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Music From The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book / Joseph Payne

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Release Date: 08/30/1997 
Label:  Vox Box Catalog #: 5085   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  William ByrdGiles FarnabyJohn BullPeter Phillips,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph Payne
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This seems to me a good selection from the 297 pieces which make up the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book: Byrd, Bull and Farnaby, the three most voluminous con tributors to the collection, are well represented; and the range of choice covers from full-scale contrapuntal fantasias (one of Byrd's takes almost ten minutes, and so does one of the Bull In nomines), through sets of variations, song arrangements, dance movements (varying from 5-minute pavans to brief jigs), down to little moodpieces... [I]t does seem just a bit perverse to present what is certainly meant to be virginal music on the organ and the harpsichord—the latter proudly claimed on the sleeve as an "exceptionally large instrument" (a claim amply borne out by the actual Read more sound). It's possible to make out a good case for the use of the organ, in that the instruments were considered interchangeable up to a point; and in the more sustained contrapuntal items it has obvious advantages (and it is mostly in these that it is used here)... Mr Payne is a nicely crisp player and, without any special subtleties of rhythm or phrasing, gives a clear account of the 41 pieces...

-- Stanley Sadie, Gramophone [10/1966]
reviewing the original LP release


Performed by Joseph Payne, Organ and Harpsichord
first released in 1965
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasias (2) by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2. Miserere a 4 by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3. Work(s) by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4. Pavan by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5. Fantasia for keyboard by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6. Bony Sweet Robin by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7. Loath to Depart by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8. In nomine for 5 Viols by John Bull
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9. Pavan by Peter Phillips
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10. Pavans for keyboard, unidentified: Pavana by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11. Alman in C major, MB 44 "Monsieur's Alman" by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12. Lavolta in G minor no 1, MB 90 "Lady Morley" by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13. Alman by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14. Wilson's wild, MB 37 by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15. A Gigg by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16. Goe from My Window, for harpsichord by John Mundy
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
17. Munday's Joy by John Mundy
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18. Why aske you by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19. Can shee [excuse], arrangement for harpsichord (after J. Dowland; Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20. Fain Would I Wed by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
21. Barafostus Dreame (Musica Britannica 62) by Thomas Tomkins
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
22. Muscadin by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
23. Duke of Brunswick's Alman by John Bull
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
24. The Duchesse of Brunswick's Toye by John Bull
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
25. Work(s): Three Almans by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
26. Tower Hill by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
27. A toye by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
28. Giles Farnaby's dreame by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
29. Farnaby's Conceit by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
30. His rest by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
31. The Carman's Whistle, MB 36 by William Byrd
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
32. Pavana Dolorosa by Peter Phillips
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Harpsichord), Joseph Payne (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
33. Alman by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
34. Watkin's Ale, song by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1600; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
35. The Fall of the Leafe by Martin Peerson
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1600-1650; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
36. La Coranto by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Payne (Organ), Joseph Payne (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 

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