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  • Viols

    Hello VSL,

    Could you please consider releasing a Viol library? If you could only really release a bass Viol due to business reasons, this would be great also, but if you released a library of the the whole family with the usual articulations (legato, trills-ornaments compatible with Sibelius) it would be truly incredible and I would happily spend thousands of pounds. I'm aware the communities dislike request threads but I am desperate.

    Thanks for reading

    JS


  • I'd greatly appreciate a viol library, too!


  • Hi guys,

    maybe I´m missing something here... what is a "viol"?

    Best,

    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    @Paul said:

    Hi guys,

    maybe I´m missing something here... what is a "viol"?

    Best,

    Paul

     

    It's a group of early music string instruments.

    DG


  • Hi,

    thanks. Learning something new every day!

    Best,

    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • The music for the film Kingdom of Heaven by Harry Gregson-Williams comes to mind. I am not 100%  sure but in the very first piece, those strings might be a viol ensemble. No vibrato at all! And it sounds gorgeous.


  • Just curious,,,, how would that be pronounced? Like Viola without the 'a'?? Thanks ,, Mike

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    @pianosound said:

    Just curious,,,, how would that be pronounced? Like Viola without the 'a'?? Thanks ,, Mike

     It all depends on how you pronounce Viola. [;)]

    Think of Vile. Not that the sound is anything like that.

    DG


  • Jordi Savall is an exceptional Viola da Gamba (Viol) player.

    See:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall

    His recording of the music for the film "Tous les matins du monde" is superb.


  • Japanese instruments would be incredible as well... [:)]


  •  ... as well as Celtic [H]