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James Hook

born: 3 June 1746
died: 1827
country: United Kingdom

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James Hook was born in Norwich in 1746 and came to London in the early 1760s, quickly becoming a prolific and successful composer in theatres, public concerts and pleasure gardens. He was the first English composer to write keyboard concertos in the full-blown galant style popularized in England by J C Bach’s Op 1 (1763) and Op 7 (1770). Hook published his Op 1 soon after, probably in 1771, and followed J C Bach in laying them out ‘for Harpsichord or Forte-Piano’ with parts for two violins and bass. Hook was a notable early exponent of the piano and is known to have played a concerto on one in 1768.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1994

Albums
'English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos' (CDH55341)
English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55341  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'English Classical Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55261)
English Classical Clarinet Concertos
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55261  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Fairest Isle' (CDA67115)
Fairest Isle
'O tuneful voice' (CDA66497)
O tuneful voice
Complete works available for download
Clarinet Concerto in E flat major Colin Lawson (clarinet), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Concerto in D major, Op 1 No 5 The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Paul Nicholson (conductor)
The emigrant Rufus Müller (tenor), Frances Kelly (harp)
The Lass of Richmond Hill Joseph Cornwell (tenor), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Clarinet Concerto in E flat major (Hook)
Concerto in D major, Op 1 No 5 (Hook)
O talk not to me of my country's delights  First line to The emigrant (Hook)
On Richmond Hill there lives a lass  First line to The Lass of Richmond Hill (Hook)
The emigrant (Hook)
The Lass of Richmond Hill (Hook)
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