Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of theorbo.

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Examples

  • She'll take advantage of Praetorius 'instrumental open-mindedness to show off the ensemble's early musical resources, including three giraffe-like bass lutes, known as theorbos, as well as the baroque precursor of the trombone, the sackbut.

    Cleveland Scene

  • Using just 12 voices in combinations from duets to full chorus, the sequence achieved all the intimacy of chamber music when accompanied simply by two theorbos and organ, yet resonated with Venetian splendour when cornetts, sackbuts and violins were added.

    Bath Mozartfest – review

  • The angélique may undoubtedly be classified within the family of the theorbos.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In lutes as well as in theorbos the basic principle for tuning the strings that go over the neck is the mixture of intervals of perfect fourth and third.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The band, a crack seven-member ensemble of period-instrument players (theorbos, baroque harp, viola da gamba and violins), was directed by Avi Stein from the harpsichord.

    'Poppea' Has a Club Date

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The only thing in the place worth a man's consideration, save a few water-colours, was the honest grand piano, which, because it did not æsthetically harmonize with his squeaky, pot-bellied theorbos and tinkling spinet, he had hidden in an alcove behind a curtain.

    The Rough Road

  • He seems to have made an expert and scientific study of it, and the reader hears continually the sound of lutes, harpsichords, violas, theorbos, virginals, and flageolets.

    Among Famous Books

  • The queens passed to their own apartments, accompanied by them music of theorbos and lutes; the king found his musketeers awaiting him on the grand flight of steps, for M. Fouquet had brought them on from M.lun and had invited them to supper.

    The Man in the Iron Mask

  • The queens passed to their own apartments, accompanied by the music of theorbos and lutes; the king found his musketeers awaiting him on the grand flight of steps, for M. Fouquet had brought them on from M.lun, and had invited them to supper.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After"

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