The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Christopher Hogwood
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4805597
Barcode
00028948055975
Format
2-CD
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CD1
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

Recording information

Recording Producer: Peter Wadland
Balance Engineers: John Dunkerley, John Pellowe
Recording Locations: Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, 29 April 1981 (organ), Ham House, Petersham, Surrey, UK, 7–9 May 1981 (virginal, spinet), Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, 11–12 May 1981 (harpsichord)

Reviews

‘The present performances, in a recording of exemplary fidelity and clarity, are shapely and always alive. Hogwood can preserve a long line where needed, or infuse an infectious springiness into dance tunes like ‘Watkin’s ale’. Decorative passages are fluently played.’ Gramophone