Cover pageWilliam Young (?-1662)
Airs for Two Bass Viols

Twenty-one Pieces for two Bass Viols

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2021-10, source: Manuscripts GB-DRc D10 and GB-Ob MS. Mus. Sch. F. 573

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G401William Young, Airs for Two Bass Viols, 2VdG, 2 full scores, 44 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-401-517.50 €


The gambist William Young is best known for his musical activities in Innsbruck, where he lived from 1750 onwards. But he must also have been an important musician and composer in England before then, for many of his works have survived in British libraries, including the viol duos published here. With musical variety, bold harmonic turns and varying technical demands, they are worth playing for any gambist. In some places they have similarities with the popular "Duos for two Basse Violls" by Matthew Locke.

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