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- Juan Bermudo: Pange Lingua Gloriosi; The Voice of the Viol, 4K UHD
Juan Bermudo: Pange Lingua Gloriosi; The Voice of the Viol, 4K UHD
In this video
Juan Bermudo’s setting of the Latin hymn “Pange Lingua Gloriosi,” performed by the viola da gamba consort The Voice of the Viol in the historic Ansel Adams house in San Francisco, filmed in 4K, ultra high definition video.
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A. As instruments became modernized in the 19th century, builders and players tended to focus on the volume of sound and the stability of tuning. Modern steel strings replaced the older materials, and instruments were often machine made. Historical instruments, built individually by hand and with overall lighter construction, have extremely complex overtones—which we find delightful. Modern instruments are of course perfectly suited to more modern music.
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The Voice of the Viol was founded in 2015 in order to perform and film consort and solo music for the viola da gamba. Directed by Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, the Voice of the Viol is part of the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Voices of Music now has 40 videos featuring the viola da gamba, you can view the entire playlist here: https://goo.gl/z2ZnMZ
As always, our music is free for anyone in the world to view.
The Voice of the Viol, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, director
Joanna Blendulf, treble viol
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, tenor viol
Farley Pearce, bass viol
Elisabeth Reed, bass viol
Special thanks to Peter Winkelstein, Toby & Marie Szuts. The artwork that appears in this video is by Barbara Winkelstein.