Thematic Index of Music for Viols

The Index is listed by composer, together with a substantial anonymous section. At present the pages are scans of the originals and are not electronically searchable, but we are working on a searchable Index (please see below). Annual lists of the up-dates for both new and revised pages (from 2004) are given in the introduction. Initial work concentrated on English sources, which are now largely indexed, but the Society would be grateful for help in searching and indexing continental sources, both printed and in manuscript. Please contact Dr Andrew Ashbee if you are able to help in any way.
All arrows open a pdf except 'Tablature mss' which opens a new page

  • 00 Start heresend
  • 01 Prefatorysend
  • 01 Modern Publicationssend
  • 02 Anon (staff notation)send
  • 03 Anon (tablature-D)send
  • 04 Anon (tablature-E)send
  • 05 Anon (tablature-F)send
  • 06 Tablessend
  • 07 Tablature mss (opens new page)send
  • A-2BC-9send
  • composer names starting with Asend
  • composer names from Basend
  • composer names from Bosend
  • composer names from Casend
  • composer names from Cosend
  • composer names starting with Dsend
  • composer names starting with Esend
  • composer names starting with Fsend
  • Fingersend
  • composer names starting with Gsend
  • composer names starting with Hsend
  • composer names starting with Isend
  • Italian Madrigalssend
  • composer names starting with Jsend
  • composer names starting with Ksend
  • composer names from Lasend
  • composer names from Losend
  • composer names from Masend
  • composer names from Mesend
  • composer names starting with Nsend
  • composer names starting with Osend
  • composer names starting with Psend
  • composer names starting with Rsend
  • composer names from Sasend
  • composer names from Sisend
  • composer names starting with Tsend
  • composer names starting with U & Vsend
  • composer names starting with Wsend
  • composer names starting with Ysend
  • composer names starting with Zsend

Searchable Thematic Index of Music for Viols

We have now made some progress towards a searchable Index, with the help of Jake Everitt-Crockford. Here are some files to begin with, of 3 and 4-part Fantasias.
We expect to expand this over time and find a better layout as this section grows.
If you have any comments or further ideas, or would like to offer to help with this project, please email either the administrator or Andrew Ashbee.

Instructions for using the Searchable Index (doc)

List of unique numbers (pdf)

List of 3 and 4-part Fantasias (xls)

List of 5 and 6-part Fantasias (xls)

Airs in 4 parts (xls)

HISTORY
The Society's Thematic Index of Music for Viols was produced as a paper copy in six instalments between 1980 and 1992, edited by Gordon Dodd. He then handed the project to Andrew Ashbee and a seventh instalment was issued on CD-ROM in 2002. In 2004 the whole Index was issued on CD-ROM and the paper copy was discontinued. Since 2008 the Index has been available on-line in .pdf format (although CD-ROM copies can still be made for those preferring one). It is intended to up-date the Index annually.