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Purcell and his Time

17th Century Chamber Music


Mattew Locke, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson, Matthew Locke, Baltzar, Henry Purcell

SKU: 4792

Year of release: 1992

Suite IV from the Broken Consort 06:41
1. Fantazie Mattew Locke 01:53
2. Courante Mattew Locke 01:03
3. Ayre Mattew Locke 03:02
4. Saraband Mattew Locke 00:41
Consort / Suite VII 08:06
5. Fantasia William Lawes 04:13
6. Air William Lawes 01:46
7. Air William Lawes 02:06
8. Fantasia John Jenkins 04:06
9. Prelude and Divisions on a ground Christopher Simpson 09:30
Suite III from the Broken Consort 07:08
10. Fantazie Matthew Locke 03:33
11. Courante Matthew Locke 01:14
12. Ayre Matthew Locke 01:37
13. Saraband Matthew Locke 00:43
Consort / Suite VII 07:48
14. Fantasia William Lawes 04:17
15. Air William Lawes 01:36
16. Air William Lawes 01:54
17. Divisions on 'John, come Kiss' Baltzar 03:24
18. Pavan a4 Henry Purcell 04:43
19. Pavan a3 Henry Purcell 03:30
20. 3 Parts upon a ground Henry Purcell 04:43
Total time: 59:43

About this album

The Golden Age of English Chamber Music or Knockt on the head. Many chose to fiddle at home than to goe out, and be knockt on the head abroad (Roger North). One man so knockt was William Lawes: In these distracted times Lawes loyalty ingaged him in the war for his Lord and Master and though he was a commissary (such officers being shot-free, as not exposed to danger) yet betrayed by his own adventurousness was casually shot at the Siege of Chester (1645). Hearing of the death of his dear servant, the Kings soul was ingrossed with mourning for him, whom he loved and called the Father of Musick (Fuller, 1662)….

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American Record Guide

(...) this inspired anthology captures the spirit and special power of this music (...) (...) The charm of this recording is in the variety of repertory, and the sonic quality is good.


Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateJanuary 1992
Recording LocationResnswoude - The Netherlands
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerTed Diehl