Christopher Simpson (c.1605-69): Ayres & Graces / Chelys Viol Consort; Dan Tidhar, chamber organ & harpsichord; James Akers, theorbo & baroque guitar
1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10Works: Christopher Simpson: Ayres (20) for 2 treble viols & 2 bass viols; Divisions for 2 bass viols in F; Divisions in A minor for 3 bass viols; Divisions on a Ground for 2 bass viols in C major
Performers: Akers, James; Tidhar, Dan
Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols
About Christopher Simpson’s life not much is known except that he was a seminal writer for the viol. Modern violists use his 17th c. manual...continue...
Recording information: Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, England (07/2013)....continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Channel Classics / 2004-10-12Works: Christopher Simpson: Prelude in D (The Division-Viol, 1665); Divisions for viola da gamba & continuo in D; Prelude [in E] (The Dicision-Viol, 1665); Division on a Ground in E minor, for viola da gamb...
Performers: Jacobs, Fred [Theorbo]; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; ter Linden, Jaap [Cello]; van der Velden, Mieneke [Viola da Gamba]; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
The gentle melancholy which underlies the sound of the viola da gamba made it the instrument par excellence in 17th century England. Sadness was the...continue...