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n.1.(Mus.) One who plays on a theorbo.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The prodigious young violinist Theotime Langlois de Swarte together with theorbist Thomas Dunford played English Baroque ayres in a meadow clearing by the 'Mur des Cyclopes' (the Wall of the Cyclops).
The harpsichordist's part is figured only in the prologue, and the theorbist's lacks figures entirely; other evidence makes clear that the harpsichordist did not actually use this part (might he have played from a score instead?), and an eventual decision not to use theorbo at all would resonate with the state of continuo playing at the Opera in 1730.
Two of the group's members, violinist Rachel Podger and theorbist William Carter, also belong to the Palladian Ensemble, whose splendid debut disc appeared recently.