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)
- 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