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Simon Ives & John Ward. Duets for Two Bass Viols. London, British Library, Ms. Add. 31424

Simon Ives & John Ward. Duets for Two Bass Viols. London, British Library, Ms. Add. 31424

This facsimile publication contains 9 duets, 2 fantasias and 6 ayres, all composed for 2 viols. The duets were composed by Simon Ives (1600–1662), English composer and lyra viol player. His compositions are remarkable for their melodious line. Besides 2 anonymous fantasias, this volume also contains works by John Ward (1571–1638). These are simple compositions in which discordant chords produce magic effects.


Introduction: P. Stryckers

Peer, 1997, 2 vols., 80 pp.
ISBN 90 6853 99 2

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