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Early Music - Paisible: Six Setts Of Airs / Musica Barocca


Release Date: 11/14/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555045   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James Paisible
Performer:  Johanna ValenciaDaniel ValenciaMaria MartinezMauricio Buraglia,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jacques Paisible (c. 1656-1721) seems to have had a real influence on musical life in London, even though his name is long forgotten. He spent about 40 years in the city and was a prolific composer of music for the theater. His main reputation as a performer was as a recorder virtuoso, and he published many works for the instrument in various combinations, including the Six Setts of Aires for two Flutes and a Bass performed here. Published in 1720, they provide good evidence for Paisible's talents both as a player and composer, which turns out to be craftsmanlike and idiomatic, with no virtuoso pretensions.

The English term "Sett" is analogous to the French "Suite", a form that included various traditional
Read more dance movements, and Paisible enhanced his minuets, sarabandes, and gavottes with an occasional rigadoon, march, or "Scotch Aire", spicing his lyrical melodic lines with an appealing sensuality. This music must have been perfect for theater intervals: it would offend no one, nor would it be too memorable to distract from the next scene.

The five members of Musica Barocca (recorders, viola da gamba, theorbo, harpsichord) all contribute excellent work here, making the most out of Paisible's pleasing melodies and sturdy, serviceable bass lines. The sound is ideal for these instruments--clear, warm, and detailed, with no dryness or harshness.

--David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sett in D minor by James Paisible
Performer:  Johanna Valencia (Recorder), Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba), Maria Martinez (Recorder),
Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo), Juan Estevez (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Sett in D major by James Paisible
Performer:  Maria Martinez (Recorder), Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba), Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo),
Johanna Valencia (Recorder), Juan Estevez (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Sett in F major by James Paisible
Performer:  Juan Estevez (Harpsichord), Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo), Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba),
Maria Martinez (Recorder), Johanna Valencia (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Sett in C minor by James Paisible
Performer:  Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo), Maria Martinez (Recorder), Johanna Valencia (Recorder),
Juan Estevez (Harpsichord), Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Sett in C major by James Paisible
Performer:  Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo), Johanna Valencia (Recorder), Juan Estevez (Harpsichord),
Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba), Maria Martinez (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Sett in B flat major by James Paisible
Performer:  Johanna Valencia (Recorder), Daniel Valencia (Viola da gamba), Mauricio Buraglia (Theorbo),
Maria Martinez (Recorder), Juan Estevez (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Barocca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Forde Abbey, Dorset, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sett in D major, Op. 2: I. Prelude
Sett in D major, Op. 2: II. Entree
Sett in D major, Op. 2: III. Minuet
Sett in D major, Op. 2: IV. Rigadoon
Sett in D major, Op. 2: V. Jigg
Sett in D major, Op. 2: VI. Minuet
Sett in D major, Op. 2: I. Prelude
Sett in D major, Op. 2: II. Allmand
Sett in D major, Op. 2: III. March
Sett in D major, Op. 2: IV. Sarabande
Sett in D major, Op. 2: V. Minuet
Sett in D major, Op. 2: VI. Sarabande
Sett in D major, Op. 2: VII. Minuet
Sett in F major, Op. 2: I. Prelude
Sett in F major, Op. 2: II. Corrant
Sett in F major, Op. 2: III. Sarabande
Sett in F major, Op. 2: IV. Boree
Sett in F major, Op. 2: V. Scotch Aire
Sett in F major, Op. 2: VI. Minuet
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: I. Largo
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: II. Allmand
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: III. Aire
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: IV. Entree
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: V. Rondeau
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: VI. Minuet
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: VII. Gavott
Suite in C minor, Op. 2, No. 4: VIII. Aire
Sett in C major, Op. 2: I. Prelude
Sett in C major, Op. 2: II. Largo
Sett in C major, Op. 2: III. Allegro
Sett in C major, Op. 2: IV. Grave
Sett in C major, Op. 2: V. March
Sett in C major, Op. 2: VI. Hornpipe
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: I. Allmand
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: II. Allegro
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: III. March
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: IV. Minuet
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: V. Grave
Sett in B flat major, Op. 2: VI. Gavott

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