a Bass (Cello or Gamba), but well suited to modern piano with violin and cello. A complete battle piece from 1788, with trumpet calls, cannon, cavalry charges, wounded soldiers, Turkish dance, God Save the King, etc, chamber music which is on the verge of becoming music theatre. From Jane Austen's collection. You will have to read Jane Austen's Music (CMP 436) to find out more about this naughty composer!

See also CMP 615Q, CMP 380 and CMP 436

 

CMP 438

12 COUNTRY DANCES and 6 COTILLIONS

£6.00

for 2 violins and a bass (cello, gamba, etc). Charles Dibdin wrote these 18 dances for the Shakespeare Jubilee celebrations of 1769. They all have titles referring to the plays or to Shakespearean characters; in addition, each dance has the original dancing instructions. The 2-part original is treble and bass, but an editorial third part is provided for larger ensemble use or as an ad lib keyboard part. Score and parts included.

CMP 438-R

12 COUNTRY DANCES and 6 COTILLIONS

£6.00

for 2 recorders and a bass. Music as above but with melody parts re-edited to fit recorders. Because of tranpositions, this edition is not interchangeable with the violin version. Score and parts included.

 

CMP 440

FIRST SOLOS for BASS VIOL - Alison Crum

£7.00

A reprint (with some additional new material) of the original OUP edition of Alison Crum's essential work for beginner's technique on the viol.

See also CMP 450 First Solos for Tenor Viol, CMP 460 First Solos for Treble Viol and CMP 432 Intermediate Solos

 

CMP 441

LILLIBURLERO MEDLEY (4 part viols or recorders)

£4.50

A sizzling selection of Playford dance tunes from the late 17th century, arranged into a foot-tapping medley by Roderick Skeaping.

 

CMP 442

VYOLLS and VOYCES : Book 1 - John Dowland (Songs of Mellancholie)

£6.00

Book 1: Songs of Mellancolie. Four Consort Songs by John Dowland set for mezzo soprano and viol consort (Tr. T. T. B.) with optional extra vocal part for a bass singer. "In Darkness let me dwell", "I saw my Lady weep", "Sorrow Stay,” “ Flow my Tears". From the Second Book of Ayres. Score and parts.

 

CMP 443

12 COUNTRY DANCES and 3 CAPRICCIOS - The Earl of Abingdon

£4.50

For 2 treble instruments and a bass. A highly entertaining set of Georgian dances (c.1787), typical of the domestic music from the era of Jane Austen. Originally intended for two flutes and a bass, they will fit most treble instruments. Keyboard ad lib. Score and parts

 

CMP 444

MUSIC IN FOUR PARTS - John Dowland (instrumental collection)

£7.75

Pavans, Galliards, Almains and Corantos for 4 viols. A collection of eleven pieces arranged as four-part consorts (Tr, T, T, B) with alternative alto and treble clefs for the middle parts. Includes: "Queen Elizabeth Galliard", "Dr Cases Pavan", "Lady Laitons Almain", "Tarletons Resurrection", "Mrs Whites Nothing" and more.

 

CMP 445

ACCOMPANYING RULES for the BASS VIOL - Roland Marais

£4.00

An English translation of a set of rules for bowing and fingering on the bass viol, with a further set of rules on how to improvise divisions on repeats of dance movements. Roland Marais was a son of Marin Marais, and these manuscript instructions were bound into a printed copy of his two books of viol pieces, probably c.1750. With music examples to clarify the techniques discussed.

 

CMP 446

LES NOUVEAUTES de CAIX : Book 1 - Louis de Caix d'Hervelois

£4.75

Suite for bass viol and continuo by Louis de Caix d'Hervelois transcribed and edited by Ian Gammie from the Pieces de Flute Traversiere. Part of the French Music for Viols Series. Score and parts with a keyboard continuo realisation.

 

CMP 448

SINFONIE for 5 VIOLS : Leonora Duarte

£8.75

Edited by David Pinto, with a biographical account by Rudolf Rasch. Consort music by a female composer of the 17th Century is something of a rarity. These works are in the English Consort tradition (one of the Sinfonie is a reworking of a Frescobaldi Recercar) dating from c 1640.

 

CMP 449

THE WAYTE's FIRST FAKEBOOK - arr Ian Gammie

£8.00

32 trios for viols, wind etc, arranged by Ian Gammie for Treble, Tenor and Bass instruments, the middle part fitting on treble or tenor viol (the score gives treble clef and the separate part is in alto clef. Continuo ad lib.

 

CMP 450

FIRST SOLOS for TENOR VIOL - Alison Crum

£7.00

A reprint (with some additional new material) of the original OUP edition of Alison Crum's essential work for beginner's technique on the viol. See also CMP 440, CMP 460 and CMP 432

 

CMP 451

DIVERTISSEMENTS Nos 1 and 2 - J. Haydn

£6.75

For Flute, Violin and Cello (gamba). Op. 100 (Hob IV, 6-7). The first critical modern edition of these fine trios, edited by Ian Gammie from the original Brunswick edition of c.1800. Also playable on 2 violins and Cello. Several of the movements are derived from earlier versions for baryton trio. Score and parts See also CMP 480 Haydn: The English Trios

CMP 452

DIVERTISSEMENTS Nos 3 and 4 - J. Haydn

£6.75

For Flute, Violin and Cello (gamba). Op. 100 (Hob IV, 8-9). The first critical modern edition of these fine trios, edited by Ian Gammie from the original Brunswick edition of c.1800. Also playable on 2 violins and Cello. Several of the movements are derived from earlier versions for baryton trio. Score and parts.

CMP 452

DIVERTISSEMENTS Nos 5 and 6 - J. Haydn

£6.75

For Flute, Violin and Cello (gamba). Op. 100 (Hob IV, 10 -11). The first critical modern edition of these fine trios, edited by Ian Gammie from the original Brunswick edition of c.1800. Also playable on 2 violins and Cello. Several of the movements are derived from earlier versions for baryton trio. Score and parts.

 

CMP 454

LAMENT on the Death of Frederick the Great edited by Peter Holman

£5.50

attributed to J. Haydn. For Soprano (or Tenor) voice, Baryton and Cello, edited with a reconstructed baryton part by Peter Holman. There is also an alternative part for Bass Viol; there is an ad lib keyboard continuo, but the music is complete with a single bass accompaniment. The work is a mini cantata in three sections. Score and parts, including alternatives.

 

CMP 456

HANDEL FOR SIX : arr Stuart Orford - 6 bass viols

£5.50

From the Horn Suite, the Andante and Allegro make a rich sounding consort for 6 bass viols, arranged by Stuart Orford.

 

CMP 457

SONATA No. 1 for two bass viols - Michel Corrette

£4.00

A sonata in four movements from the late French baroque (1773) for solo bass viol with a second bass as accompaniment; keyboard continuo can be extemporized ad lib from a figured bass, but the music is complete with two basses.

See also CMP 408 and CMP 471

 

CMP 458

MUSIC FOR VOICES & VIOLS IN SIX PARTS by John Ward. This is the basic edition which has 3 scores and a set of viol parts. Extra vocal scores should be ordered separately. All the viol parts have word underlay.

£16.50

CMP 458-A

- as above, but only 1 score and a set of viol parts

£9.50

CMP 458V

- extra Vocal Scores (each)

£4.75

Edited by Ian Payne. Two lengthy verse anthems for six voices and six viols (SSATBB or SSATTB). This is a Joyful, Happy Holy Day and Praise the Lord O my Soul; fine examples of the Jacobean composer's art. The score has full editorial notes and biographical details. Text is underlaid in the viol parts. The main edition has three scores and a set of viol parts, singers sharing two to a score. Extra vocal scores available separately, or else singers can share with a viol player.

 

CMP 459

SONATE L'INCONNUE by M. de la Barre, arranged for bass viol and continuo (or two bass viols)

£4.25

Arranged from a flute piece (1710), this makes an outstanding bass viol sonata in four movements, ending with an extensive Chaconne. The continuo part also has a soloistic role. Editorial continuo part available as an option to figured bass (please specify). Score and parts.

 

CMP 460

FIRST SOLOS for TREBLE VIOL - Alison Crum

£7.00

A reprint (with some additional new material) of the original OUP edition of Alison Crum's essential work for beginner's technique on the viol.

See also CMP 440, CMP 450 and CMP 432

 

CMP 461

SUITE from "She wou'd and She wou'd not" - Paisible

£7.75

James Paisible, 1702. Edited by Professor Peter Holman, this is the first in a new series of 4-part string music from English Restoration theatre productions. This suite has an Overture and seven dance movements, with additional parts in various clefs suitable for recorders as well as strings. Score and parts (including alternative alto and treble clefs for viola or tenor recorder respectively)

 

CMP 462

THE MAD LOVER - John Eccles

£7.75

Paisible, 1702. Edited by Dr Peter Holman, this is the second in a new series of 4-part music from English Restoration theatre productions. This suite has an Overture and eight dance movements, with additional parts in various clefs.

Score and parts (including alternative clefs as above CMP 461)

 

CMP 463

CONCERT DANS LE GOUT TEATRALE by F. Couperin

£10.95

From Les Gouts Réunis. Edited and fully reconstructed from the original short score by Professor Peter Holman, using 2 violins, 3 violas, bass violin, and assorted wind instruments (including oboes, bassoon and optional flutes). The eleven movements include an Ouverture and Grande Ritournelle as well as a suite of dances. Score and parts.

 

CMP 469A

DIALOGUES OF SORROW upon the Death of the late Prince Henry, for six voices and six viols.

£12.50

Three verse anthems in a continuous sequence by Robert Ramsey (1615), edited and reconstructed by Dr Ian Payne. In his lengthy introduction Dr Payne sets out the origins of this fine work and puts it into its historic context. In addition to the editorial commentary, the edition provides scores for the singers and separate parts for the viols, with word underlay.

 

CMP 469B

HEAR MY PRAYER, O LORD (5 voices & 5 viols) by Robert Ramsey (1615).

£8.00

Edited by Dr Ian Payne, this is an extensive verse anthem with four verse/chorus sections rather than the usual three, composed by the Cambridge based organist Robert Ramsey. In addition to the scholarly introduction, the edition supplies scores for the singers and separate parts for the viols, with word underlay.

 

CMP 470

OVERTURE to Alexander's Feast - 4 bass viols

£4.50

Another excellent arrangement by Stuart Orford to get the best effect for 4 bass viols, with thematic material for all parts.

 

CMP 471-A

SUITE in D major for 2 trebles & a bass - Marin Marais

£5.00

From Pièces en Trio (1692) for two treble instruments (viols, recorders, flutes, oboes, violins, etc.), and a bass. Keyboard continuo can be extemporized ad lib from a figured bass, but the music is complete with three instruments. Prelude and 10 dance movements. Score and parts. See also CMP 408

 

CMP 471-B

SUITE in D major for 3 Bass Viols - Marin Marais

£5.00

From Pièces en Trio (1692) arranged to be played on 3 bass viols. Prelude and 10 dance movements. Keyboard continuo can be extemporized ad lib from a figured bass, but the music is complete with three basses.

See also CMP 408

 

CMP 472

FIVE SHAKESPEARE SONGS - arr. for Voice and 3 viols

£4.25

Songs from the first productions of the plays, edited/arranged for medium voice and three viols (Tr., Ten., Bass or 2 Ten. and Bass). Hark hark the Lark, Full fathom Five, O Mistresse Mine, Willo Willo, Where the Bee Sucks.

See also CMP 161

 

CMP 473

PIECES DE RESISTANCE - ed. A. Crum

£5.00

Pièces de Résistance - 50 difficult excerpts from the bass viol repertoire selected by Alison Crum, with advice on technical aspects of bowing and fingering. Excerpts from Bach, Marais, Telemann, Abel, Couperin, Simpson, Schenk and others.

 

CMP 474

FOUR-PART SPANISH CONSORTS of the 16th and 17th Centuries

£8.00

These seven works by the Spanish masters Cabezon, Milan, de Soto, Bruna, Cabanilles, Xarava and Anon make excellent viol consorts, arranged from the four voices of the original organ tablatures. Basically for instruments SATB, the alto and tenor parts are provided in both treble and alto clefs to suit a variety of instruments.

 

CMP 476

THE FIREWATER MUSIC - by Mr Handel

£5.50

Nine famous settings from the Water Music and the Music for the Royal Fireworks arranged for a classic trio sonata ensemble - Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo. An excellent selection of memorable tunes expertly arranged by Ian Gammie

 

CMP 477

31 EASY DUOS FOR 2 VIOLS

£6.00

Duets arranged from 16th and 17th century sources so that they are playable on three different combinations of instruments: 2 Bass Viols, or Tenor and Bass Viol, or Treble and Bass Viol. Parts provided in treble, alto and bass clefs. For beginners and intermediate players.

 

CMP 480

HAYDN: THE ENGLISH TRIOS

£10.00

Three trios for 2 flutes (or violins) and a bass (cello or gamba) edited by Derek McCulloch & Edwina Smith. Though known for years from a single printed source as The London Trios, that source has now been shown to be rather less accurate than Haydn intended. This newly edited version is based on Haydn's own manuscript score, with editorial comparisons from all the other surviving sources. Score and set of parts.

 

CMP 481

MR LEONARD'S LESSONS

£5.00

20 solos for unaccompanied bass viol, in standard tuning, arranged by Ian Gammie. The tunes include Daphne, Monsieur's Almain, Carman's Whistle, Go from my Window, All in a Garden Green, etc, etc. The arrangements use a mixture of double stops and running divisions, in lyra style without having to resort to exotic tunings, based on Elizabethan and Jacobean models.

 

CMP 482

John Dowland: THIRD BOOK OF SONGS (1603)

£17.75 Score & parts

20 consort songs for viols and voices. Four-part songs in SATB format. The text of the songs is underlaid with the viol parts so that any combination of voices with viols can be achieved. The classic combination is for solo voice with three viols, but doubling of voices and viols is equally effective. Score and full set of partbooks.

 

CMP 483

CHORALE PRELUDES

Score & parts £6.50

9 chorale preludes arranged from organ music into 4-part viol consorts. Music by Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Kuhnau, Kindermann, J.M. Bach, Zachow and Walter. The range of the parts allows for various instrumental combinations - Tr,Tr,Ten,Bass, or Tr,Ten,Ten,Bass or Tr,Ten,Bass,Bass. Five of the pieces can even be played with Ten,Bass,Bass,Bass. The basic edition supplies all viol parts, but recorder parts in treble clef for alto and tenor parts are available if specifically ordered as extras. Recorder parts 75p each.

 

CMP 483-T

CHORALE PRELUDES for low instruments

Score & parts £6.50

The same 9 chorale preludes as above in CMP 483, but transposed to be playable on either 3 tenor viols and a bass, or 2 tenors and 2 basses. For those with a penchant for playing the bass above the frets, the music would fit on 4 bass viols. Music by Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Kuhnau, Kindermann, J.M. Bach, Zachow and Walter.

 

CMP 484

QUARTET in D by Carl Stamitz, for Viola da Gamba, Violin, Viola and Cello, edited by David J. Rhodes

Score & parts £8.25

A fine chamber work in 3 movements, written in the 1780s, possibly for Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia, a keen amateur gamba player, or alternatively for Franz Hammer the great German gamba virtuoso of the day. Dr David Rhodes provides a detailed introduction and editorial section to make this the first scholarly edition of a work which demonstrates a notable repertoire for the viol which lasted well into the final years of the 18th century.

 

CMP 485

12 SEVENTEENTH CENTURY SONGS for Medium Voice & 3 Viols

Score & parts £10.00

These are arranged as 'consort' songs from lute tablatures, part songs, figured bass etc. Four songs by Coprario - three of them from The Masque of Squires (1614), three by Nicholas Lanier (The Marigold, No more shall meads, Young and Simple), two by Henry Lawes (Man's Life is but vain, Have you e'er seen) and three by John Wilson (From the fair Lavinian shore, In a Maiden Time, Wherefore peep'st thou). They are set for medium voice, (up to F) and three will also suit an alto singer. These three songs are also supplied with parts in a higher key, vocal range up to G. There is a continuo score for keyboard, lute etc, which is optional - the music is complete without continuo; but sonority is richer with some pluckery etc.

 

CMP 486

TRIUM VOCUM by Anthony Holborne for 3 Viols or Recorders

Score & parts £4.75

These two Fantasias were published in The Cittharn Schoole (1597) in two formats, 3-part score and as an ensemble for cittern and bass viol. This edition offers the parts in three different ranges - high for two treble viols and a tenor, original for treble, tenor, bass, and low tessitura for three basses (or tenor and two basses). All parts included, with alto and treble clefs to suit viols or recorders.

 

CMP 487

BAROQUE VIOLIN TECHNIQUE by Judy Tarling

£7.00

Fifty five music examples for playing on the violin, drawn from baroque sources and chosen specifically to illustrate the many different techniques discussed in Baroque String Playing BSP 1 and WOR 1 (BSP1). For Judy Tarling's book on Baroque Dance see: CMP 496

 

CMP 488

GERMAN BAROQUE DANCES by K.F.Fischer (1795) for Three Instruments.

Score & parts £4.50

Playable on 2 treble instruments (Recorders / Flutes / Violins / Viols) and a Bass (Cello / Gamba / Bassoon). Eight dances (Bourrées, Gavottes, Minuets, Saraband and a Canaries) arranged for a trio sonata formation from Le Journal du Printemps (1695). Keyboard or other continuo can be improvised from the score, but is not essential as the music is complete with three instruments. The two treble parts do not go below D on the bottom of the treble stave, and thus fit on 2 flutes. A very nice collection of elegant TaffelMusik.

 

CMP 489

ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF SHEEBA. G.F.Handel. Arranged for Flute, Violin, and a Bass, with Keyboard ad lib from the score.

Score & parts £3.75

Handel's evergreen Entrada arranged for trio sonata instrumentation. Ideal for weddings and entertainments with reduce forces.

 

CMP 490

CHARLES COLMAN: THREE-PARTS SUITES, Book 1. for two treble instruments (viols/violins etc) and a Bass, with Keyboard ad lib

Score & parts £10.50

Edited by David Pinto. Four early baroque suites (mid 17th century) in G minor, G major, B flat and F major. A total of 26 pieces for two treble viols or violins with gamba or cello. Keyboard or lute continuo can be improvised ad lib from the score. Charles Colman was employed by James I, Charles I and Charles II both as singer and viol player. He composed a large quantity of instrumental works and songs.

 

CMP 492

MUSICK ffor seaverall ffreindlie Basses. Matthew Locke. Arranged for two Viols (either two basses or tenor & bass)

Score & parts £8.50

Duets for two bass viols (or for tenor and bass) arranged from Locke's collection of 'Musick ffor seaverall ffreinds'. There are four suites of dances and fantasies - G min/maj, B flat, D min/maj, E minor. The upper part is in alto clef and fits on a tenor viol as well as on a bass. A continuo can be realised from the score. The upper part is also shown in treble clef on the score if treble players wish to use the part.

 

CMP 493

MR LEONARD'S SECOND BOOKE

£5.75

29 solos for unaccompanied bass viol, in standard tuning, arranged by Ian Gammie. Many of the tunes are found in braodside ballads of the 16th and early 17th centuries. The arrangements use a mixture of double stops and running divisions, in lyra style but using standard bass viol tuning. The tunes include John come kiss me now, Parthenia, Sellenger's Round, Packington's Pound, Tom a Bedlam, etc, etc. See also CMP 481 (above).

 

CMP 494

Nine Country Dances & Three Minuets for the Year 1789 - The Earl of Abingdon

£5.00

These are jolly, well crafted character pieces for three instruments (2 violins/flutes, etc and a bass), with original dancing instructions. A continuo part can easily be improvised from the score. Separate parts for the instruments. Some of the music can be heard on the CD Haydn and the Earl of Abingdon, Naxos 8.570525. See the Corda project about Haydn.

 

CMP 495

OVERTURE from ROSINA by William Shield (1783)arranged for flute, violin and a bass (continuo keyboard ad lib from score)

£4.50

This arrangement from the published short score provides all the excitement of the original light opera overture for reduced forces of a trio. The 'Scottish' finale uses an early form of the tune Auld Lang Syne. Duration approx 5 minutes.

 

CMP 496

THE BAROQUE DANCE 1660 – 1725 Dance music from the 17th and 18th centuries for the Violin, selected & edited by Judy Tarling, with precise instructions on bow strokes, articulation, tempo, affects, phrasing and dance styles.

£7.50

Forty nine dance movements for violin & bass from many of the great composers of the period, with bowing and instruction based on treatises and methods already discussed in Judy Tarlings seminal book Baroque String Playing . . . . for ingenious learners. (Corda Music catalogue No. BSP1) For Judy Tarling's book on Baroque Violin Technique see: CMP 487


CMP 497

GRADUS ad PARNASSUM , Volume 1 – A graded anthology of movements from baroque violin sonatas compiled by Walter Reiter

£7.50

24 movements from violin sonatas by Telemann, Corelli, Albinoni, Baltzar, Veracini, Somis, Vivaldi, Tartini and Leclair. While romantic and modern repertoires have many famous sets of études for building technical prowess, the baroque era tended to use existing music examples. This collection provides players with just such a set of sonata “studies” as Tartini or his contemporaries might have devised for their pupils, developing robust technique and fluent sight-reading.


CMM 92/1 

THE FIVE PART CONSORT MUSIC : Book 1 ( Nos. 1-17) - Coprario

£17.00

Coprario's consort music for five viols, edited by Dr Richard Charteris, using various combinations of trebles, tenors and basses. The third volume to complete the set is available from Fretwork Editions. See also CMM 92/2


CMM 92/2

THE FIVE PART CONSORT MUSIC : Book 2 ( Nos. 18-35) - Coprario

£17.00

Coprario's consort music for five viols, edited by Dr Richard Charteris, using various combinations of trebles, tenors and basses. The third volume to complete the set is available from Fretwork Editions. See also CMM 92/1

 

GP 1

TEN SONATAS for 2 BASS INSTRUMENTS - Mr Carolo

[single sonatas]

Full set £19.00

£3.00 each

10 Sonatas for two bass instruments (viols, cellos, bassoons) with basso continuo, from a figured bass (keyboard / theorbo, etc.) Edited by Maurice Rogers. First published by Roger in Amsterdam 1710. The edition has parts for two solo instruments in bass clef plus a figured bass for keyboard, lute etc. No score. Single sonatas from this edition are also available at £3.00 each.

 

GP 2

FIRST BOOK of AIRS - John Dowland

£19.50

21 four-part songs written in 1597, edited by Ian Gammie. Soprano score with part-books for the three instrumental parts, tenor part in treble and alto clefs. Words underlaid in all the instrumental parts, in the calligraphy of Joy Dodson, so that multiple different modes of performance are possible, depending on the number of singer(s) and players available.

 

GP 3a

THE LITTLE CONSORT : Books 1-5 - Matthew Locke

£9.50

Edited by Ian Gammie and scored for 2 trebles and a bass: either viols or recorders. Complete set of parts in Joy Dodson's calligraphy (no score), all the suites are in 4 movements: Pavan-Air-Courant-Sarabande

 

GP 3b

THE LITTLE CONSORT : Books 6-10 - Matthew Locke

£9.50

Edited by I Gammie. Thes five suites are scored for treble, tenor and a bass: either viols or string trio. Complete set of parts (no score), all the suites are in 4 movements: Pavan-Air-Courant-Sarabande

 

GP 4

SELECTED AIRS for Treble and Bass - John Jenkins

£8.00

Edited by Andrew Ashbee. The airs are in score, with two copies supplied so that each player has their own part. Continuo can be improvised ad lib from a score.

 

GP 5

THREE SUITES of AIRS for 2 Trebles and a Bass - John Jenkins

£10.75

Edited by Andrew Ashbee. Suitable for viols, violins or recorders. Three part books and a score with written continuo part for keyboard.

 

GP 6

TEN CONSORT SONGS - William Byrd

£20.00

Edited by Ian Gammie. Drawn from Psalmes, Sonets and Songs (1588) for soprano voice and four viols (treble or alto, 2 tenors and bass). 5 part books and a keyboard score. Words are underlaid in all parts so that various performance modes are possible. The music is suitable for doubling voices and viols, ad lib.

 

GP 7

GP7-V

TWO MADRIGAL FANTASIES - Thomas Lupo

Extra vocal scores

£8.00

£3.00

Two Madrigal Fantasies (Ardo, si and Ardi et gela), edited by David Pinto. Score and parts. SSATB Two vocal items, with Italian text by Guarini and Tasso which should be performed as a pair, either vocally, instrumentally or as consort songs of mixed voices and instruments. The basic edition provides a single vocal score with separate parts for instruments and editorial continuo for keyboard. Extra vocal scores available separately at £3.00 each.

 

KM 1

DUOS for TWO BASS VIOLS - Matthew Locke

£4.00

Edited by Ian Gammie. The original Duos in score (mixed alto and bass clefs), two copies provided for ease of performance, with no page turns during the course of any one piece. Calligraphy by Joy Dodson.

 

KM 2

SIX SONATAS - Benjamin Hely. Edited by Ian Graham-Jones. Complete set :

£8.75

Edited by Ian Graham-Jones. Scored for two bass viols and figured bass (for lute, keyboard, 3rd bass viol, etc) or for three bass viols alone. The Viol 1 part fits on a tenor viol. Calligrapghy by Joy Dodson. Hely was a contemporary of Henry Purcell and wrote a method for the viol (The Compleat Violist) at the end of the 17th century. Pairs of sonatas also sold separately (see below)

See: KM 2a - Sonatas 1 and 2, KM 2b - Sonatas 3 and 6, and KM 2c - Sonatas 4 and 5

KM 2a

SONATAS : Numbers 1 and 2 - Benjamin Hely

£3.00

Edited by Ian Graham-Jones. Scored for two bass viols and figured bass (for lute, keyboard, 3rd bass viol, etc) or for three bass viols alone. The Viol 1 part fits on a tenor viol. See also KM2 - All six sonatas

KM 2b

SONATAS : Numbers 3 and 6 - Benjamin Hely

£3.00

Edited by Ian Graham-Jones. Scored for two bass viols and figured bass (for lute, keyboard, 3rd bass viol, etc) or for three bass viols alone. The Viol 1 part fits on a tenor viol. See also KM2 - All six sonatas

KM 2c

SONATAS : Numbers 4 and 5 - Benjamin Hely

£3.75

Edited by Ian Graham-Jones. Scored for two bass viols and figured bass (for lute, keyboard, 3rd bass viol, etc) or for three bass viols alone. The Viol 1 part fits on a tenor viol. See also KM2 - All six sonatas

 

KM 5

TWO SOLO SUITES - Benjamin Hely

£1.50

Edited by Ian Graham-Jones, for a bass viol unaccompanied, from Hely's method for the viol "The Compleat Violist"

 

KM 6

FANTASIA SUITE No 1 in G minor - John Jenkins (edited by Dr. Andrew Ashbee)

£3.50

Violin, 2 bass viols and organ. Together with KM 7 (see below) these are two very fine suites in the form of an extended fantasia and two following dance movements. All three parts have elaborate divisions, showing why the composer was such a consummate master of the idiom. Calligraphy by Andrew Ashbee.

 

KM 7

FANTASIA SUITE No 7 in D minor - John Jenkins (edited by Dr Andrew Ashbee)

£3.50

For Violin, 2 Bass Viols and Organ. With elaborate divisions, as in KM6 (above). Calligraphy by Andrew Ashbee.


KM 8

"JANUARY" from "The Months and Seasons" - Christopher Simpson

£3.25

Edited by Ian Gammie. For Violin, 2 Bass Viols and a basso continuo from figured bass (keyboard, lute etc). Calligraphy by Joy Dodson.


KM 9

AN APOLOGY FOR SCALES – by John Catch

£2.50


Essential scale patterns taken across all the strings, with variations in bowing as well as fingerings.





KM 17B

Kreutzer: 2 Bowing Studies, arranged either for Treble, Tenor or Bass Viol

£1.00 each


Two classical studies with lots of different bowing patterns. Please specify the instrument and clef you want to order, the three different versions come in treble, alto and bass clefs.





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