Christopher Simpson – Divisions for the Practice of Learners – A=440

 

 

These 4 divisions for viol appear in the second edition of Simpson’s The Division Viol, or the Art of Playing upon a Ground, published in 1665.

Download the music here: https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Division_Viol_(Simpson%2C_Christopher)

 

 

Performance notes:

  • The accompaniment part follows the stated tempo throughout with a slight retardation before the final note; there are no other tempo deviations.

 

The album includes the following pieces:

  • Ground in G
  • Ground in A minor
  • Ground in B-flat
  • Ground in D minor

 

Backing Track downloads include 6 variants for each ground:

 

Minim = 40, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 45, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

Minim = 50, Equal Temperament and ⅙ comma Meantone

 

Total tracks: 24

Backing Track: Simpson – 4 Divisions for the Practice of Learners

£3.00Price

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