IPEM-Dept. of Musicology
University of Ghent (Belgium)

Viola da gamba pages
    edited by Dirk Moelants

Here you can find some transcriptions of relevant passages from 17th century treatises, together with scans of the original pages. I always tried to stay as close as possible to the original, this includes the use of 17th century spelling and abbreviations, everything in the original language. Illustrations were added in the running text as much as possible. Sometimes the quality could be improved, but it is always possible to look at the scans of the original pages, where somewhat larger versions of the illustrations are given. Hopefully this can be of some use for musicologists and for performers interested in 'historically informed performance practice'. Please feel free to send me your remarks: dirk.moelants@ugent.be