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

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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 (second restoration, 2022) | John Playford, London, 1684
  • Pages | Format: 2 parts, 106 pages | | 27.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Notation | Clefs: G2, F4
  • Text in English
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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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