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Theorbo


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  • Variants

    • Chitarrone
    • Téorbe
    • Theorb
    • Théorbe
    • Tiorba
    • Tuorba
    • Tuorbe
  • Use For

  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Chitarrone
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2007468775: Torelli, F. A tutor for the theorbo, c2006:p. 4 (In the Italian repertoire from the early 1600's, the theorbo is also known as the chitarrone. Many musicians and scholars long believed that this second term referred to a different instrument altogether, but we now know, also thanks to the writings of the composers E. de Cavalieri, A. Piccinini and G. Kapsberger, that tiorba (theorbo) and chitarrone were used synonymously in Italy in the first half of the 17th century. Afterwords, the first name prevailed, which gave rise to the French term "théorbe" and the English "theorbo.")
    • found: Grove music online, viewed Oct. 17, 2007:under Theorbo ((Fr. téorbe, théorbe, tuorbe; Ger. Theorb; It. tiorba, tuorba). An instrument of the Western lute family with stopped courses considerably longer than those of a lute and with a separate nut and pegbox for a set of longer, unstopped bass strings. The Italian names chitarrone and tiorba were used synonymously for the same instrument, depending on personal or regional preferences. During the 17th century and part of the 18th the theorbo was popular as an accompanying instrument, and in the 17th century a certain amount of solo music in tablature was published for it.) under Chitarrone (A name used synonymously with tiorba (see Theorbo) in Italy during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. After 1600, the alternative name tiorba was often used. Two contemporary references, Praetorius (1619) and Piccinini (1623), led some modern writers to conjecture that the chitarrone was strung with wire and the tiorba with gut. However, this theory has been discredited by subsequent research.)
  • LC Classification

    • MT654.T54
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2009-03-26: revised
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