Barak Norman-Tenor. Exploring a unique instrument

Posted on October 30th, 2016 by


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The boat-like shape of this enormous instrument enables it to rest on the shoulder comfortably

Le Sieur De Machy- Pièces de violle ‘Courante’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the Desk Recording)  5 11 16

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Barak Norman's Monogram on the back of this Tenor Viola

Barak Norman’s Monogram on the back of this Tenor Viola

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Playing the insrument at my practice desk 29 10 16

Playing the insrument at my practice desk 29 10 16

Le Sieur De Machy (unknow, fl. second half of 17th century. — after 1692)-Pièces de violle (extracts)

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For fascinating insights into this instrument, go to Benjamin Hebbert’s article here. LINK