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RE 0132

Tickle the Minkin: 17th-century lyra viol music

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Robert Smith

viola da gamba

Venue:

Zuidervermaning, Westzaan, The Netherlands

Venue

Producer:

Adam Binks

Producer

Engineer:

Adam Binks

Engineer

Record Label
Resonus

Genre:

Early Music


Baroque

Total Time - 64:15
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THOMAS MACE

 

Pieces in Harpe Sette Sharpe

 
1 I Prelude 1:17
2 II Allemande 2:20
3 III Courante 1:19
4 IV Carillon 4:16
5 V Air 2:04
6 VI Allemande & Sarabande 1:57
7 VII Thumping Almaine 1:23
     
 

JOHN JENKINS

 

Pieces in ‘ededf’

 
8 I Allemande 2:11
9 II Allemande 1:37
10 III Sarabande 1:31
     
 

ANONYMOUS

 

Pieces in Lancashire Pipes Tuning

 
11 I Prelude & Lancashire Pipes 3:11
12 II Kate of Hardie, Piggies of Rumsey & Lancashire Pipes 1:40
     
 

JOHN JENKINS

 

Pieces in French Sette

 
13 I Almaine 2:52
14 II Courante 1:58
15 III Allemande 2:01
16 IV Courante 1:25
17 V Courante 1:35
     
 

ANONYMOUS

 

Pieces in High Harp Flat

 
18 I Prelude 1:41
19 II Allemande 1:32
20 III Courante 1:37
21 IV Courante 1:36
22 V Sarabande 0:39
23 VI Allemande 2:40
24 VII Courante 1:24
25 VIII Sarabande 1:19
     
 

Pieces in ‘fedef’

 
26 I Air 1:43
27 II Air 1:12
     
28 

Alfonso Waye Tuning

5:39
     
 

Pieces in Harpe Sette Flat

 
29 I Courante 1:09
30 II Allemande 1:40
31 III Sarabande 0:32
32 IV Allemande 1:23
33 V Courante 1:13
34 VI Sarabande 0:37
35 VII Air 2:02
     
 Robert Smith viola da gamba


 Viola da gambist and founder member of the acclaimed Baroque trio Fantasticus Robert Smith makes his solo recording debut with a fascinating programme of 17th-century  works for lyra viol. Employing new editions prepared by the performer, the majority of this stunning recital is from English composers and was sourced from a manuscript collection of mysterious origin housed in the British Library. 

 
Containing a varied array of composers, styles as well as unusual tunings, Smith’s polished virtuoso performances showcase the obvious accomplishments of the original owner and compiler of this valuable collection including music from such names as John Jenkins, Thomas Mace, Dietrich Steffkins, Simon Ives & Charles Coleman.

 "An exemplary showcase for the music of a forgotten member of the English viol consort... Robert Smith’s readings are technically assured... "

Robin Stowell - The Strad - September 2014


"...this is a fascinating and magnificently performed recital of recondite and yet attractve music that I have found is best listened to in the quiet and solitude of the late evening."

Christopher Price - International Record Review - September 2014


                          Instrumental Choice 

            Performance *****          Recording *****

"...Such a gamut of styles demands terrific flexibility, and Robert Smith is an outstanding interpreter, casting eloquent melodies and long-breathed contrapuntal lines. The airy acoustic captures the resonance of his instrument in a recording that delights and surprises."

Kate Bolton - BBC Music magazine - September 2014




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