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'Five Dances for Four Viols'

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Composer First Name
Composer Last Name
Birth
Death
Number of Parts
Scoring - Viols
Other Instruments
Difficulty
Duration
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Year
'Five Dances for Four Viols'
Barbara
Logen
4
tr, tn, tn, b
10
PRB Productions CC075
Five movements Pavan Tango Waltz Jigg and Polka each named for one of the members of the composers viol consort. UI A
2010
'L'
Heather Ruth
Spence
3
tr, t, b
1
VdGSA, New Music for Viols series
Part of '50 Seconds for the 50th Conclave' for which VdGSA members were invited to compose a 50-second piece in honor of the 50th Conclave.
2012
(5 x 5)5
Sarah
Mead
5
tr, tr, t, t, b
1
VdGSA, New Music for Viols series
Part of '50 Seconds for the 50th Conclave' for which VdGSA members were invited to compose a 50-second piece in honor of the 50th Conclave.
2012
0.142857
Andrew
Wilson-Dickson
1946
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
5
Style is “advanced tonal”. “Title is 1/7, expressed as a decimal, an infinitely repeating and symmetrical series of numbers which generate rhythmic patterns and pitches”
1972
2 Fantasias for 3 Viols
Martha
Bishop
1937
3
tr, tr, b or tr, t, b
fairly difficult
2.5
PRB Productions
Inspired by Purcell fantasias.
1987
3 Hymn Preludes
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
5
tr, tr/t, t, t/b, b
fairly difficult
6.5
Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus, The Little King Sleeps, I Sing a Song of the Saints of God. “Can be used in church”. Finalist, Traynor Competition 1991.
3 Pieces for Consort of Viols & Harpsichord
Tison
Street
1943
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
harpsichord (2-manual)
difficult
10
Style is “serial, yet mystically romantic”. 1. Praeludium (tr and hps.) 2. In Nomine; 3. Commentary on the Decision.
1977
4 Fantasias for viol consort, Op. 8
Olga
Nazaykinskaya
1962
4
tr, tr, tn, tn, B
35
Fantasias 1-3 are for 5 parts tr tr t t b Fantasia n 4 is for 4 parts tr tr t b
2014
5 Fantasias for 5 Viols
David
Loeb
1939
5
tr, tr ,t ,b ,b
moderate
11
Written for class use at the Tacoma, WA Conclave, 2004.
2004
5 Variants on “Wondrous Love”
Eric
Haas
1956
5
tr, tr, t, b, b7
fairly difficult
6
VdGSA, 1991
Hommage à Ralph Vaughan Williams. Based on folk hymn. Variations worked out after Vaughan Williams’ “Dives & Lazar”. Also version with two 6-string basses.
1991
50 Sec. Fourplay
Charles
Nagel
4
tr, t, t, b
1
VdGSA, New Music for Viols series
Part of '50 Seconds for the 50th Conclave' for which VdGSA members were invited to compose a 50-second piece in honor of the 50th Conclave.
2012
52nds
Stephen
Barbour
4
tr, t, t, b
1
VdGSA, New Music for Viols series
Part of '50 Seconds for the 50th Conclave' in which VdGSA members were invited to compose a 50-second piece in honor of the 50th Conclave.
2012
8' 30'' für Viola da gamba und Tonband
Werner
Jacob
1938
2006
1
b
electronic tape
B&H
Calls for “viola bastarda”.
1970
A Bird Without Color and Name
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
soprano
difficult
9
Chamber cantata.
1968
A Christmas Carol
Martha
Bishop
1937
1
b
3 female voices, tr/vn, t/va
fairly difficult
4.5
Bass viol part can be played on cello.
1988
A Flower on the Farther Side
Frances
White
4
tr, t, b, b
electronic sound
very difficult
17
Rosewhite Music
2010
A Jacobean Suite
Robin
De Smet
4
tr, a, t, b
Cornelius Edition
A Land of Remote Valleys
David
Loeb
1939
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
difficult
8
“Title reflects two trips taken in Japan to remote mountain areas.” Fantasia.
1995
A Memory of David Munrow
Peter
Dickenson
1934
1
b
2 ctens, 2 recs, hps
1978
A Musical Smorgasboard
Martha
Bishop
1937
4
tr, tr, t, b
17.44
Ensalada 2.16, Candied Yams 4.12, Roast Leg of Lamb 2.31, Sushi with Chopsticks 2.36, Chocolate 4.33, Cabernet Sauvignon 2.16. Parts may be published by PRB. Movements have ethnic flavors.
2008
A Musical Triptych
Peter
Aldins
1953
1
b
ten voice, Bar fl
One song is based on Irish penny whistle tune. One is twelve-tone.
A Nameless Pod
Alessandro
Solbiati
1956
4
tr, tr, t, b
difficult
5
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milan, 1995
Title from Dickinson poem. Opens with Purcell sequence.
1995
A Pantheon on the Aegean Sea
Heihachi
Nagata
1958
5
tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
10
Submitted to 1986 Traynor Competition, Japan.
1986
A Piece of Oriental
Tsutomu
Mizuno
1949
4
tr, t, t, b
moderate
1
Modal fantasy.
1988
A Pleasant Suite
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
2
t, b / t, t
moderate
PRB Productions, 1994
Useful for elementary tenor players.
1993
A Prelude to Jack’s Tune
Art
Clay
1959
1
b7
fairly difficult
2
Written for Agit Prop (N.Y.- based punk group).
1989
A Reliquary for William Blake
Will
Ayton
1948
3
voice
moderate
2004
A Renaissance Garland
Seymour
Shifrin
1926
1979
1
b
sop, ten , rec, lute/perc
1975
A Rose-bud By My Early Walk
Richard
Einhorn
1952
4
tr, t, b, b
tenor voice
moderate
Arrangement of a song by Robert Burns
2013
A Shifting World of Darkness
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
5.5
1996
A Sieur de Sainte Colombe
Maurizio
Marcelli
1933
1
b
basso continuo ad libitum
difficult
2
French Baroque style prelude.
1992
A Sinking Love
Tan
Dun
1957
4
tr, t, t, b
cten
difficult
5
Schirmer, New York
Based on first 6 notes of Purcell fantazia no. 8. Viols play only harmonics. “Cultural counterpoint” of “positive blending of the West and East” Commissioned by South Bank Centre.
1995
A Touch of Plain Bob
Andrew
Wilson-Dickson
1946
1
b
chamber org
fairly difficult
4
Style is “change-ringing patterns on syncronized jazz-like ostinato; minimalist tendencies.” Form is “static”.
1975
A Twelvemonth and a Day
Paul
Richards
4
tr, tr, t, b
very difficult
Paul Richard’s A Twelvemonth and a Day was composed for Parthenia, both as a concert piece and as the prelude to the third act of his new opera, The Loathly Lady (written to Wendy Steiner’s libretto.) The opening excitement of rhythmic vitality gives way
2008
A-hém
Sakuzo
Sendo
1945
2
b, b
difficult
13.5
In 3 sections. “Very still.” Musical rhythm borrowed from Haiku.
1982
Abide with Me
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
3
tr, t, b
moderate
1
1987
Acts 10:34–5
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
2
t, b
spoken voice
fairly difficult
2
1983
Ad te Suspiramus
Thomas
Clark
1949
5
tr, tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
Written for 1994 Traynor Competition. Variations on Salve Regina.
1994
Adagio
Sterling
Jones
1929
4
b, b, b, b
fairly difficult
3
Oak Hill Music, 1993
Version exists for 6 basses. Low C required.
1992
Adagio
Sterling
Jones
1929
6
b, b, b, b, b, b
Original title “Adagio for Six Cellos (or bass viols with lowest strings tuned C for parts 1-5”.
Adagio
Martha
Bishop
1937
2
b, b
fairly difficult
2
1988
Afterwords
Andrew
Keeling
1955
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
1999
Agitato
Philip
Spray
3
t, t, b
fairly difficult
3
Submitted to 1986 Traynor Competition, Japan.
1986
Airs and Dances for Renaissance Instruments
William
Goldberg
1917
1
b
recs, corn, sack, rebec, harp, lute, psalt, perc
difficult
15
Viol used in only two movements: second (pavane) with one alto and two tenor recorders; third (air) with alto recorder and lute. Piece revised in 1995.
1974
Akikaze Fantasia
David
Loeb
1939
1982
Al Alva Venzd
Ivan
Moody
1964
3
tr, t, b
sop, cten
fairly difficult
6
Vanderbeek & Imrie Ltd., 1992
Written for Concerto Atlantico.
1992
Alba consort song after Samuel Beckett
Jeff
Abell
1953
4
tr, t, t, b
cten or ten voice
fairly difficult
4
Written for Barbara Broderick and Kishwaukee Konsort of Viols.
1980
Alcestis
Albert
Pertha
1912
1980
2
pard, b
va d’am, cb, hps
12
All’Antica
Ferenc
Farkas
1905
2000
1
b
hps/piano
fairly difficult
8
Editio Musica - Budapest
1: Pastorale; 2: Aria con Variazioni; 3: Giga.
1962
Alternativements
David
Loeb
1939
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
difficult
6
VdGSA, 1992
Title derived from suites having pairs of dances in which 2nd is called “alternative”.
1988
Amichai Songs
Shulamit
Ran
1949
1
b
mezzo, ob and Eng hn, hps
difficult
16
TP,1985
1985
Amoretti
David
Loeb
1939
1
t
fairly difficult
6
1982
An Ahistorical Suite
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b7
Anachronisms
Jay
Elfenbein
1955
1
b7
difficult
15
Theme and variations. Optional amplification in some sections. Commissioned by SEM Emsemble .
1995
Andante
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
2
b, b
fairly difficult
2
Written for Lesley Retzer.
1987
Archie’s Tune
Rachel
Archibald
1911
1
b
fairly difficult
1.25
Notated in tablature. 17th century lyra viol style.
1980
As She Sings
John Anthony
Lennon
4
tr, tr, t, b
Published by Ripmeister Publications
Dedication For the Yukimi Kambe Viol Consort. Originally published by Michael Lorimer Editions in 2001 for classical guitar as part of "The Fortunels".
2009
Asagiri Sankei (Three Views of the Morning Mist)
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
theorbo
8
2002
Asian In Nomines
David
Loeb
1939
7
tr, tr, tr, t, t, b, b, b
fairly difficult
PRB Productions
Some parts do not play every nomine, therefore allowing 7 players for 8 parts. Combination of melodies from Asian scales with traditional In Nomine. Combinations of 4–7 viols.
2004
Asian Madrigals, Book 1
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b
difficult
15
Fantasia 'Indonesian’ and Fantasia 'Indian’ in Four Fantasias for the Japanese Consort, PRB 2003
Fantasias in “neo-Asian modern” syle. Each piece draws on traditions of individual Asian countries (scales, rhythmic patterns, etc.), combined with Western techniques (especially imitative counterpoint).
1993
Asian Madrigals, Book 2: “Gateways”
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b
difficult
11
Asian-influenced modern fantasias.
1994
Asian Madrigals, Book 3
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b7
difficult
14
1995
Aspects of a Singularity
B. Allen
Schulz
4
tTnBB
moderate
9
2013
Atrytone
David
Fetherolf
2
tr, b
very difficult
15
2013
Attenuated Dream
Robert
Fruehwald
1957
5
b, b, b, b, b
fairly difficult
3.5
1989
Aubade (song of morning scene)
Takayoshi
Aoki
1951
2
b, b
2 alto rec
difficult
8
In last movement recorders use both A=440 and A=415. Atonal, no barlines, semi-free rhythm.
1983
Ave Maria—Fantasia for voice and 2 viols
Will
Ayton
1948
2
t, b
high voice
moderate
2
1995
Avec Madeleine, bien sage
Jay
Elfenbein
1955
2
b, b7
2000
Ayre
Mary Jeanne
van Appledorn
1927
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
5
1989
Ayres
David
Loeb
1939
2
3 movements of each combination: tr-tr; tr-t; tr-b; t-t; t-b; b-b
fairly difficult
32
Players may choose any 3 movts without changing instruments.
1989
Bachiana Mineira
Calimerio
Soares
1944
1
b
difficult
6
Federal University of Uberlandia Press, 1988
Suite with comtemporary musical language in a baroque context.
1983
Badinerie
Irwin
Heilner
1908
1991
1
b
lute, corn
Bagatelle
Gerald
Mueller
1938
4
tr, tr, t, b
2008
Balinese Madrigal
David
Loeb
1939
4
fairly difficult
Written for the Seelys (winner of 2006 Conclave auction).
2006
Ballet L'Inconstante
Jonathan
Dawe
1965
1
b
baroque flute, theorbo
very difficult
Premier performers: Emi Ferguson, baroque flute; Laurence Pangaro, bass viol; William Anderson, theorbo.
2010
Baroque Relays
Etienne
Rolin
1952
4
b7, b7, b7
Finalist in 2000 Traynor competetion.
2000
Bdelio
Gerson
Grünblatt
1950
2
b, b
difficult
5
Jorge & Jofer Luthiers, 1985
1985
Being Human
Randy
Sandke
4
trumpet, piano, bass, drums
4
Dinchmusic (BMI)
2002
Berceuse
Waddy
Thompson
1953
1
t
alto rec
2
Viola can be used instead of tenor viol.
1973
Bestiary—A Music Theater Piece for Renaissance Ensemble
Peter
Schickele
1935
2
tr, b
vielle, rec, crum, shawms, corn, sack, gems, hurdy-gurdy, perc
difficult
28
Elkan-Vogel, Inc., 1982
Suite. Narration and singing by instrumentalists; performed from memory; for 4 or more players.
1982
Bhakti (1), Unburdening
Jonathan
Pieslak
4
tr, t, b, b
recorded chanting
very difficult
9
2013
Birds on Fire
Orlando
Gough
1953
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
25
A musical evocation of Aaron Appelbaum's novel Badenheim 1939 invoking several klezmer tunes.
2000
Blue Ridge Echoes
Martha
Bishop
1937
5
tr, tr, tn. tn, b
15
PRB Productions CC074
Movements are 5 Fantasias in a modern but traditional fantasia style.
2011
Bonnô-No-Uta
Sakuzo
Sendo
1945
1
b
3 gt, marimba
difficult
8.5
“Dissonance, which symbolizes Bonno, repeated 108 times.”
1981
Boshu (Thoughts of a Winter’s Night)
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
shinobue-shuro (Japanese flute)
difficult
10
“Neo-Asian modern” style.
1984
Bouquet
Rachel
Archibald
1911
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
1
Written for viol class. 2006 version slightly lengthened.
2006
Bradentune Two
Theron
McClure
4
Browning
Martha
Bishop
1937
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
4.5
PRB Productions, 1992
Variations. Commisioned by 1992 Charney Manor Workshop in consort playing, Oxfordshire, England.
1991
Browning
Roger
Teichmann
1963
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
5
1986
Browning a4
Jay
Elfenbein
1955
4
tr, t, b, b7
6
PRB Productions C046
2003
Brèves d’Été
Claire
Renard
1954
1
b
lute/theorbo, harp
48.5
Accompanied by art work and lighting (A.Mecarelli). Suite; first movement has 7 sections.
1994
Buzz
Barry
Guy
1945
5
tr, tr, t, t, b
difficult
5
Novello, 1995
Written to observe Purcell year. “Reflection” of Fantasia upon One Note. Title from sound of pizz.
1995
By the Rivers of Babylon—Psalm 137
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
3
tr, t, b
spoken voice
fairly difficult
3
Written for VdGSA Conclave.
1992
Ca' the Yowes
Richard
Einhorn
1952
4
tr, t, b, b
tenor voice
Original setting of a traditional tune
2012
Cadman Requiem
Gavin
Bryars
1943
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, gt. b
vocal ensemble: alto, 2 ten, bar
fairly difficult
9
Viols alone in opening. Original version used modern strings.
1997
Cages and Dreams
David
Loeb
1939
1
tr
2 recorders, soprano
difficult
9
Cantata with one movement recitative for voice and viol. Written for group named above.
1965
Can She Excuse
Randy
Sandke
4
trumpet, piano, bass, drums
3
Dinchmusic (BMI)
2002
Canon
Marc
Tallet
1951
3
tr, tr, t
Finalist in Traynor Competition, 1984, Tokyo.
Canon in D—Once around the park
Jules
Siegel
1942
2008
4
tr, tr, tr, b
fairly difficult
3.5
VdGSA 2005
Canon on ground. Finalist in Traynor Competition, Japan.
1985
Cantata Giapponesa
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b
voice
difficult
8.5
1995
Cantata senza voce
David
Loeb
1939
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
12
Cantata with recitative, aria, chorale and fantasia-type movements. Unifying melody derived from 15th c. French folk tune.
1987
Cantata: To Nerthus
Geoffery
Poole
1949
1
b
bar, ob, fl, vn, hps
difficult
20
BMIC
Addition of dancer and staging is optional.
1977
Canzona
Wolfgang
Bottenberg
1930
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
Winner of First Prize in 2000 Traynor competetion.
2000
Capricci ed elegie
Ernst
Pfiffner
1922
2
b, b
hps
difficult
13
SUISA
1972
Capriccio
Hans-Martin
Linde
1930
3
tr, tr/t, b
3 rec (or fl), hand drum
fairly difficult
6
Schott 5389
Drum required in first and last movements.
1963
Capriccio for lute, viola da gamba, cornetto
Irwin
Heilner
1908
1991
1
b
lute, corn
Caprice
Rudolph
Dolmetsch
1906
1942
1
b7
difficult
2
PRB Productions, 1993
French Baroque style. Dedicated to his student and future wife, Millicent Wheaton. Facsimile and printed version provided by publisher.
1929
Caprice for Four Viols
Rachel
Archibald
1911
4
tr, t, b, b
Caprice for Viols
Rachel
Archibald
1911
3
tr/t, b, b
fairly difficult
4
1988
Caprices
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
difficult
8
Suite written for August Wenzinger.
1984
Carillon Fantasy
David
Loeb
1939
12
tr, tr, tr, tr, t, t, t, t, b, b, b, b,
Cat Trot
Tsutomu
Mizuno
1949
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
3
Humorous. Middle movement of Sonatine.
1985
Catlines Fantasie
Martha
Bishop
1937
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
2013
Catlz (Cat Waltz)
Tsutomu
Mizuno
1949
4
tr, t/tr, t, b
fairly difficult
2
Fantasia in “modulated tonal” style, “short and cute”.
1986
Cavatina for treble viol and harpsichord
Edward T.
Cone
1917
2004
1
tr
harpsichord
difficult
Written for Ruth Leach.
Cervejante
Gerson
Grünblatt
1950
1
b
sop
difficult
7
DDC of U. de Sao Paolo, 1985
Version for vn and elec gt.
1984
Chacona
John D.
McDonald
1954
2
b7, b7
difficult
5.5
Third Floor Press
1990
Chaconne
David
Powell
1952
1
b
difficult
3.5
1982
Chaconne
Christine
Hodgkinson
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
4.5
PRB Productions, 1991, CM004
1991
Chaconne
Rachel
Archibald
1911
4
tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
3.5
1988
Chaconne à 4 Mains
André Laurent
O'Neil
4
tr, t, t, b
Charney Quadrille
Tricia
Warhurst
1950
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
fairly difficult
PRB Productions
1980
Chelys, sp. coymbia
Patrice
Connelly
4
tr, tr, t, b
1
VdGSA, New Music for Viols series
Part of '50 Seconds for the 50th Conclave' in which VdGSA members were invited to compose a 50-second piece on honor of the 50th Conclave.
2012
Chikurin no yoru (The Bamboo Forest at night)
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
theorbo
moderate
Written as a wedding present for Maki Noguchi (member of the YKVC).
2001
Chinvat Bridge
Andrew
Keeling
1955
5
tr, t, t, b, b
6
Memorial piece for Richard Campbell. Very straightforward.
2010
Chorale Labyrinth
Nicholas
Patterson
1961
4
tr, tr, t, b
moderate
2006
Ciaconna
Mauro
Carpiceci
1950
1
b
alto rec, hps
fairly difficult
5
1994
Cinquains
Thomas Edward
Benjamin
1940
1
b
sop, vln, hps
fairly difficult
4.5
Commsissioned by Houston Harpsichord Society with Houston Cultural Arts Council for Musica Viva
1978
Cinque Capricci after Girolamo Frescobaldi (La Frescobalda)
Bernd Alois
Zimmerman
1918
1970
3
SAT rec, ob d’am, lute, 3 trp, 3 trb
Bär BA 3367 (hire only)
Claros y Frescos Rios
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
voice
fairly difficult
4.5
Inspired by this text in its Renaissance setting. Written for Lawrence Lipnik.
1992
Coeur d’Hiver
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
harpsichord, orchestra
difficult
18
Movements have obscure titles from European cultures and places. Diverse forms including: passacaglia, dances, recitative, fugal movement, and unmeasured prelude.
1987
Concerning Stillness
Yvette
Audain
1
b
4
Sounz
Published by the Centre for New Zealand Music sounz.org.nz
Concertatio avium, plaisanterie virtuose
Harold
King
1
b
fl, vn, hps
5.5
DON
Dedicated to Quatuor Instr. de Paris.
1965
Concertino
Sophie
Eckhardt-Gramatti
1899
1974
1
b
hps
17
Music is in Canadian Music Centre library.
1971
Concertino Grosso
Claude Adonai
Champagne
1891
1965
1
b
fl/vn, hps/pf, vc (instead of viol)
14
CMC
Revised 1963.
1958
Concertino for Ancient Instruments (on a Theme of Martin Peerson)
Elizabeth
Poston
1905
1987
1
b
rec, ob d’am, hps
1950
Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra
Rudolph
Dolmetsch
1906
1942
1
b7
fl, ob, cl, Eng. hn, bsn, hn, hp, strings
difficult
12
PRB Productions, 1996
“Impressionistic”, “Delian” (but “thirties”) Orchestration realized by Layton Ring, 1992. Written for composer’s wife, Millicent.
1941
Concerto No. 1
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
chamber orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboe, bassoon, strings)
difficult
9.5
1980
Concerto for Viola da Gamba and Orchestra
Balthasar
Bettingen
1889
1
Orchestra
Manuscript housed at the Library of Congress Music Division. 18 leaves the 18th blank . 37 1 2 x 27 cm.
1931
Concerto for Violas da Gamba Small Orchestra
Stephen
Dodgson
1924
0
flute, 2 oboes, clarinet in A, bassoon, 2 horns in F, 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass
Written for Dennis Nesbit.
Concerto for two bass viols, strings and organ, Op. 4
Olga
Nazaykinskaya
1962
2
b7, b7
strings, organ
22
PDF file of score and parts is available. Recording of the first performance is on youtube: 1. Mvt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1clZBkGS2eQ 2. Mvt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBnqkl0KSC8 3. Mvt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rexksAAtE
2011
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 1
David
Loeb
1939
7
(up to) 3 tr, 2 tn, 2 b
fairly difficult
17
1965
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 2
David
Loeb
1939
2
tr, t, b in various combinations
fairly difficult
65
Includes various forms: canzona, chaconne, 4-movement suite, and fantasias.
1968
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 4
David
Loeb
1939
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
difficult
20
Written for NYCV.
1977
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 6
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
11
1980
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 7
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
14
1983
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 8
David
Loeb
1939
8
various combinations
fairly difficult
17
VdGSJ (Akikaze Fantasia, à 6)
“Neo-Asian modern” style written for YKVC. This is the first consort piece to use Japanese traditions. Requires from 3 to 8 viols.
1983
Consort Fantasias, Vol. 9
David
Loeb
1939
3
various combinations
fairly difficult
19
1987
Consort Music
Andrew
Wilson-Dickson
1946
4
tr, tr, t, b
fairly difficult
5
“Post-Webern”/“serial”.
1973
Consort Music (Opus 75)
Arnold
Rosner
1945
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
13
Dedicated to Ronald Cross.
1980
Consort Songs
Sarah
Michael
1953
4
tr, tr, t, b
bar
fairly difficult
20
“West coast semi-tonal, some extended technique”, “settings alternating contrapuntal and textural emphases” .
1995
Consort Songs
Sarah
Michael
1953
3
tr, t, b
sop
fairly difficult
15
PRB Productions, 1994
“West coast tonal/Lawes.” Bass viol must tune bottom string down to C. A treble viol can replace voice.
1993
Consort Suite for four violes
Keil
Friedrich
1957
4
tr, a/t, t/b, b
fairly difficult
10
Finalist in 1984 Traynor Competition, Tokyo. Timing is minus fifth movement.
Consort Violado
Calimerio
Soares
1944
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
1.5
1985
Consorting Together
Roger
Hannay
1930
4
a, a, t, b
fairly difficult
7
“Composed in reflective interpretation of ancient styles”. Alto parts can be played on tenors.
1985
Contralumina
Mark
Kuss
1960
2
b, b
SAB rec, lute, hand perc
difficult
25
composer
Namibian drumming patterns. Pitch-based palindromes.
1995
Cosmos
Tsutomu
Mizuno
1949
3
tr, t, b
moderate
2
Modal fantasia.
1985
Country Vistas Suite
Martha
Bishop
1937
5
tr, tr, t, b, b
fairly difficult
Finalist in Traynor Competition, 1994. 3rd movement requires props for forest sounds.
Coventry Carol Fantasia, for 3 viols and voice
Will
Ayton
1948
3
tr, t, b
voice
fairly difficult
4
Fantasia style. Written for Amici Musicai.
1991
Crabbed Age and Youth, opus 82
John
Joubert
1927
1
b
cten, hps, rec
20
Novello
Gamba used melodically and chordally. Fourth movement is with viol only; first and fifth: hps, rec and vdg .
1974
Creation Myths, Suites 1 and 2
Alan R.
Newhouse
5
tr, tr, t, t/b, b
fairly difficult
18
Written for 1986 Traynor Competition, Japan. Suite 1 has 4 movements. Suite 2 has 5.
1986
Cristal
Gerson
Grünblatt
1950
1
b
gt
fairly difficult
7
DDC of U. de Sao Paolo, 1980
Originally for violin and guitar.
1972
Cry Out
Eleonor
Sandresky
4
tTnBB
Composer's arrangement of a work for string quartet.
2009
Da Christus geboren war
Karl Julius
Marx
1897
1985
1
b
alto, fl, vn, hps
BVK 2522
Danca Brasileira No. 1 and No. 2
Ivan Sergio
Nirenberg
4
tr, tr, b, b
Danca Brasilieira
Ivan Sergio
Nirenberg
5
tr, b, b, b, b
Dance Symphonye
Jeffery
Cotton
1957
3
3 recs, string trio, hp, prep pf
1985
Danceries Provencales
David
Loeb
1939
2
t, b
difficult
10
Suite of early dances (branle, tourdion, etc.) written for August Wenzinger and Hannelore Mueller.
1982
Dances, Divisions and Diversions
Marshall
Barron
1925
1
tr, t, or b
fairly difficult
31
Playford Consort Publications, 1990
Style inspired by Van Eyck divisions. Can also be played by modern strings. Written for Grace Feldman.
1990
Dancing Viols
Martha
Bishop
1937
4
tr, tr, t, b
3.25
PRB
This set got a good review in a recent VdGSA Newsletter.
2007
Danserye Vol. 2
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
baroque flute
fairly difficult
7
Written for performers above (composer’s students).
1991
Daybreak
David
Goldstein
1918
2003
4
tr, t, t, b
fairly difficult
3
PRB Productions
Composed in memory of Richard Bodig, former president of VdGSA. Setting of Armenian folk tune.
1998
Dedicatio ad Mariam
Claude Loyola
Allgen
1920
1990
1
b
sop & alto voices, English horn, typewriter
difficult
2
distributed by Swedish Music Information Center
Typewriter acts as percussion instrument.
1958
Der Basler Vogelgryff
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
difficult
2.5
1979
Der Winter ist vergangen; Es steht ein Baum im Odenwald
Reinhold
Heyden
3
tr, tr, b
Nagel (MP 7)
Devaneio
Odemar
Brigido
1941
4
tr, tr, t, b
soprano voice
Dialogues
David
Loeb
1939
1
b
difficult
10
Dialogue between 2 top and 2 bottom strings. Written for Hannelore Mueller.
1987
Dicamus Gracias
Mist
Porkelsdóttir
1960
1
b
alto/cten, hps
Islensk Tonverkamidstäd (cat. # 048-016)
Die Parabel vom barmherzigen Samariter
Ernst
Pfiffner
1922
1
b
3 recs, Bar. bsn, Bar. tr, va d’am, hps
14
SUISA
1982
Discorsi Musicale
Mary
Mageau
1934
2
tr, b
fl/alto rec
fairly difficult
10
Loux Music Co., LMP-110, 1996
1986
Distant Songs
David
Loeb
1939
4
tr, t, b, b
Distant Voices
Rami Y.
Levin
1954
4
1991
Distilled for 7 String Bass Viol
Eliza
Brown
1985
1
b7
6.5
Copyright 2010 Eliza Brown Sketchbook Music ASCAP
Scordatura: F1 C2 G2 C3 E3 A3 D4. Program Notes: Distilled is a detailed examination of the identity of the viola da gamba both as a physical, acoustic object and as an instrument with a particular place in music history. Detuning the two lowest strings
2010
Divan
Sally
Beamish
1956
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
alto, oboe
25
A setting of several poems of the 15th century Persian Sufi mystic poet Hafez. Some of the material was adapted from previous compositions.
2009
Diversion for Tenor Recorder and Viols
Rachel
Archibald
1911
2
t, b
tenor recorder
fairly difficult
1
1989
Diversion for Three Tenor Viols
Rachel
Archibald
1911
3
t, t, t
fairly difficult
1.5
1990
Diversion for Two Bass Viols #1 and #2
Rachel
Archibald
1911
2
b, b
fairly difficult
3
1988
Divertimento
Leo Justinus
Kauffmann
1901
1944
1
b
fl, hps
Schott, 1938
Divisions
John MacIvor
Perkins
1935
2010
1
b
hps
difficult
6
1982
Divisions upon a ground for viols
Marco
Pallis
1895
1989
1
tr (2 sets); b (4 sets)
hps or chamber org
difficult
Thames
1980
Djilile
Peter
Sculthorpe
1929
4
tr, tr, t, b
fairly difficult
5
Faber
Bass viol tuned in scordatura. Based upon adaptation of Australian aboriginal chant. Contains elements of chaconne.
1994
Dom
Heather Ruth
Spence
6
tr, tr, t, t, b, b
5
VdGSA, NMV9
'Written in honor of Dom Zuchowicz. Was also performed at Boston Early Music Festival concert June 18, 2012 in honor of Dom and at Conclave in Chicago, IL.'
2011
Domen Milwyn
Andrew
Wilson-Dickson
1946
3
tr, tr, b
gt
fairly difficult
5
composer
Domen Milwyn is a bleak and (in December) ice-bound area in mid-Wales. Style is “not pastiche, coloristic; harmonically advanced”. Written for Harmonious Murmur.
1995
Dor
Mauro
Carpiceci
1950
2
b, b
hps
fairly difficult
3
Fantasia.
1994
Dotaku Hankyo (Echoes from Ancient Bronze Bells)
David
Loeb
1939
1
b7
shakuhachi
difficult
8
“Somewhat resembles a Baroque sonata” in “neo-Asian modern” style. Probably first example of music combining viol with Japanese instrument. Written for Yukimi Kambe.
1975
Double Concerto for viola d’amore, bass viol and string orchestra, op. 74
Rudolf
Moser
1892
1960
1
b
va d’am, string orch, hps
23
Music is in Archive SEI, library of Emil Seiler of Freiburg, Germany.
1943
Double Diptych for Renaissance Ensemble
Peter
Schickele
1935
2
tr, b
vielle, rec., crum, shawms, corn, sack, pipe & tabor, perc.
difficult
9
Ekan-Vogel, Inc., 1983
“Folk and jazz influenced” suite.
1983
Double concerto for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
John
Webber
1949
1
b
harpsichord, orchestra
difficult
15
1989
Dragon Variations for 4 or 5 viols
Tsutomu
Mizuno
1949
4
tr, tr, t/b, b/t, b
fairly difficult
5.5
Middle part, for beginner, can be omitted. Some jazzy harmonies.
1987
Drunk Green Cow Eats A Donut
Nicola
Ellis
1964
2
b, b
fairly difficult
6
1994
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