Caroling began thousands of years ago in Europe as a pagan tradition. Carols were songs that were sung while dancing around stone circles and they were originally sung during every season. It is unclear whether. It is uncertain whether the word carole is derived from the Midieval Latin noun charaula, which is meanas a song accompanied by a flute or reed instrument, or if it is from the Old French verb, “carole” which means to sing with joy or praise.
This month we've decided to feature our Jacek Mastal violin. This violin was finished in 2001 at the William Harris Lee & Company violin shop in Chicago. Aside from being a very elegant looking violin, it can be described as having a very sweet sound, especially in the upper register. This violin would be perfect for an advanced or pre conservatory student.
Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) was an Italian Romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso. Bottesini held much acclaim for his mastery – he is often considered the Paganini of the double bass. He contributed so heavily to double bass technique and repertoire, the double bass is now considered a more versatile instrument. Bottesini's innovations allowed composers to utilize the bass in more diverse ways, extending its function and elevating its appreciation.
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