What's New on
Saraband Music's website


Aquila strings are back in stock. I was a bit short for a while there.

Two more new editions are out now:

SM159 - Original Scotch-Tunes for Violin (1700) $22 ($20)

SM159a - as above, transposed for viola $22 ($20)

Unaccompanied violin (or viola) pieces, mostly the dance called scotch-measure, but a few reels and strathspeys thrown in for good measure.

I have updated my pdf sheet music catalogues with new editions, and repriced Corda Music.

The National Easter Viol School brochure is out. Click here for a copy.

Two more new editions are out now:

SM158 - Ward: Vota persolvam, for TrTrTTBB viols

SM158a - the same, but for SSATTB recorders

Two more new editions are available now:

SM156 - Easy duets for tenor & bass viols (or viola & cello)

SM157 - Intermediate duets for tenor & bass viols (or viola & cello)

Sample pages and info are available. Audio to come.

There are two Hiscox cello cases in stock now. One ivory, one dark. The neck is a bit too narrow for a bass viol unfortunately. These Hiscox cases are about the safest on the market as flight cases. RRP $895; Saraband's price $850. Can be mailed at cost, but prefer pickup.

The new Leatherwood Rosin cleaning cloth is in stock now. $8. Great for removing old rosin so you can replace it with the lovely Leatherwood. Baroque rosins are in stock now.

My pdf catalogues of publisher catalogues have been reloaded with amendments, including a major repricing of Fuzeau, but also other additions and deletions.

Three great new editions are available now:

SM153 - Adriano Banchieri - Five Canzonas, arranged for TrTrTTB viols $24.60 ($24)

SM154 - C. Monteverdi & C. Gesualdo - Two settings of Baci soavi e cari, arranged for TrTrTTB viols $19.80 ($18)

SM155 - J. Arcadelt - Two madrigals (Carissima Isabella, Il bianco e dolce cigno) arranged for TrTTB viols $15.40 ($14)


A reasonable range of Toro strings are now in stock. Please ask.


Time sure flies when you're having fun!

New editions out now:

SM151 - Frescobaldi: Messa della Madonna, arr. for TrTTB viols by John Weretka. $24 ($26.40)

SM152 - Frescobaldi: Three pieces, arrange for TrTTB viols (one for TrTTTB) by John Weretka. $24 ($26.40)

Toro strings are now in stock. I have limited gauges as yet, but gut from .58 to .85, and overwounds for violin, viola and cello are now here. All sheep gut. More will be coming soon.

A new CD just out from Les Voix Humaines is now in stock at Saraband Music. $25 inc GST. It's Dowland's Lachrimae, with guest Nigel North on lute.

Also available through Saraband is Laura Vaughan's CD of the Bach gamba sonatas. $24 inc GST.

I'm just back from visiting Wellington, NZ. Thanks to all my old friends for the welcome. I had a great time.

I will be at the AUSTA Conference in Perth in July, and I'm also running an Intro to the Viol workshop on the morning of 7th July at Trinity College in Perth. Bookings essential, so please contact me for the link. I will also be playing with the Perth Viol Consort the night before on the 6th at 7.30. St Patrick's Anglican Church, Mt Lawley. See you there!

News this month is that Saraband Music will be stocking Toro strings in the near future. It will take time to build up stock, so my first order will be plain gut ox and ram strings for violin, treble viol and pardessus. Thicker strings and overwounds will be in stock in a month or two.

SM149 - Dario Castello: Sonata prima, arranged for bass viol and keyboard is now available. $15 ($16.50 inc GST)

SM150 - The Bass Recorder Book, Vol. 5 - Tielman Susato's Danserye (1551) is now available for $24 ($26.40 inc GST)

Saraband Music will be at the French baroque workshop in Hobart this month, selling music, strings, bows and more.

Lots more strings and bows on order now. Should be here soon.