Definition of bass viol in English:

bass viol

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noun

1A bass instrument of the viol family; a viola da gamba.
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  • One of the commonest consorts in the Elizabethan period was the combination of treble viol or violin, flute or recorder, bass viol, lute, cittern, and bandora.
  • Most of the score is lame, but the musical theme - arranged for violin, viola, and bass viol - is suitably stark and creepy.
  • He is a Finn, and he plays the bass viol.
1.1North American A double bass.
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  • Up to a dozen of these particular clamps would be used when gluing up the body of a cello or a bass viol.
  • The bass viol, in particular, is more than just a matter of the fingers, but rather of cradling the instrument with the whole body.
  • Did this aspect of the literature shape your thinking at all when writing a concerto for the bass viol?

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