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The Susanne Van Soldt Virginal Book / Penson


Release Date: 06/10/2008 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 264   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anonymous
Performer:  Guy PensonPatrick Denecker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dated 1599, the manuscript by Susanne van Soldt is a fascinating anthology of music for the virginal at the end of the Renaissance. Born in the Low Countries but having also lived in London, the owner of this manuscript was therefore able to play the latest music of her time; the manuscript includes not only versions of such famous pieces as the Lassus song 'Suzanne un jour' but also a fair number of Psalms in Dutch. Guy Penson performs this anthology on a characteristically Dutch instrument, a 'mother and child' virginal: this virginal contains a complete smaller virginal within its resonance chest that can 'come forth from its mother's womb' and can be played either separately or coupled to the keyboard of the mother instrument. Dated 1599, the manuscript by Susanne van Soldt is a fascinating anthology of music for the virginal at the end of the Renaissance. Born in the Low Countries but having also lived in London, the owner of this manuscript was therefore able to play the latest music of her time; the manuscript includes not only versions of such famous pieces as the Lassus song 'Suzanne un jour' but also a fair number of Psalms in Dutch. Guy Penson performs this anthology on a characteristically Dutch instrument, a 'mother and child' virginal: this virginal contains a complete smaller virginal within its resonance chest that can 'come forth from its mother's womb' and can be played either separately or coupled to the keyboard of the mother instrument. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 30, Prelude [in G major] by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 1, Brande Champanje by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 2, Almande de symmerman by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
4.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 32, Allemande Loreyne by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 6, Myn siele wilt den Herre by Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick Denecker (Recorder)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Patrick Denecker. 
6.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 10, Susanna vung jour by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 3, Almande de La nonette "Queen's Alman" by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 4, De frans galliard by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 14, Almande prynce by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 5, Galliarde qu˙ passe by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 11, Pavane Bassano by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
12.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 12, Galliarde Bassani by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 17, Brabanschen gronden dans ofte Brand by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 20, Tobyas om sterven gheneghen by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
15.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 15, Almande de amour by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 19, Pavane dan Vers by Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick Denecker (Recorder), Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Patrick Denecker. 
17.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 31, [Untitled piece, in G major] by Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick Denecker (Recorder), Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Patrick Denecker. 
18.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 25, Ghij volcheren des aertrijcx al by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 13, Almande Brun Smeedelyn by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
20.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 16, Almande [in D major] by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 28, Godt die der goden Heer is sprechen sal by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 22, De quadre pavanne by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 23, De quadre galliard by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
24.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 24, Heer ich wil U vut's herten gront by Anonymous
Performer:  Patrick Denecker (Recorder), Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Patrick Denecker. 
25.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 21, Almande trycottee by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
26.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 7, Als een hert gejaecht by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 33, Pavane Prymera by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
28.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 27, Des boosdoenders will seer quat-Satet op Heer toont U onversacht by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
29.
Van Soldt Manuscript: no 18, Ontfarmt U over mij arme sondaer-Ich bydde U helpt mij o God by Anonymous
Performer:  Guy Penson (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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