Entwyned performance

by nathanbontrager

Tomorrow, November 7, I’ll be playing my first concert with Entwyned, a Baroque trio featuring Dr. Dee Hansen on traverso, Eric Hansen on archlute, and myself on bass viol.  Music begins at 3pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Milford, CT.  The program features a number of Partitas and Sonatas for the entire trio as well as works drawing from more popular sources (of the time).  I will be playing a few selections from the Manchester Gamba Book, a manuscript “discovered” in the early 1900’s which is notated almost entirely in tablature and features 22 different tunings for the instrument.  In this case I will be playing selections using standard viol tuning.  These works are meant to be played on the lyra viol, still a bass instrument but smaller than a standard bass viol.  I am fortunate and grateful to be playing on a beautiful lyra made by David Rubio and on loan to me from Martha McGuaghey.

More information about the Manchester Gamba Book can be found here:



Lyra viol after Richard Meares