Colin Booth plays the restored 1661 Nicholas Celini Narboniensis harpsichord he owns in a program of 17th-century English composers.
Anon: My Lady Carey’s Dompe
William Byrd: My Ladye Nevel’s Grownde
Thomas Tomkins: A Short Verse
Thomas Tomkins: Grounde
Henry Purcell: A New Ground
John Blow: Mortlack’s Ground
William Inglot: The Leaves Bee Greene
Orlando Gibbons: Italian Ground
Orlando Gibbons: Pavan: Lord Salisbury
John Blow: Suite in D minor (Ground)
John Blow: Suite in D minor (Hornpipe)
John Blow: Suite in D minor (Minuet)
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia
Orlando Gibbons: Ground
Henry Purcell: Chacone
Henry Purcell: A Ground in Gamut
William Croft: Suite in A major (Ground)
William Croft: Suite in A major (Minuett)
John Blow: Ground in Gamut Flatt
Henry Purcell: Ground in D minor
Henry Purcell: Hornpipe
William Byrd: A Grounde
Writes John Collins:
This recording provides a fascinating and rewarding window into a broad range of English pieces, and is highly recommended.
Writes Alan Howard:
This is a greatly enjoyable disc, and the juxtaposition of earlier and later works is particularly to be welcomed as a demonstration of the continued vibrancy of English harpsichord music in the late 17th century.
Writes Lindsay Kemp:
The success of Booth’s performances also stems from tempi which take time to enjoy not just the harpsichord’s tone but the richness and lyricism that is there in the music.