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The viol (rhymes with ‘mile’) is a gentle-sounding instrument that was a popular from the 15th to the 18th century.  During this period, music for viol consorts was generally written for groups of two to six players, and Vancouver Viols brings this music to live, complete in period clothing. 

Four musicians, ten instruments, and music from five different countries : England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France : exquisite pieces by Purcell, Bevin, Gibbons, Lupo, Nicolai, del Encina, Arbeau, Cabezon, Vivaldi, Verdelot, Marais and Charpentier.