Preludes & Vollenteries – Rattlebag of materials for 26 3 21

Posted on March 24th, 2021 by

The wonderful frontispiece to ‘Preludes or Vollentaries’


A ‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ Playlist

Barak Norman’s Monogram on the back of Tenor Viola (St Pauls Churchyard 1700)

Completely enchanted playing at St Mary Abchurch. Preludes & Vollenteries 3. Photos. Malene Malene Sheppard Skaerved

Two views of the City of London, before and after the Great Fire, in my notebook

Visionary decoration on the Ricard Meares/Hardie Gamba/Viola.

Wren Screen, St Margaret Lothbury. Carved by Thornton and Woodruffe ca 1683

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The astonishing, italianate dome of St Stephen Walbrook. Photo PSS

The beautiful workmanship of the 1664 ‘Charles II’ Violin

Thomas Baltzar – 1630-1660

My much-loved copy of Nicola Matteis’ C minor Prelude (published London 1700)?

17th century upholstery, London

1682 Sword Rest. St Mary Aldemary (Wren) City of London. 1 3 17


Cabinet. French 17th Century

Mezzo-tint of Kneller's lost painting of Nicola Cosimi

Cosimi was one of the first Italian virtuosi to play and export the violins by the English maker, Robert Cuthbert, which is likely what is depicted here

  1. Nicola Matteis by Godfrey_Kneller (best known for his portraits of Pepys and Newton)


  1. Josefo Torelli


Ambrogio Lonati


  1. 17th Century Font. St Margaret Pattens Eastcheap 31 1 17

  1. Carved Violin (Gibbons?) ca 1676. St Botolph Aldgate 9 1 17