Chelys - The Journal of the Viola Da Gamba Society
, published annually since 1969 by the Viola da Gamba Society
is now The Viola da Gamba Society
Journal, as of 2007 (indexed by IIMP).
She also was a member of the Viola da Gamba Society
of America, the Minnesota Guitar Society and the American Association of University Women.
Burnett, `Bowed string instruments of the Baroque basso continuo', Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, vii (1970).
Allsop, `The role of the stringed bass as a continuo instrument in Italian seventeenth century instrumental music', Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society, vii (1978), p.32.
The journal of the Viola da Gamba Society (Great Britain), Chelys folded this past year and the editor of the Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America is more likely to solicit articles than turn many away.
Stuart Cheney, an American musicologist who is the editor of the Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America mentioned above, in his article on Hotman and Dubuisson, both important seventeenth-century players, draws heavily on his important dissertation, digesting some of it into a very useful summary.
Between 7 and 9 July 1995 members of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain gathered at York University (alongside a colourful array of bishops at synod) for a conference on 'The fantasia in England from Alfonso Ferrabosco II to Henry Purcell'.
Conference papers will be published in full in the 1996 issue of the Viola da Gamba Society's journal, Chelys.
The most intensive study of distinctions between the violin and viol repertories, with documentary and stylistic evidence of the transition from viol to violin, is Peter Holman's Four and Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court, 1540-1690 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993; see my review in the Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society
of America 31 : 84-89).
Looking for their own structure for the edition, Ashbee and Bellingham reject the rather arbitrary numbering sequences formerly used by Meyer and by the Viola da Gamba Society
in favour of an ordering that they feel to be the most consistently reliable of the large number of manuscript sources for Alfonso's music.
Consequently, both base the numbering of works on this source rather than on the numbering in Gordon Dodd's Thematic Index of Music for Viol (London: Viola da Gamba Society
of Great Britain, 1980).
The title of each piece is accompanied by a reference to its number in the Thematic Index of Music for Viols edited by Gordon Dodd (six installments, London: Viola da Gamba Society