Tobacco (Hume, Tobias)
Phillip Serna (voice and bass viol)
Phillip W. Serna
Performed December 13, 2010 by Dr. Phillip W. Serna. Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Serna works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. For more information, visitand .
Scores and Parts
Transcribed into modern notation with Lute tablature.
|First Publication||1605 in The First Part of Ayres or the Musicall Humours (No.3)|
|Instrumentation||Voice and bass lute (or Bass viol)|
Tobacco is Hume's most famous, though now rather politically incorrect, piece. The two original prints of Captaine Hume are available collection page, but you will find the modern notation much easier to read.