It is a society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers and others sharing a serious interest in music for viols and other early bowed string instruments.
We hold an annual, week-long Conclave in mid-summer at educational institutions around the country with a faculty of internationally recognized performers and scholars.
If this is your first visit to our web site, we suggest that you start with a message from our president.
Join the VdGSA and experience the music, scholarship and camaraderie!
December 4, 2014 - Thomas MacCracken has added 225 more French viols, all of them either five-string pardessus or quintons, to his database of extant historical instruments. You can search the database here.
November 24, 2014 - Tracy Hoover has contributed part-books for Martha Bishop's barless 4- and 5-part Jenkins. Download them here.
November 3, 2014 - The Yukimi Kambe Viol Consort have sent music for their pizzicato version of the first prelude from Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier". Download and enjoy, here.
October 18, 2014 - Martha Bishop has extended her edition of the Jenkins Fantasias with a barless version of the five-part ones, available for download here.