Tobacco (Hume, Tobias)




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phillipwserna (2012/8/16)

Performer Pages Phillip Serna (Voice and Viola da Gamba)
Publisher Info. Chicago: Dr. Phillip W. Serna, 2012
Misc. Notes Performed December 13, 2010 by Dr. Phillip W. Serna. Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Serna works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. For more information, visit here and here.
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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Dean Shannon (2012/3/22)

Editor Dean Shannon
Publisher. Info. Dean Shannon
Misc. Notes Transcribed into modern notation with Lute tablature.
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Martin Grayson (2008/8/11)

Copyist Martin Grayson
Publisher. Info. Martin Grayson
Misc. Notes Bass viol in tablature
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General Information

Work Title Tobacco
Alternative. Title
Composer Hume, Tobias
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITH 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1605 or before
First Publication. 1605 in The First Part of Ayres, French, Pollish and Others (No.3)
Librettist Composer
Language English
Dedication Tobacco
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, bass lute (or Bass viol)

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Tobacco is Hume's most famous, though now rather politically incorrect, piece. The two original prints of Captaine Hume are available on the collection page, but you will find the modern notation much easier to read.