FERDINANDO RICHARDSON (1558-1618): Pavanes and Variations in D Minor and in G, Galliards and Variations in D Minor and in G Minor, Pavane in A Minor, Galliard in A Minor, Allemande, THOMAS MORLEY (1557-1602): Pavane and Galliard in D Minor (arr. Richardson), Anonymous Harpsichord Arrangements from the Weelkes Manuscript: ALFONSO FERRABOSCO I (1543-1588): Fantasia, WILLIAM BYRD (1543-1623): Lullaby, my sweet little baby, JAMES HARDING (1550-1626): Fantasia, ANTHONY HOLBORNE (1545-1602): Galliard "The Queen's New Year's Gift", RENALDO PARADISO (d.1570): Fantasia, NICHOLAS STROGERS (fl.1560-1575): Fantasia, ANON.: The Trumpet, Wakefield on a green, Upon la mi re, Praeludium.
Catalogue Number: 05P014
Description: Groom of the Privy Chamber, Richardson was one of the most prestigious figures at Elizabeth I's court, a composer of half an hour's worth of very virtuosic harpsichord music and possibly the compiler of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. His connections with most of the finest English composers of the period are mirrored in the rest of this 70-minute program. Glen Wilson (harpsichord).