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aka Ditrich Stoeffken
"Few people today know the name of Ditrich Stoeffken, but he was one of the most brilliant viol-players in the seventeenth century. Despite his German origin, he seems to have spent a great part of his life in England. He was appointed 'musician for the consort in ordinary' at the court of Charles I, and was entrusted with the task of choosing the King's viols. Jenkins was a great friend of his, and at the age of 80 sent him 'kind tokens which were pieces of music'. Stoeffken's Sarraband  is a profoundly beautiful piece, which exploits to the full the resonance of the particular tuning it calls for."
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