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Gibbons: The Woods So Wild, etc / John Toll

Album Summary

>Gibbons, Orlando : Preludes (4) for Keyboard
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB13
>Gibbons, Orlando : The woods so wild, for keyboard, MB29
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB5
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasias (10) for Keyboard
>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 2nd tone, for keyboard, MB16
>Gibbons, Orlando : Galliard on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB23
>Gibbons, Orlando : Coranto on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB39
>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude (Short prelude) on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB4
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB10
>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB17
>Gibbons, Orlando : Ground on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB26
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB11
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB12
>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavane and Galliard "Lord Salisbury"
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB6
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 2nd tone (transposed), for keyboard, MB8
>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB1
>Gibbons, Orlando : The fairest nymph
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB14
>Gibbons, Orlando : The Italian Ground, for keyboard, MB27
>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude (Short prelude) on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB3
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

John Toll performs a beautiful disc of Orlando Gibbons' keyboard music which Classics Today awarded its top rating of 10/10. The well-chosen repertoire includes pieces performed on a single-manual Ruckers harpsichord interspersed with those played on Adlington Hall's restored two-manual 17th-century organ. Originally released in 2001, 'Gibbons: The Woods So Wild' has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue. A great keyboard virtuoso, Gibbons was also a fine composer of the Elizabethan 'golden age'. Gibbons' writing displays a balance of phrasing and a fine sense of texture; the 24 pieces on this recording have been selected as illustrative of the core of this repertoire. The Fantasias are the most remarkable group of pieces, and are the ones where Gibbons best displays his contrapuntal skills, displaying techniques that clearly influenced the next generation of composers. Highlights include the title track, the Lord Salisbury Pavan and Galliard, and the famous Fantasia for Double Organ. John Toll was an organist and harpsichordist with a reputation for excellence in the field of early music who sadly passed away in 2001. Through dozens of recordings and countless concerts he established a reputation as one of the best keyboard continuo players anywhere. The art of adding harmony to a bass line to enhance its essential role in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries has rarely been more comprehensively mastered, or better taught. Toll was also the first-choice keyboard player for Andrew Parrott's Taverner Players and Roger Norrington's London Baroque/Classical Players. As the early music world developed in the 1980s and 1990s Toll became an ever more central figure. He co-founded Romanesca with the lutenist Nigel North and the violinist Andrew Manze, thus helping to launch the career of one of the more recent stars of the early music scene.



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Works Details

>Gibbons, Orlando : Preludes (4) for Keyboard
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB13
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : The woods so wild, for keyboard, MB29
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB5
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasias (10) for Keyboard
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 2nd tone, for keyboard, MB16
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Galliard on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB23
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Coranto on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB39
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude (Short prelude) on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB4
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB10
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavan on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB17
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Ground on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB26
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB11
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB12
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Pavane and Galliard "Lord Salisbury"
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1612

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB6
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 2nd tone (transposed), for keyboard, MB8
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB1
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : The fairest nymph
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB14
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : The Italian Ground, for keyboard, MB27
  • Performer: John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Prelude (Short prelude) on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB3
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia
  • Performer: John Toll (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Martin's Church, Newbury, Berkshire, England (11/18/1999-11/19/1999)
  • Period Time: Renaissance