Interactive Research Projects
Ferrabosco Fantasias – Stylistic Observations
by Bruce Bellingham. An analysis of the four-part fantasias of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger
with sample sound clips.
New Music Catalog
by Judith Davidoff. An on-line catalog of 20th and 21st century viol music.
Online Database of Historical Viols
by Thomas MacCracken. A searchable version of the Peter Tourin/Thomas MacCracken
list of extant historical viols.
Below are contributed papers on research on the viol and its music. They are presented here in order by author.
Titles flagged with (PPGG)
were presented at the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering, at the University of Hawaii
in August 2007.
Lorenzo Costa and the Earliest Viols (PPGG)
by John Bryan. A description of early viols based on a painting of 1497 by Lorenzo Costa.
Costa Viol Slides (PPGG)
by John Bryan. Pictures to complement John Bryan's paper on Lorenzo Costa.
Viols in Japan: Edo Era to Today (PPGG)
by Yukimi Kambe. A history of viols in Japan during the past 400 years. pdf document.
The Japanese Kokyu (PPGG)
by Mari Kano. A description of the Kokyu and its history. The Kokyu is considered the most
closely related Japanese instrument to the viol.
The Viol in Australia (PPGG)
by Miriam Morris. A brief history of viol playing in Australia with details of some of the
important contributors to the development of the viol there. pdf document.
Double Your Pleasure – or Double Trouble?
by Fred Reinagel. An alternative way to set up the viol that improves its
rendition of polyphonic consort music. pdf document.
The Secrets of Viol Tuning (PPGG)
by Fred Reinagel. An explanation of the physics behind tuning and temperments.
The Pardessus de Viole (PPGG)
by Toshiko Shishido. A discussion of the reasons for the development of this small viol.
Notes on Wenzinger Master Classes
by Bergen Suydam. Notes on 20 years of August Wenzinger master classes.
pdf documents organized by year.