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INSTRUMENTS & BOWS FOR SALE
MUSIC/PUBLICATIONS
OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY
VIOL RENTAL from Powers Music School

INSTRUMENTS & BOWS FOR SALE/WANTED:
Click Here to View Tenor Viol for Sale:  Tenor viol made by A.M. & H.W. Westover, Opus # 2031, 1985. It comes with a bow and a wood case and it's located in Somerville, MA $ 2,800; Contact: Rachel Schwarz rachelagi@comcast.net

Click on the Icon at Left to view a gallery of images.


Click Here to View For Sale:  Peter Tourin 7 string bass viol (#26 1981) with case. Burl inlaid fingerboard, carved head.  $13,000.00  Located in Melrose, MA.

Contact Tom Kurz at KathyAndTomK@verizon.net


Click Here to View Baroque Cello for Sale:  Perfect condition Baroque cello by luthier Wang Zhi Ming (2007). Exact copy of Domenico Montagnana’s “Sleeping Beauty” – this model is slightly wider than most cellos, and therefore gives a deep, rich bass register ideally suited for continuo playing. Resonant and powerful sound that speaks clearly. Beautiful orange colour with brand-new strings and with all setup work completed by Warren Ellison in VT. Used in performances and recordings by a professional player throughout the U.S. and Europe. Available for viewing in Boston, MA, or nearby. $5,200

For a viewing or more information, please contact Ben at swartz.ben@gmail.com


No Image Available Wanted To Buy:  Original/Historic 5 string pardessus or quinton. Please contact Christopher at growatree5@gmail.com


Click Here to View Gamba for Sale:  Tenor Viol made by Paul Harte from Salt Lake Utah in 1978. I am the original owner. I have two bows which go with it, a homemade hard case and a fairly new soft case by Mooradian. Asking $5000 for everything.
Interested parties should email me at tomjowilson@kahres.org


Click to View Viola da Gamba for sale:
6 String Bass "Made in Germany". The instrument is currently on commission at Paul Perley's store. Click Here or the image at left to view pictures and further description of the instrument.
Please e-mail Tess Remy at tessremyschumacher@yahoo.com or Paul Perley at paulperleycellos.com for details and/or to make offers.


Click Here to View Instrument for Sale:  Violone in G after 1619 H.Jaye Bass.

Back and sides in Maple and Brazilian Rosewood, belly in Spruce .String length is 85 Cm; This is an instrument with great sound! It has a deep, strong bass, as well as bright and powerful treble; Ideal for continuo or solo performance.

Price: $11,000.00 (US Dollars);

Contact Fernando Ferreira at luthierfe@hotmail.com



Click Here to View Instrument for Sale:  Viol by Ronald Prentice, 1974, with bow and case. Not in perfect condition, and bow needs to be rehaired. Located in Rhode Island. Would be happy to provide more pictures and answer questions. Asking $4000 but will consider all offers!

Email mirabelle_fc@yahoo.com or call (401) 402-0444



The Orpheon Foundation For Sale: Instruments from the Orpheon Foundation - Museum of Historical Musical Instruments:  The playable instruments that are available have outstanding tonal characteristics, are remarkably easy to play (proper set-up) and would under normal circumstances not be considered for sale. These instruments would satisfy the requirements of a professional musician for his entire playing life.  Please take a look by clicking on the link below.   Thanks!!

List of Instruments for Sale

Prof. José Vázquez
University for Music Vienna
www.orpheon.org
vazquezjose@mac.com
+43-650-400 3731
Spain: +34-600 607515
Skype: orpheonorg


No Image Available Instrument For Sale: Wonderful, 6-string violone by Dominik Zuchowicz. High, carved top, flat back with a gorgeous lion's head scroll. New strings, a Mooradian case and gamba-style violone bow. This instrument has a powerful, rich sound and is very easy to play. Available for trial in the Massachusetts area. $15,000.00.

Contact: Janet Haas, basshaas@gmail.com.

Music/Publications:

New Music for Viols!! - Viol Fantasias, Quartets, Trios and More - Now Available here to try for Free!

J.S. Bach Two Part Inventions - Adapted for Bass Viol by Tom Kurz

Bach’s Two Part Inventions may be the most famous duets in history, duets for the two hands of a single keyboard player.  To arrange them for two bass viols I’ve liberally transposed whole pieces and passages within by an octave.  Sometimes I’ve changed the key signature.  I’ve kept the original note values, but when my wife and I play them we use an eighth note as the tactus/pulse.  These pieces will work at whatever speed you feel comfortable.

The sheet music is available here in PDF form.

JS Bach Invention 1 JS Bach Invention 2 JS Bach Invention 3 JS Bach Invention 4 JS Bach Invention 5
JS Bach Invention 6 JS Bach Invention 7 JS Bach Invention 8 JS Bach Invention 9 JS Bach Invention 10
JS Bach Invention 11 JS Bach Invention 12 JS Bach Invention 13 JS Bach Invention 14 JS Bach Invention 15

New Viol Fantasia 19 Added July, 2016!!

New version of Viol Fantasia 3 Quartet Added March, 2016!!

It seems like most of the fantasias for viols that were written during the renaissance have been found and published. Do you sometimes wish that more music had been composed for viols?? The music below is an attempt to create new music with the same style and feel as the old music. It is music written for viols by a long time viol player. Print a copy of the music for yourself, and play it with friends. I hope that you enjoy it. If you come back to this page in the future there will be more music available. You can write me about what you liked about the music (or didn't like) at kathyandtomk@verizon.net.

The Score and individual parts for each Fantasia are available here in PDF form.  Just click on those you'd like to try:

Viol Fantasia 19New! Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 3 - QuartetNew Version! Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 2 - Quartet New Version! Score Treble Viol 1 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 18 - Quartet Score Treble Viol 1 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 14 - Quartet  Score Treble Viol 1 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 4 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 6 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 5 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 3 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 2 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 17 - Four Part Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 13 - Five Part Score Treble Viol 1 Treble Viol 2 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 16 - Four Part  Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 4 - Quartet  Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Greensleeves Score Treble Viol Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 11 - Trio Score Treble Viol Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 9 - 5 Part Score Treble Viol 1 Treble Viol 2 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 4 - 6 Part Score Treble Viol 1 Treble Viol 2 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol 1 Bass Viol 2
Viol Fantasia 10 - 5 Part Score Treble Viol 1 Treble Viol 2 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 12 - 5 Part Score Treble Viol 1 Treble Viol 2 Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia I - Quartet Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia I - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 2 - 6 Part Score Treble 1 Part Treble 2 Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol 1 Bass Viol 2
Viol Fantasia 5 - Quartet Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 6 - 4 Part Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 7 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 8 - Trio Score Treble Part Tenor Viol Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 13 - Quartet Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Viol Fantasia 15 - Quartet Score Treble Part Tenor Viol 1 Tenor Viol 2 Bass Viol
Tom Kurz
56 West Hill Ave.
Melrose, Ma 02176
USA
Phone: 781-665-5922.
Coached Baroque ensemble opportunities for bowed basses:

Location:    Sarah Cantor's Early Music Studio in Brookline

Baroque ensembles
Violin, flute recorder and harpsichord in search of a bowed bass;   Emphasis on ensemble playing, interpretation and ornamentation.  Pitch is A440

Monday evening 7:00-8:30 every week
Monday evening 8:30-10:00 first Monday of every month
Wednesday evening 5:30-7:00
 
Renaissance ensemble
Broken consort music; Emphasis on music making as we explore exquisite Renaissance polyphony and some haunting Medieval songs.

Thursday afternoon 12:30-2:00 every week

For more information visit the teaching portion of Sarah's website  www.cantornote.com  or contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com or call 617 669 4292

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