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Chaconne Ground in D minor 'remix'

after Henry Purcell

As with the other remixes on the album, Purcell’s Ground in D minor is interpreted using a modernised palette of instrumental colour, including piano, electric bass and a drum kit. Etched on the repeating musical figure is Sam West’s reading of Sonnet 130 (‘My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun’), followed by Baba Israel’s improvised musings on the inability of poetic language to capture love’s intensity: ‘When I look in my lady’s eyes, I am surprised I have no divine lines to intertwine with rhymes …’

from notes by Paul Williamson © 2019


From the ground up – The chaconne
Studio Master: SIGCD574Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD574 track 13

Recording date
8 April 2018
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Rupert Coulson
Recording engineer
Rupert Coulson
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  1. From the ground up – The chaconne (SIGCD574)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: June 2019
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