ALC 0047  Viola da gamba - Le Jeu d'Harmonie

ALC 0047 Viola da gamba - Le Jeu d'Harmonie

Category: Music with Original Instruments

Composers: Theodore Steffkins, Monsieur Du Buisson, William Young, Nicolas Hotman

Artists: Roberto Gini

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Cat. number: ALC 0047

Release: May 2021

The music included in this recording belongs to the second half of the 17th century, a period in which the viola da gamba became the protagonist of a heated querelle. The different factions argued in treatises, letters and prefaces about the true nature of the instrument: if the ancien Port de main or the nouveau Port de main. The subject of the dispute was therefore the manner of playing the viola (Port de main) and consequently the style of viola da gamba literature as a whole. 

Preview Tracks

1. Monsieur Du Buisson: Prelude in D Minor

2. Theodore Steffkins: Allemande in D Minor

3. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in D Minor

4. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in D Minor

5. William Young: Prelude in A Minor

6. William Young: Courante in A Minor

7. William Young: Ayr in A Minor

8. Monsieur Du Buisson: Prelude in D Minor

9. Monsieur Du Buisson: Allemande in D Minor

10. Monsieur Du Buisson: Courante in D Minor

11. Monsieur Du Buisson: Sarabande grave in D Minor

12. Monsieur Du Buisson: Gigue in D Minor

13. Monsieur Du Buisson: Fantaisie in D Minor

14. Monsieur Du Buisson: Ballet in D Minor

15. Theodore Steffkins: Allemande in C Major

16. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in C Major

17. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in C Major

18. Monsieur Du Buisson: Prelude in D Minor

19. Nicolas Hotman: Allemande in F Major

20. Nicolas Hotman: Courante in F Major

21. Nicolas Hotman: Sarabande in F Major

22. Nicolas Hotman: Gigue in F Major

23. Nicolas Hotman: Ayr in D Minor

24. Nicolas Hotman: Ballet in D Minor

25. Monsieur Du Buisson: Prelude in G Minor

26. Theodore Steffkins: Allemande in G Minor

27. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in G Minor

28. Theodore Steffkins: Courante in G Minor

29. Theodore Steffkins: Sarabande in G Minor

30. Theodore Steffkins: Gigue in G Minor

31. William Young: Prelude in D Minor

32. William Young: Allemande in D Minor

33. William Young: Allemande in D Minor

34. William Young: Courante & Variation in D Minor

35. William Young: Sarabande in D Minor

36. Nicolas Hotman: Ballet in D Minor