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Kit Armstrong

William Byrd & John Bull: The Visionaries of Piano (2CD)

American pianist and composer Kit Armstrong steps back in time to revive the spirit of Elizabethan England. For his first album on Deutsche Grammophon, Kit Armstrong presents works by two composers who elevated instrumental music to new heights of refinement in the Golden Age of Elizabeth I and her successor James I.

TRACK LIST

CD1

1. Byrd: Prelude (Parthenia 1; MB 27/1)
2. Byrd: Pavan “Sir William Petre” (Parthenia 2; MB 27/3a)
3. Byrd: Galliard (Parthenia 3; MB 27/3b)
4. Byrd: The Flute and the Drum [The Battle (Nevell 4; MB 28/94)]
5. Byrd: The Woods so Wild - 14 Variations (Fitzwilliam 67; MB 28/85)
6. Byrd: The Maiden's Song - 8 Variations (Fitzwilliam 126; Nevell 28; MB 28/82)
7. Byrd: John Come Kiss Me Now - 16 Variations (Fitzwilliam 10; MB 28/81)
8. Bull: Fantasia (Fitzwilliam 108)
9. Bull: Fantastic Pavan (Fitzwilliam 34; MB 19/86a)
10. Bull: Fantastic Galliard (Fitzwilliam 35; MB 19/86b)
11. Bull: Canons 51 - 48 - 39 - 7 - 15 - 114 (ÖNB Mus. Hs. 17771)
12. Bull: Prelude "Laet ons met herten reijne" (MB 14/56; BL Add. MS 23623 f. 65)
13. Bull: Carol "Laet ons met herten reijne" (MB 14/56; BL Add. MS 23623 f. 65)
14. Bull: Les Buffons - 15 Variations (MB 19/101; BL Add. MS 23623 f. 22)
15. Bull: Walsingham - 30 Variations (Fitzwilliam 1; MB 19/85)
16. Byrd: Pavan “The Earl of Salisbury” (Parthenia 6; MB 27/15a)
17. Byrd: Galliard (Parthenia 7; MB 27/15b)
18. Byrd: Second Galliard “Mris Marye Bronwlo” (Parthenia 8; MB 27/15c)
19. Byrd: The Bells (Fitzwilliam 69; MB 27/38)

CD 2

1. Bull: Queen Elizabeth’s (Chromatic) Pavan (MB 19/87a)
2. Bull: My Grief (Fitzwilliam 190; MB 19/139)
3. Byrd: O Mistress Mine - 6 Variations (Fitzwilliam 66; MB 28/83)
4. Byrd: The Second Ground - 16 Variations (Nevell 30; MB 27/42)
5. Bull: Prelude (Fitzwilliam 43)
6. Bull: Melancholy Pavan (MB 19/67a)
7. Byrd: The Earl of Oxford’s March (Fitzwilliam 259; Nevell 3; MB 28/93)
8. Byrd: Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la - Fantasia (Fitzwilliam 101; Nevell 9; MB 28/64)
9. Byrd: Ut, mi, re - Fantasia (Fitzwilliam 102; MB 28/65)
10. Bull: Canons 68 - 78 - 79 - 65 - 3 - 53 (ÖNB Mus. Hs. 17771)
11. Byrd: Walsingham - 22 Variations (Fitzwilliam 68; Nevell 31; MB 27/8)
12. Byrd: Sellinger's Round - 9 Variations (Fitzwilliam 64; Nevell 37; MB 28/84)
13. Bull: Fantasia on a Fugue of Sweelinck (MB 14/4; BL Add. MS 23623 f. 52)
14. Bull: Telluris ingens conditor: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 (MB 14/47; BL Add. Ms 23623 f. 170)