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Sonata in A major

composer
Bodleian Library, MSS Mus.Sch.D.251, E.400-4; British Library, R.M.20.h.9; British Library, Add.MS33236

 
John Blow’s Sonata in A major is perhaps one of the first English works with that title. A broad and lovely opening movement is followed by a gracious largo which shares a melody with Blow’s anthem, ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’. The concluding Brisk is drawn to a close by an arresting slow coda full of wonderful perplexing dissonances.

from notes by William Carter 2016

Recordings

An excess of pleasure
BKD010Download only
Blow: Awake my lyre
CDA66658Archive Service

Details

Track 4 on CDA66658 [5'57] Archive Service
Movement 1: Slow
Track 10 on BKD010 [3'05] Download only
Movement 2: [untitled]
Track 11 on BKD010 [1'07] Download only
Movement 3: Brisk
Track 12 on BKD010 [2'16] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66658 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-65804
Duration
5'57
Recording date
30 April 1993
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Blow: Awake my lyre (CDA66658)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 1993
    Deletion date: August 2008
    Archive Service
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