from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who plays the gamba
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under viola.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a player on the gamba, or viol da gamba.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba
The deft fiddling of a bright new member, Eleanor Bartsch, partnered the fruity bassooning of Cynthia Cameron Fix, with gambist Duncan Pledger and Yount in the continuo roles for two contrapuntal ensemble showpieces by Tarquinio Marula.
One of his guiding lights is a treatise published in 1553 by Diego Ortiz, a composer-performer from Toledo, which shows the novice gambist how to embroider a given melody or chord progression with ornaments, variations, and outright inventions.
The music featured will be that of Orazio Bassani, a gambist / composer / improviser of