Indeed he does.

And the Portuguese call it a viola - just to confound us all.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mjos & Larson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Monica Hall" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Michael Fink" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Vihuelalist" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [VIHUELA] Re: Fuenllana 5c vihuela

This topic brings to mind that Antonio de Santa Cruz (c.1699,
according to Tyler) called his 5-course instrument the "Biguela
hordinaria" -- the common vihuela.

What's in a name? That which we call a vihuela
By any other name would sound as sweet.

-- Rocky

On Jun 7, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Monica Hall wrote:

Subject: RE: [VIHUELA] Re: Fuenllana 5c vihuela

Ah, yes! But Fuenllana was published in 1554. That's the latest date the 5c
music could have been written.

Espinel is much later than that, and Amat even later (probably 1586).

What is unclear is the relationship between the 4-course guitar and the vihuela, whether there was any appreciable difference between the two, apart from size and number of courses.

It may have been more to do with the different roles, and kind of music the two instruments played.



then, the vihuela must have been fading away (last book: Da├ža,  1576), and
some bewailed its demise in the wake of the guitar's popularity.


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