||Modo facile di Passeggiar Sopra la Viola Bastarda
||Rognoni Taeggio, Francesco
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1620 or before
||1620 in Selva de varii passaggi, Book II
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||viola alla bastarda (see below, Comments)
||Based on Susanne un jour by Lassus
According to Wikipedia, "viola bastarda" is "a highly virtuosic style of composition or extemporaneous performance, as well as to the altered viols created to maximize players' ability to play in this style." It further states that " Francesco Rognoni, a prominent composer of divisions, stated that although works using the bastarda techniques could be played by a number of instruments, including organ, lute, and harp, the "queen" of bastarda technique was the viol because of its agility and large range." The footnote refers to Joëlle Morton. "Redefining the Viola Bastarda: A Most Spurious Subject." Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society Great Britain, Vol. 8 (2014)