English bowed instruments from Anglo-Saxon to Tudor times
This book draws on art, archaeology, architecture, literature, and music to present a vivid commemoration of those ancestors of the violin and other bowed instruments that were played in England from Anglo-Saxon times to the reign of Henry VIII. Remnant surveys the components common to all bowed instruments and describes the rebec, crowd, medieval viol, medieval fiddle, Renaissance viol, and the trumpet marine as they appeared in English art of the period. The book's 150 illustrations, including carvings, stained glass, paintings, and drawings contribute to our knowledge of the instruments and lead to further understanding of the historical accuracy of performance today.
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