American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A 16-foot organ stop yielding stringlike tones similar to those of a cello.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The largest of the medieval viols; a double-bass viol. It was originally a very large viola da gamba, sometimes provided with six strings, but usually with only three or four. The three-stringed form was tuned thus: G, D, A (the third below middle C), which is the tuning of the modern three-stringed double-bass, with which the violone is nearly identical.
- n. In organ-building, a pedal stop of sixteenfeet tone, resembling the violoncello.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) The largest instrument of the bass-viol kind, having strings tuned an octave below those of the violoncello; the contrabasso; -- called also
- Italian, augmentative of viola, viola; see viola1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And No. 6 is a marvel, its dark hues never eclipsing the dancelike rhythms of the music and the fascinating interplay among viola, cello, viola da gamba and violone.”
“The violin, however, weak of voice as it is, always carries the day, and the other instruments steal discontentedly back to their secondary places, the snuffy old violone keeping up a constant growl at its ill luck, and the trombone now and then leaping out like a tiger on its prey.”
“A violone grunts out a low accompaniment to a vinegar-sharp violin which saws out the air, while a trumpet blares in at intervals to endeavor to unite the two, and a flute does what it can, but not what it would.”
“Of these the earliest known is a “Romanesca per violone Solo e Basso se piaci,” and some dances, by Biagio Marini, published in 1620.”
“Sileno sang the upper part and accompanied himself on the violone, while the lower parts were given to other instruments.”
“Kyprianides-Potter, violoncello Phil Spray, violone Juan Mesa, harpsichord Recorded on”
“Featuring Elizabeth Blumenstock and Katherine Kyme, baroque violins; Lisa Grodin, baroque viola, Joanna Blendulf, baroque cello; William Skeen, violone; Hanneke van Proosdij, chamber organ; David Tayler, theorbo.”
“The score leaves a great many editorial decisions to the conductor, and Curnyn executes all of them stylishly at the head of a 10-member ensemble of violins, violas, viola da gamba, theorbos, violone and a second harpsichord.”
“Of the Lacedemonians, accordyng as Tucidido affirmeth, in their armies were used Flutes: for that thei judged, that this armonie, was moste mete to make their armie to procede with gravetie, and with furie: the Carthaginens beyng moved by this verie same reason, in the first assaulte, used the violone.”
“Aliatte kyng of the Lidians, used in the warre the violone, and the”
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