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Christopher Hogwood

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (2CD)

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is one of the most important collections of keyboard music of the 16th century. Recorded to accompany the Folio Society`s publication, `Music at Court` (also written by Christopher Hogwood), this collection was imaginatively distributed to the Society`s members, together with suitable vintages to accompany the literary titles. To suit the music - by Farnaby, Byrd, Philips, Peerson and Bull, together with anonymous compositions - the recordings were made on different keyboard instruments: virginal, organ, harpsichord and spinet. The recording received critical acclaim and was a Gramophone Award nominee in 1983. This marks its first international release on CD. The booklet includes the original LP sleeve notes as well as a new introduction for the reissue penned by Hogwood himself.

 

TRACK LIST
CD 1

GILES FARNABY
Fantasia
The Flatt Pavan

ANON.
Can shee
Alman – The Irishe Dumpe – Watkins Ale

WILLIAM BYRD
A Gigg

WILLIAM INGLOTT
The Leaves bee greene

PETER PHILIPS
Amarilli di Julio Romano
Galiarda Passamezzo

MARTIN PEERSON
Alman – The Primerose – The Fall of the Leafe

GILES FARNABY
Tower Hill – A Masque – A Toye
Pavana
Galliardo

WILLIAM MUNDY
Robin

ANON.
Nowel’s Galliard

GILES FARNABY
Giles Farnaby’s Dreame – His Rest – Farnabye’s Conceit – His Humour

CD 2

 

WILLIAM BYRD
John come kisse me now
The Queenes Alman

JOHN BULL
In nomine
Fantasia

PETER PHILIPS
Pavana and Galiarda ‘Pagget’

WILLIAM BYRD
Pavana and Galiarda ‘Delight’
La Volta – Alman – Wolseys Wilde – Callino Casturame – La Volta

WILLIAM TISDALE
Pavana ‘Clement Cotton’

GILES FARNABY
Loth to Depart

Christopher Hogwood, virginal, organ, harpsichord, spinet