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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55255
Recording details: February 1994
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds

'Authoritative performances of some very important chamber music for strings … there is no doubting [Locke's] mastery and his greatness. This recording should find him the audience he richly merits' (Early Music Review)

'This disc is delicious' (American Record Guide)

'An irresistible program, especially in performances as vigorous and bracing as Holman's' (Fanfare, USA)

'Essential listening for anyone interested in 17th-century chamber music' (Goldberg)

'La lectura de The Parley of Instruments supone un total acierto … tanto en la recreación estilistica como en la factura de las lecturas' (Scherzo, Spain)

Duo for two bass viols No 3 in C minor
composer
1652

Fantasy  [1'34]
Fantasy  [1'46]
Corant  [1'23]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Duos for two bass viols were written in 1652. They divide into four three-movement suites or a pair of six-movement suites, and they use a pattern—two short fantasias followed by a triple-time dance—that is also found in William Lawes’ viol consort music.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1995

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