All that is certainly going on for viole adept Nima Ben David and ensemble on Pieces de violes (Hopital Alpha 007). It is a consort with lead basse de viole plus the figured bass of another viole, theorbo or guitar, and harpsichord. WHAT notes are determined by a selection of gems by Francois Couperin (1668-1733) and Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745), both renowned exponents of the music in their day, the latter primarily a viole virtuoso, the former you probably already know, except perhaps not his viole music.
The ensemble gives off with a kind of depth of feeling, a timelessness in the slower passages that is uncanny. The more rapid movements have a pronounced momentum and spunk. The ensemble does a superb job giving us the enveloped, surging resonant sound and a singular feeling and then the composers' note choices hit you as ravishing throughout.
Nima Ben David is really first-rate among contemporary practitioners of the ancient sound and the ensemble is in perfect flowing symmetry.
I could listen to this music all day. It is a bright spot in my ear activities for the last week or so. You really should hear it! My highest recommendations on this one.