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Roberts, Timothy (harpsichord/spinet/virginals)
© Rik Walton

Timothy Roberts (harpsichord/spinet/virginals)

Timothy Roberts is an early-keyboard specialist, working as an accompanist, director or soloist on harpsichord, organ, fortepiano or clavichord in many areas of music from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. He is principal keyboard player of The Gabrieli Consort and Players, appearing on many of their award-winning discs. He has toured widely with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. In the field of Baroque and Classical song he has accompanied many outstanding singers including Emma Kirkby, Catherine Bott, Julia Gooding, Rufus Müller and John Mark Ainsley. Directing his own ensemble, Invocation, he has made a series of pioneering recordings of Georgian vocal music for Hyperion. His many recitals have ranged from Renaissance harpsichord works to sonatas by Mozart and by British composers.

Timothy was born in London, was a music scholar at Cambridge University and studied harpsichord at The Guildhall School of Music under the late Christopher Kite, and with Jill Severs. He has published numerous editions of early music, most recently with Oxford University Press.


Blow: Fairest Work of happy Nature
CDA66646Archive Service
Enchanting Harmonist
CDA66698Archive Service
For His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
CDH55406Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts Grand Tour
CDH55344Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
O tuneful voice
CDA66497Archive Service
The Age of Extravagance
CDA66977Archive Service
The Floating City
CDH55320Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Complete works available for download

In nomine
Irish Dance
HUGH ASTON (c1485-?1558)
A Hornepype
JOHN BLOW (1649-1708)
Flavia grown oldwith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Ground in C
Ground in G minor
Lovely Selena, innocent and freewith John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Paula Chateauneuf (guitar)
Morlake Ground
O turn not those fine eyes awaywith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Prelude in G
Sabina has a thousand charmswith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Sett No 1 in D minor 'Suite'
Sett No 3 in A minor 'Suite'
JOHN BULL (?1562/3-1628)
DARIO CASTELLO (fl1610-1620)
Sonata No 11 a 3with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata No 14 a 4with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata No 5 a 2with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata seconda a soprano solowith Jeremy West (cornett), Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone), Frances Kelly (harp)
Glosas sobre el Canto Llano de la Immaculada Concepciónwith Jeremy West (cornett)
Tiento No 15, de quarto tono
Sonata in D, Op 4 No 4with Invocation
Love in thine eyes for ever plays, Op 13 No 7with Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Ana-María Rincón (soprano)
Sonata in A minor, Op 2 No 3with Invocation
The day that saw thy beauty risewith Rufus Müller (tenor)
THOMAS LINLEY (1733-1795)
Ah! what avails the sprightly morn of lifewith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
Awake, my lyrewith Invocation, Rufus Müller (tenor)
Fly to my aid, O mighty Lovewith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
He who could first two gentle hearts unbindwith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
In thousand thoughts of love and theewith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
The lark sings high in the cornfieldwith Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Ye sportive loves, that round me waitwith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
TARQUINIO MERULA (1594/5-1665)
Capriccio cromatico del primo tono
Padoana ditta la Ongara
Toccata settima
WILLIAM SHIELD (1748-1829)
Hope and lovewith Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Toccata III

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