The Susanne van Soldt Virginal Book | Ricercar RIC264

The Susanne van Soldt Virginal Book

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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC264

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th May 2008

Contents

Artists

Guy Penson (virginals)
Patrick Deneker (recorder)

Works

Soldt, Susanne van

Virginal Book

Artists

Guy Penson (virginals)
Patrick Deneker (recorder)

About

Dated 1599, the manuscript by Susanne van Soldt is a fascinating anthology of music for the virginal at the end of the Renaissance.

Born in the Low Countries but having also lived in London, the owner of this manuscript was therefore able to play the latest music of her time; the manuscript includes not only versions of famous pieces but also a fair number of Psalms in Dutch.

Guy Penson performs this anthology on a characteristically Dutch instrument, a 'mother and child' virginal: this virginal contains a complete smaller virginal within its resonance chest that can 'come forth from its mother's womb' and can be played either separately or coupled to the keyboard of the mother instrument.

Track listing:
1. Preludium
2. Brande champanje
3. Almande de symmerman
4. Alemande Loreyne
5. Myn siele wilt den Herre
6. Myn siele wilt den Herre (Johan Jacob van Eyck) (virginal moeder & kind )
7. Susanna Vung Jour (virginal muselaer )
8. Almande de La nonette
9. De frans galliard
10. Almande prynce
11. Galliarde quy passe
12. Pavana Bassano
13. Galliarde Bassani
14. Brabanschen ronden dans (virginal moeder & kind )
15. Wt de diepte o Herre
16. Almande de amour
17. Pavane dan Vers
18. Tobias om sterven
19. Sans titre (virginal muselaer )
20. Ghij Herder Israels
21. Almande Brun Smeedelyn
22. Almande
23. Godt die der goden Heer (virginal moeder & kind )
24. De quadre pavanne
25. De quadre galliard
26. Herr ick wil u uyt s herter grond (Johann Jacob van Eyck) (virginal moeder & kind )
27. Almande trycottee
28. Als een Hert gejaecht
29. Pavane Prymera
30. Des boosdoenders Wille (virginal moeder & kind )
31. Ontfarmt V. over mij arme (virginal muselaer )

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