J.S. Bach Two-Part Inventions, adapted for Bass Viol by Tom Kurz     Note from Tom: “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.”

Invention1   Invention2   Invention3   Invention4   Invention5   Invention6   Invention7   Invention8   Invention9   Invention10

Invention11   Invention12   Invention13   Invention14   Invention15

Newly composed Fantasias for viols by Tom Kurz   Note from Tom: “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”

Fantasia # 9 for 5 viols, score and parts:

Fant9a5Score  Fant9FivePt1  Fant9FivePt2  Fant9FivePt3  Fant9FivePt4  Fant9FivePt5

Fantasia #1 for 5 viols, score and parts:

Fant1a5Score  Fant1FivePt1  Fant1FivePt2  Fant1FivePt3  Fant1FivePt4  Fant1FivePt5

Fantsia Trio #1, score and parts:

Trio1Score   Trio1Treble  Trio1Tenor  Trio1.bass