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.

    George Heymont: Going For Baroque With Handel's Xerxes

  • The orchestra consisted of one lira doppia, one clavicembalo, one chitarrone and two flutes.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

  • 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.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

  • 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 Seattle Times

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • (chitarrone) / 大é "®ç´ã€ç®¡é£Žç´ï¼šLeslie Pearson (harpsichord, organ*) / 大é" ®ç´ï¼šJohn Constable (harpsichord) *

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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.'

    The Seattle Times


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