Playford, John (ed) | The Division-Violin | Part I & II (1684)

  • Description

Original edition restored by Atelier Philidor.

  • ...containing a choice collection of divisions to a ground for the Treble-Violin (First edition)
  • Instrumentation: violin, ground bass
  • Edition | Source: Facsimile | John Playford, London, 1684
  • 2 parties, 99 pages | B&W

A set of 26 tunes which start simply and build complex variations ("divisions") on the original melody. While many of the pieces were accessible to amateurs, several featured advanced techniques (for the time) like scordatura, fingered double stops, and large interval leaps across the strings.

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