Christopher Simpson - The Four Seasons

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Christopher Simpson - The Four Seasons

Sirius Viols

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The seventeenth-century English musician Christopher Simpson is today remembered principally as a theorist, the author of two important treatises on viol playing. In his day, he was held in high regard as a viol teacher, but there is much more to him than dry academicism. A recusant Catholic, he served on the Royalist side during the Civil War. And he also wrote gorgeous music, some of it to illustrate the art of division (i.e. variation) in his treatises, the rest of it largely unpublished. Among the latter works are two considerable collections: 12 fantasias for... read more

The seventeenth-century English musician Christopher Simpson is today remembered principally as a theorist, the author of two important treatises on viol playing. In his ... read more

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