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Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Works by Giovanni Picchi, Gibbons, Thomas Morely, John Bull, Farnaby, Byrd, and Peter Philips / Ton Koopman, Harpsichord

Album Summary

>Picchi, Giovanni : Toccata (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB15
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Nancy, variations for keyboard
>Bull, John : Ut Re Mi Fa So la for keyboard (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Farnaby, Giles [Composer] : Up Tails All, variations for harpsichord
>Byrd, William : Pavan, arrangement for keyboard in A minor, MB 99a (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; after Holborne; attri
>Byrd, William : Galliard for keyboard in A minor, MB 99c (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; spurious)
>Philips, Peter : Amarilli Di Julio Romano
>Philips, Peter : Pavana Dolorosa
>Philips, Peter : Gallliarda Dolorosa
>Anonymous : Pakington's Pownde (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Fitzwilliam Virginal book is one of the primary sources of keyboard music. The book, which is now housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, hails from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods in England. This release features excerpts from the Fitzwilliam Virginal book from composers including Giovanni Picchi, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, William Bird, and more. English conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Ton Koopman performs the works on this album. He was knighted in 2003, receiving the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and is currently a professor at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Utrecht, Maria Minor (12/1986).



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Works Details

>Picchi, Giovanni : Toccata (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1610

>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB15
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Nancy, variations for keyboard
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bull, John : Ut Re Mi Fa So la for keyboard (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Farnaby, Giles [Composer] : Up Tails All, variations for harpsichord
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Byrd, William : Pavan, arrangement for keyboard in A minor, MB 99a (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; after Holborne; attri
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Galliard for keyboard in A minor, MB 99c (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; spurious)
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Philips, Peter : Amarilli Di Julio Romano
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Philips, Peter : Pavana Dolorosa
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Philips, Peter : Gallliarda Dolorosa
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Pakington's Pownde (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance