Viola da gamba

Early Italian tenor viola da gamba, detail from the painting St. Cecilia, by Raphael Sanzio, c. 1510


Marin Marais (1656 – 1728) Chaconne for Solo Viola da Gamba

Marin Marais – Chaconne for Viola da Gamba

Marin Marais’ virtuoso divisions on the Chaconne bass pattern, played by William Skeen, viola da Gamba, and accompanied by Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord, and David Tayler, archlute.

Marin Marais – La Rêveuse

Marin Marais – La Gamme (The Scale)

Marin Marais – Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte Colombe

Marin Marais – Folies d’Espagne (from film)

Marin Marais – Prelude

Hille Perl, viola da gamba – Lee Santana, theorbo

Carl Friedrich Abel – Arpeggio

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