Colin Booth plays the 17th-century harpsichord he purchased in 2012 and restored in 2013. It is signed and dated Nicholas Celini Narboniensis 1661, and has Italinate features as do some early French harpsichords. Its style is significantly different when compared to 18th-century French instruments, thus it and other early French instruments are revelatory to the music of Louis Couperin (1626-1661), who died in the year this instrument was built.
Prélude in D major
Allemande in D minor
Chaconne la Complaignante
Chaconne la Bergeronnette
Prélude in G minor
Prélude in C major
Prélude à l’imitation de Mr. Froberger
Menuet de Poitou et son Double
Reviews Julie-Anne Sadie in Gramophone:
".. the performer never disappoints: his interpretations are at once poetic, luxuriant and emotionally compelling....Booth treats us to a fascinating musical experience."