Selected Harpsichord Works
Orlando Gibbons

Selected Harpsichord Works

Richard Egarr

GLO 5168 - 8711525516809

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An album with no less than 23 harpsichord works by Orlando Gibbons, one of the most important figures in English music of the early 17th century. The French ambassador described him in 1624 as "the best finger of the age" and the works he composed all demonstrate his extraordinary art in no uncertain terms. They are performed here by that amazing musician Richard Egarr on copies of contemporary instruments, the 'Muselar' or Flemish virginal being the instrument that was in use in all musical 'amateur' households of the period while the small one-manual Flemish harpsichord was the most widely used 'professional' instrument of that great time in English music.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    A Fancy
    01:07
  • 2
    A Short Preludium of 4 Parts
    00:50
  • 3
    Galljardo
    02:39
  • 4
    Ground
    02:34
  • 5
    A French Ayre
    00:45
  • 6
    Almayne
    01:11
  • 7
    The French Allmaine
    01:16
  • 8
    The Wellcome
    00:55
  • 9
    A French Corantoe
    01:09
  • 10
    Fantasia
    06:39
  • 11
    Pavin
    03:58
  • 12
    An Allmaine
    02:16
  • 13
    Prelludem
    02:05
  • 14
    The lord Salisbury his Pavin
    05:18
  • 15
    Galiardo
    03:18
  • 16
    Preludium
    01:50
  • 17
    The Kings Juell
    02:06
  • 18
    Whoope doe me no harm good man
    01:29
  • 19
    Fantasia
    01:23
  • 20
    A Pavan
    06:52
  • 21
    Galliard
    03:25
  • 22
    Fantasia
    05:09
  • 23
    Pavin
    04:21