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A 16-foot organ stop yielding stringlike tones similar to those of a cello.

[Italian, augmentative of viola, viola; see viola1.]
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(Instruments) the double-bass member of the viol family lying an octave below the viola da gamba. It corresponds to the double bass in the violin family
[C18: from Italian, from viola1 + -one, augmentative suffix]
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According to information given in the thematic catalogue, this manuscript is incomplete: it is lacking a title page, and the only extant parts are for alto, two violins, violone, and organo.
Arcangelo Corelli, Sonate a Violino e Violone o Cimbalo (Amsterdam: Estienne Roger, c.
The orchestral core--violins I and II, viola, cello and violone, and organ continuo--is linked mainly to choir I, whose instruments tend to carry the concerted material.
Some of the tracks call for a cappella singing, others include accompaniment by continuo and/or various combinations of a pair of violins, violone, viola, cello, oboe and lute, all under the able direction of Alexander Weimann, Artistic Director of Vancouver's Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
For that matter, a violone would also give the extra low octave and a strong argument may be made in favour of using this instrument in terms of period performance practice.
Soprano Shari Alise Wilson and countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf will perform with an ensemble that includes violins, viola, violone, harpsichord and viola da gamba.
The edition consists of a full score for the conductor and organist; a piano/vocal score with all of the choruses, arias for soloists and trios; a choral edition for SSATB, without orchestral ritornelli, solo and trio arias; orchestral parts for two violins; violone (cello); contra bass; and, for Part VI, five gambas.
largest version, the violone survives in the modern orchestra and jazz
The choir will be accompanied by Marc Vanscheeuwijck on violone and Rose Whitmore on organ.
The additional instruments are two oboes, bassoon, three trumpets, timpani and violone, plus eight ripienists (even if their `imprecise fingering and false blowing' would do `more harm than good').