The Division Viol, or, The Art of Playing Ex tempore upon a Ground

The Division Viol, or, The Art of Playing Ex tempore upon a Ground
Author: Christopher Simpson
Language English
Pages: 90
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
Published: September 24th 1665 by William Godbid

A method book on improvisation upon grounds including a description of the viol and a short instruction on playing it, written by the English composer Christopher Simpson.

Originally published in 1659, with a second edition following in 1665. The second edition is written in English and Latin and divided in three parts: Part I : Of the Viol it self [sic!], with Instructions to Play upon it Part II: Use of the Concords, or a Compendium of Descant Part II: The Method of ordering Divisions to a Ground The first is written in English and consists of two parts only.