Early English Organ Music, Vol. 1

Early English Organ Music, Vol. 1

by Joseph Payne
     
 

The first volume of Joseph Payne's survey of early English organ music is divided between late Renaissance pieces (both sacred and secular), most of which were compiled in the Mulliner Book by 1560, and Baroque works with a continental flavor written after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. To illuminate these dramatically different styles and periods,See more details below

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The first volume of Joseph Payne's survey of early English organ music is divided between late Renaissance pieces (both sacred and secular), most of which were compiled in the Mulliner Book by 1560, and Baroque works with a continental flavor written after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. To illuminate these dramatically different styles and periods, Payne plays two modern organs located in Massachusetts that were built to specifications that give a fair approximation of the older English organ sound and character. The organ at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, has bright reed and flute stops that lend an intimate quality to the short Mulliner pieces. Yet the instrument's registration is broad enough for Payne to render Giles Farnaby's "Fantasy" with splendid colors. The Baroque works are served well by the organ at the Annisquam Village Church, Cape Ann, which has the wide assortment of stops necessary for Payne's varied tonal palette. This rich registration is most apparent in the "Voluntaries" by Purcell, Boyce, and Croft, and the character pieces taken from the anonymous collection "The Dancing Master." Also outstanding is Payne's jubilant performance of John Blow's "Suite in C." The recorded sound is fine, with only occasional clicking of the Annisquam organ's mechanisms.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/1994
Label:
NAXOS
UPC:
0730099571821
catalogNumber:
550718

Tracks

  1. Galliard  -  Anonymous, Mulliner Book  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  2. A Fansye  - Anthony Newman  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  3. La Bounette; la doune cella  -  Anonymous, Mulliner Book  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  4. O lux, with a meane (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  5. Exultet Cellum Laudibus, with a meane (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  6. Christe Qui Lux  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  7. Lucem Tuam (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  8. Christe Qui Lux, with a meane (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  9. Sermone Blando Angelus (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  10. Eterne Rerum Conditor (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  11. Iam Lucis Orto Sidere (from the Mulliner Book)  - John Redford  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  12. Te Deum for organ  - William Blitheman  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  13. Pavan for keyboard from the Mulliner Book  - Anthony Newman  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  14. Fantasy for organ (unspecified)  - Giles Farnaby  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  15. Bonny Sweet Robin  - Giles Farnaby  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  16. The Old Spagnoletta (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), for keyboard  - Giles Farnaby  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  17. Trumpet Voluntary in D  -  Anonymous  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  18. Voluntary for organ in G major, Z. 720  - Henry Purcell  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  19. Verse in G  -  Anonymous  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  20. Voluntaries (10) for organ (or harpsichord), No 1 in D "Trumpet Voluntary"  - William Boyce  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  21. Voluntary in A minor  - Christopher Gibbons  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  22. Work(s): Unspecified Voluntary in D minor  - William Croft  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  23. Greensleeves and Yellow Lace (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  24. The Constant Lover (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  25. The British Toper (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  26. The Happy Clown (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  27. Salley's Fancy (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  28. The Maiden's Blush (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  29. London's Glory (from the Dancing Master, 1719)  -  Anonymous, English  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  30. Introduction and voluntary, in G major  - William Walond  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  31. Work(s): Suite in C for organ: Prelude  - John Blow  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  32. Work(s): Suite in C for organ: Courante  - John Blow  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  33. Work(s): Suite in C for organ: Fugue  - John Blow  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit
  34. Work(s): Unspecified Voluntary in D Minor  - William Croft  - Joseph Payne  - W. LePetit

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