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New Old Albion: Music Around the Harp Consorts of William Lawes

Byrd / Il Caleidoscopio Ensemble
Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95274   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  William LawesJohn PlayfordChristopher SimpsonJohn Dowland,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release will transport the listener into the court of King Charles II. Known as the “Merry Monarch,” King Charles II restored his court’s cultural life with his ensemble of violin, viola da gamba, theorbo, and harp, which was gathered with the intent of entertaining the king.; Only the Harp Consorts by William Lawes are the remaining compositions for this instrumental combination. This program, based around the Consorts, also includes works by Byrd, Simpson, Playford, Dowland, and Locke.; This is the CD debut of Il Caleidoscopio Ensemble, who perform on these period instruments. This new release will transport the listener into the court of King Charles II. Known as the “Merry Monarch,” King Charles II restored his court’s cultural life with his ensemble of violin, viola da gamba, theorbo, and harp, which was gathered with the intent of entertaining the king.; Only the Harp Consorts by William Lawes are the remaining compositions for this instrumental combination. This program, based around the Consorts, also includes works by Byrd, Simpson, Playford, Dowland, and Locke.; This is the CD debut of Il Caleidoscopio Ensemble, who perform on these period instruments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Consort for harp, bass viol, violin & theorbo No. 4 in D minor by William Lawes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
A Division on a ground by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Divisions in E minor for solo bass viol & organ "Minuritiones septimae" (from the Division-Violist, by Christopher Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1659 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Preludium, P 98 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
The Bells, MB 38 by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1599; England 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Pavane & 2 Galliards The Earle of Salisbury: Pavana The Earle of Salisbury by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Pavane & 2 Galliards The Earle of Salisbury: Galiardo by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
8.
Paul's Steeple (from John Playford's Dancing Master) (a.k.a. "The Duke of Norfolk", "St. Paul's Stee by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Suite for treble viol (or violin), bass viol & optional continuo No. 4 in D minor (For Several Frien by Matthew Locke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
Consort (Fantazy) for harp, bass viol, violin & theorbo No. 11 in D minor by William Lawes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
11.
Consort (Pavan) for harp, bass viol, violin & theorbo No. 8 in G major by William Lawes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Caleidoscopio (Harp Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2014 
Venue:  Crema, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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