Image: Fra Angelico Florentine school ca.1400
     15TH C. VIOL PROJECT deutsche Version  

Consort of Viols by Richard Earle

The foundation has ordered a set of viols in the style of the second half of the 15th century with the viol maker Richard Earle (Basel). We will present the process of construction with images and texts. The setup of the consort is as follows: 

Diskant: c-f-b-d'-g'-c''
Tenor: G-c-f-a-d'-g'
Bass: D-G-c-e-a-d'

As soon as the consort will be finished, it will be used for a recording of chansons by Antoine Busnois with the ensemble Leones.

Afterwards musicians can apply for borrowing these instruments for concert projects.


The bass viol is finished!

After quite a torturous process of building our bass viol is finally finished! The last instrument to complete our consort will now be the tenor viol.

The treble viol is finished!

In all its beauty!

First steps for the treble viol

The work for our treble viol has started, the wood is cut and awaits the next steps! We will document these steps as well. 

The treble viol will be finished soon!

Work has started on the bass viol

The back will be constructed from a single piece of wood. 

Bass viol top and neck

Work is progressing fine!

        by novamatrix