from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large chitarra, usually with a double neck, much extended, very similar to that of the theorbo and archlute.
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With Patrick Summers on the podium, the San Francisco Opera's company premiere of Xerxes included several instruments rarely heard in operatic ensembles: the arch lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo a long-necked lute sometimes referred to as a chitarrone.
The orchestra consisted of one lira doppia, one clavicembalo, one chitarrone and two flutes.
The keyed instrument, of which our pianoforte is the living representative, had found its keyboard and a practical method of eliciting tones, which, whatever their weakness, were at least better than those of the lute, the chitarrone, the psaltery or harp.
His direction as well as his playing on that exotic instrument, the chitarrone was as lively and spontaneous as it was meticulous in detail.
The choirs and directors were originators of the performances, but they always needed two cornetto players, a chitarrone player, two solo tenors and two sopranos who had the necessary coloratura.
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"While I was living in Germany," Stubbs says, "I was often hired to play the chitarrone a large lute in 'Vespers.'