The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Vol.4: Farnaby & Bull | Brilliant Classics 95254BR

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Vol.4: Farnaby & Bull

Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95254BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 22nd January 2016



This new instalment in the first complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, a prestigious project of unprecedented scope and importance, is a double-CD containing works by Farnaby and Bull.

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is the most famous, extensive and important collection of keyboard music from the English Elizabethan and Jacobean Era. Lodged in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, it contains more than 300 works for the virginal, by composers such as John Bull, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins and many others.

This set contains works by Giles Farnaby and John Bull, two famous British keyboardists, and consist of a wide variety of dance forms such as Pavan, Galliarda, Fantasia and instrumental arrangements of popular songs or madrigals.

Pieter Jan Belder is one of the world’s foremost keyboard players, with an astonishing number of CDs to his name: the complete Scarlatti Sonatas, Bach keyboard works, Rameau, Soler, Duphly, Marais, CPE Bach, Corelli, Purcell, Telemann... He also wrote the excellent liner notes in the booklet.

Track Listing:
CD 1 Giles Farnaby

1. Farmers Pavan CCLXXXVII
2. Galliarda CCLXIX
3. Fantasia CCXXXVI
4. Mal sims CCLXXXI
5. Pavana XXXIX
6. Meridian Alman CCXCI
7. A Maske CXCVIII
8. Quodlings Delight CXIV
9. Fantasia CCXXXII
10. A Maske CCIX
11. Wooddy-Cock CXLI
12. Fantasia CCXXXVII
13. Giles Farnabys Dreame CXCIV
14. His Rest Galiard CXCV
15. Farnabyes Conceit CCLXXIII
16. His Humour CXCVI
17. Fantasia CCXXXI
18. Rosasolis CXLIII
19. Lachrimae Pavan CCXC
20. A Toye CCLXX
21. A Maske CXCIX
22. Tell mee Daphne CCLXXX
23. Loth to Depart CCXXX
24. For Two Virginals LV
with Gerhard Boogaard (harpsichord)
CD 2 John Bull

1. Pavana of my L.[ord] Lumley XLI
2. Galliarda to my L.[ord] Lumley’s Pavan XI
3. Praeludium in A Minor, FWB CCX
4. Fantasia CVIII
5. Pavana CXXXVI
6. Galliarda CXXXVII
7. Pavana XXXIV
8. Galiard to the Pavan XXXV
9. Prelude CXCII
10. Ut re mi fa sol la LI
11. St Thomas Wake XXXVI
12. The Duke of Brunswicks Alman CXLII
13. Pipers Galiard CLXXXII
14. Variatio Ejusdem CLXXXIII
15. The Quadran Pavan XXXI
16. Variation of the Quadran Pavan XXXII
17. Galiard to the Quadran Pavan XXXIII

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