Divisions on grounds for lyra viol (Anonymous)

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Work Title Divisions on grounds for lyra viol
Alternative. Title
Composer Anonymous
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key fffed, fedfh, fdefh, ffdef, ffedf
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1640 ca.
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation lyra viol and basso continuo
Extra Information 8 sets of virtuosic divisions for lyra viol in various tunings, on different grounds, from the Hengrave Hall Deposit 77(1) manuscript at Cambridge University. No composers for these can be identified, but the manuscript in general dates to the mid-17th century, with works by John Withy, Christopher Simpson, John Jenkins, William Drew, William Young, William Gregory.