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Holman, Peter (chamber organ)
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Peter Holman (chamber organ)

see also Peter Holman (conductor)

see also Peter Holman (harpsichord)

Peter Holman was born in London in 1946 and studied at King's College, London, with Thurston Dart. As a student he directed the pioneering early music group Ars Nova, and in 1979 he founded, with Roy Goodman, The Parley of Instruments, which is now recognised as one of the leading exponents of Renaissance and Baroque string consort music.

As a harpsichordist and organist Peter has performed with, among others, The London Handel Orchestra, the Tilford Bach Orchestra, the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, and The Hanover Band. In 1985 he became Musical Director of the newly-formed Opera Restor'd which specialises in authentic productions of eighteenth-century English operas and masques. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual Suffolk Villages Festival which promotes high-quality performances of early music in a rural area of eastern England. In addition he was the joint Director (with Paul O'Dette) of the 1995 Boston Early Music Festival (USA).

Peter Holman was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music for ten years, and has also taught at many conservatories, universities and summer schools in Britain, Europe and the USA. At present he is Senior Associate Lecturer at Colchester Institute School of Music, a regular broadcaster on Radio 3, and much in demand as a lecturer at learned conferences. He spends much of his time in writing and research and has special interest in the early history of the violin family, in European instrumental ensemble music of the Renaissance and Baroque and in English seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music.

Peter regularly contributes articles and reviews to a range of newspapers and journals and has published many editions of early music. His book Four-and-Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court, 1540-1690 (Oxford University Press, 1993) was awarded the Derek Allen Prize by The British Academy. Others publications include Henry Purcell (OUP, 1994), two chapters in Fairest Isle, recently published by the BBC in conjuction with its British Music year, a chapter in The Purcell Companion (London, 1995), a paper on a newly-discovered Purcell autograph in Purcell Studies (OUP), a paper on the surviving sets of parts of Restoration concerted music in Oxford for Performing the Music of Purcell (OUP) and a paper on the organ accompaniment of English consort music in John Jenkins and his Time: Studies in English Consort Music (OUP).

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Albums
'Boyce: Trio Sonatas' (CDD22063)
Boyce: Trio Sonatas
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDD22063  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music' (CDH55345)
Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55345  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Noble Bass Viol' (CDA67088)
The Noble Bass Viol
Complete works available for download
WILLIAM BOYCE  (1711-1779)
Trio Sonata No 10 in E minor with The Parley of Instruments
Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor with The Parley of Instruments
Trio Sonata No 6 in B flat major with The Parley of Instruments
ARCANGELO CORELLI  (1653-1713)
Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6 with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
GOTTFRIED FINGER  (c1660-1730)
Pastorale in A major with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
Sonata No 2 in D major with Mark Caudle (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
Suite in D major with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
BENJAMIN HELY  (dbefore 1699)
Sonata No 1 in G minor with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI  (1567-1643)
Ab aeterno ordinata sum, SV262 with David Thomas (bass)
HENRY PURCELL  (1659-1695)
Chaconne 'two in one upon a ground' from Dioclesian with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ab aeterno ordinata sum, SV262 (Monteverdi)
Chaconne 'two in one upon a ground' from Dioclesian (Purcell/Withy)
Pastorale in A major (Finger)
Sonata No 1 in G minor (Hely)
Sonata No 2 in D major (Finger)
Suite in D major (Finger)
Trio Sonata No 10 in E minor (Boyce)
Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor (Boyce)
Trio Sonata No 6 in B flat major (Boyce)
Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6 (Corelli/Anon)
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