CHRISTOPHER GIBBONS (1615-1676): Fantasy-suites in D Minor and in F for 2 Violins, Bass Viol and Organ, Fantasia for 2 Violins, Bass Viol and Organ, Solo Organ: Voluntaries in C, A Minor and C, Verse in D Minor, Choir and Organ: Not unto us, O Lord, Above the Stars my Saviour dwells, Ah, my Soul, why so dismayed, O bone Jesu, The Lord said unto my Lord.
Catalogue Number: 09O014
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Reference: HMC 807551
Description: World premiere recordings of motets, anthems, string suites and organ music by the son of Orlando Gibbons, much of whose career was stifled by the musically prohibitive Commonwealth of Cromwell. These works, especially his three Fantasia-titled works for strings, are links between the earlier musical world of Lawes and Coprario and the trio sonatas of Blow and Purcell. Texts included. Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of the AAM; Richard Egarr (organ). Harmonia Mundi SACD hybrid