J C Bach’s settings of The Broom of Cowdenknowes
and Farewell to Lochaber
place love-stories in specific rural settings, and have beautifully conceived accompaniments for two flutes, two violins and continuo. They seem to have been written for the castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci to sing in London concerts in the 1770s.
from notes by Peter Holman © 2000