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Viola da Gamba


This ancient fretted instrument almost disappeared when violins and cellos came along. Now there’s a bit of revival as fans of its subtle and gentle sound discover music written to be played on this unique family of stringed instruments.

First Broadcast: 2001
Producer: Jeff Douglas

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Making of Defiant Requiem; Viola da Gamba (441)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #441
Original Broadcast: August 21, 2003