Richard Boothby - Lawes: Complete Music for Solo Lyra Viol (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:17 minutes | 1.04 GB
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Some of the most famous English composers of the 17th century wrote pieces for the lyra viol, or even entire anthologies. These composers include John Cooper, John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson, Charles Coleman, and William Lawes. Due to the number of strings and their rather flat layout, the lyra viol can approximate polyphonic textures, and because of its small size and large range, it is more suited to intricate and quick melodic lines than the larger types of bass viol.