chest of viols


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chest of viols

n
(Instruments) a set of viols of different sizes, usually six in number, used in consorts
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The viol was moribund but not yet quite dead in Italy at the time when Legrenzi composed the sonatas: for example, a chest of viols was in the possession of the Mendicanti in Venice (of which he became maestro di coro in 1676), while its sister ospedale, the Pieta, was loaned a chest of viols as late as 1706.