The concert finished well with the viol and theorbo providing good support.
Instantly, she thought of Christmases past where she would sit by the hearth and Joan would play the viol .
Although there is a display case devoted to bow-making, there is only one other case exhibiting the progression from the early viol to the contemporary violin.
The viol , a family of string instruments that was predominant prior to the advent of the violin family, has a singing if somewhat fragile tone that instantly seduces.
He concentrated his efforts on the keyboard parts, presumably because they allowed him to play or imagine the essence of these three anthems even in the absence of singers and viol players.
Sibyl watched as Lady Plymouth's private troubadour began to instinctively pluck strings of the viol .
The dozen instrumentalists are busy with recorder, flute, viols , theorbo, harpsichord and organ.
Beginning with the haunting sound of four recorders so infectious it was soon joined by the renaissance guitar, viols and voice for the first song, a celebration of the joys of hunting.
Instead they had to encounter the art by becoming surrogate members of other communities, or sing madrigals or play viols or the virginals at home.
Early music is the stuff of sackbutts, forte pianos and viols .