Viola Italian
Bratsche German
Cremona English?

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An imitative string stop of 16', 8' or 4' pitch.

In Italy and Spain after the middle of the 18th century, the name Viola indicated a Regal stop.

There are alternate meanings for the name Cremona.

The illustration is Audsley's.

Variants

Contra Viola
Echo Viola
Octave Viola
Viola Aetheria
Viola Céleste
Viola d'Amore
Viola di Alta
Viola Diapason
Viola Douce
Viola Flute
Viola Major
Viola Minor
Viola Phonon
Viola Pomposa
Viola Sorda
Viola Tremolo
Violet

Examples

Sound Clips

See the Sound Files appendix for general information.

Viola 8', Choir Culver Academies, Indiana, USA Möller 1951 arpeggio St. Anne

Bibliography

Adlung[1]: §177 Prästant, §204 Viola. Audsley[1]: Viola. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Viola; II.XXXIV Viola; II.XXXVI Viola. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Viola. Grove[1]: Viola da Gamba. Irwin[1]: Viola. Locher[1]: Viola. Maclean[1]: Viola. Skinner[1]: XII Viola. Strony[1]: Viola. Sumner[1]: Bratche; Viola. Wedgwood[1]: Gamba; Viola. Williams[1]: Glossary: Viola da Gamba.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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