Composition - The Long Night with Bass viola
This is a recent compo I am working on. I just purchased a decent notation package for future projects. Hopefully in the future I will have notation available for all instruments. The program I'm now using has basic notation capability. Probably not good enough to transcribe accurately all of this.
About two thirds through the piece there is a bass viola instrument. Something from the medieval era.
If interested here is the source of the bass viola sample. It's a part of a package called Medieval Legends.-
Very spooky! Unfortunately the link doesn't bring up the image for me and my PC won't allow me to download it. I've never actually heard of a bass viola as distinct from a viola da gamba which of course is a large member of the viol family
The image shows "Bass viola da gamba", or bass viol. There are also tenor, alto (rare), treble and descant viols, to make up a complete "consort".
I am pleased to see/hear your composition. For the life of me, I couldn't hear a clear "bass viola" sound, so maybe I need to broaden my knowledge of instruments.
@ Steve Jones, Thank you for listening. Maybe a security setting in the computer? Until I found this library I had not heard of a bass viola either. It has a unique and interesting sound. Seems similar to a cello in sound with a more nasal quality.Most of the instruments in that library are
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