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Audio Samples

>s, William : Sonata ("In Imitation of Birds")
>Purcell, Daniel : Trio Sonata for 2 recorders & continuo no 2 in G minor
>Corbett, William : Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 2/4
>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Sonate a tre (12) for 2 Violins/Flutes/Cellos and Basso continuo, Op. 2
>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sett of Aires for 2 flutes & continuo in C minor
>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Trio sonata in F
>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in G minor, Z 661
>Keller, Gottfried : Trio Sonata no 4 in B flat major
>Finger, Gottfried : Trio Sonata in G minor
>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sonata for 2 treble recorders in C minor, Op. 1/3
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405

Album Summary

>s, William : Sonata ("In Imitation of Birds")
>Purcell, Daniel : Trio Sonata for 2 recorders & continuo no 2 in G minor
>Corbett, William : Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 2/4
>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Sonate a tre (12) for 2 Violins/Flutes/Cellos and Basso continuo, Op. 2
>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sett of Aires for 2 flutes & continuo in C minor
>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Trio sonata in F
>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in G minor, Z 661
>Keller, Gottfried : Trio Sonata no 4 in B flat major
>Finger, Gottfried : Trio Sonata in G minor
>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sonata for 2 treble recorders in C minor, Op. 1/3
>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405
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Notes & Reviews:

The young vibrant Parnassian Ensemble spotted a gap in early music performance and have filled it with flair, producing a debut album of original music for two recorders and continuo from the time of Queen Anne, most of it never before available on discs. The only ensemble in England concentrating on this repertoire, the Parnassians relish in introducing to audiences this fine, original, early 18th century English recorder music which would otherwise remain virtually unknown.



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>s, William : Sonata ("In Imitation of Birds")
  • Performers: Helen Hooker (Recorder); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Daniel : Trio Sonata for 2 recorders & continuo no 2 in G minor
  • Performers: Helen Hooker (Recorder); David Pollock (Harpsichord); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710

>Corbett, William : Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 2/4
  • Performers: Helen Hooker (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1705

>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Sonate a tre (12) for 2 Violins/Flutes/Cellos and Basso continuo, Op. 2
  • Performers: Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder); David Pollock (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sett of Aires for 2 flutes & continuo in C minor
  • Performers: Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Trio sonata in F
  • Performers: Helen Hooker (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); David Pollock (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in G minor, Z 661
  • Performers: Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1696

>Keller, Gottfried : Trio Sonata no 4 in B flat major
  • Performers: Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1706

>Finger, Gottfried : Trio Sonata in G minor
  • Performers: David Pollock (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Helen Hooker (Recorder); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1701

>Paisible, James (Jacques) : Sonata for 2 treble recorders in C minor, Op. 1/3
  • Performers: Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder); Joseph Crouch (Cello); David Pollock (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1702

>Handel, George Frideric : Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405
  • Performers: David Pollock (Harpsichord); Joseph Crouch (Cello); Sophie Middleditch (Recorder); Helen Hooker (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Parnassian Ensemble
  • Notes: The National Centre for Early Music, York, England (01/18/2003-01/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1709