Join us for another interesting meeting, this time on 22nd September 2019 at St Gabriel’s Halls, Churchill Gardens, London SW1V 3AA. The day will feature a talk by luthier Arnaud Giral and Andreas Linos on the instruments of John Rose. Alison Kinder will lead a playing session on the music of Michael East.
New Password for Members' Area As announced earlier, the password for the members' area was changed on 1st June 2019 If you are experiencing problems accessing those pages please get in touch with the Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook We are still trying to merge our two Facebook pages and are now using https://www.facebook.com/violadagambasocietyGB/ as our main page
Instrument transport needed The VdGS was recently given a bass and a treble viol for use by the hire scheme and we are looking for a way of getting them from Oxford to Stoke Newington. If anyone is going that way or can think of a method of breaking the journey in two, please get in touch with Susanne (email@example.com). The treble has no case.
Stolen instruments Louise Harper writes: I lost three instruments in a burglary on Tuesday evening 26 March in Edgbaston, Birmingham, including the viol I recently bought from seeing an advert on the VdGS website, and am trying to do everything I can to find them, even though I know it’s a long shot. Here is some information about them, just in case you come across them at all or can spread the word any further than I already have. 1. Full-sized Montagnana cello with two bows. Hard British racing green case covered in various stickers (mostly countries in Europe and a Southampton Youth Orchestra sticker at the top). Inside lining is burgundy. 2. Uebel bass viol. Six strings with the top string worn down. Hard black case. One bow. Inside lining is green. This is quite a small bass viol, so could possibly be mistaken for a tenor. 3. Parrot French horn. Dark-red damaged case with one buckle broken off. I doubt you’ll ever bump into any of these, but please let me know if you do. I really appreciate any help at all. Many thanks, Louise Harper 07969041345
2018 JOURNAL The 2018 Journal is now downloadable from this site (look under 'Publications').
New Section in the Thematic Index! A start has been made with listing entries on 'Restoration Theatre and Instrumental Music'. More to come soon. A huge Thanks to Andrew Ashbee who keeps working on the Thematic Index
VdGS Music Editions - print your own! If you own an A3 printer, have a large tablet, or have a local printing service then you may prefer to purchase VdGS music editions in PDF format at half the price of printed editions (so for members that is one quarter of full price) - these files are for purchasers’ use only and not for re-distribution in any form. The PDF files will contain the cover, score and parts as A4 pages for use on a tablet and with instructions for how to print these in booklet form on an A3 printer duplex printer using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Order as usual by emailing Stephen Pegler - details under 'Publications > Music Editions'.
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