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    FRETWORK John Milton and Martin Peerson The Complete Instrumental Music


    Catalogue Number: REGCD341

    Price: 12.77 (inc VAT) / 10.64 (ex VAT)
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    John Milton (1562-1647) and Martin Peerson (c1572-1651)
    The Complete Instrumental Music
    (Editions and reconstructions by Richard Rastall)

    "..this is one of the most exquisite recordings to come my way in a long time."
    American Record Guide March/April 2012

    "This apt album title never seems far away during these exquisitely conversational performances of 20 consort pieces in five or six parts. Fretwork play with gentle mastery of affect....this harmonious match of Rastall's scholarly research and Fretwork's fine musicianship is priceless."

    Gramophone February 2012

    ".. playing that ranges from buoyant and capricious to episodes of high seriousness. Throughout, we hear the flawless technique and luminous sound that have helped to establish Fretwrork's reputation as one of today's leading viol consorts"

    BBC Music Magazine March 2012

    Susanna Pell, Asako Morikawa, Richard Campbell,
    Reiko Ichise, William Hunt, Richard Boothby

    Michael Chance
    Sophie Yates virginals

    A major new release from 2009 Gramophone Award-winning artists, FRETWORK

     with additional contributions from Michael Chance and Sophie Yates.


    The first recording of the complete instrumental music of two unjustly neglected 17th century English composers, Martin Peerson and John Milton (father of the poet)


    Includes all the works for viol consort, all the solo keyboard works and the single song with viol consort accompaniment.


    23 of the 25 items are new to the catalogue.


    A significant and invaluable contribution to the discography of 17th century English music in incomparable performances from some of the world’s finest artists in this field.

    Fretwork tracks 1-4, 6-9, 11-22,  and 25 with Michael Chance track 17
    Sophie Yates tracks 5, 10, 23, and 24

    Martin Peerson
    1 Fantasia Acquaintance (G minor) a 6 (P III/2) (2:30)
    2 Almaine (G minor) a 6 (P III/3) (0:56)
    3 Fantasia Beauty (G major) a 6 (P III/4) (4:28)
    4 Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/5) (0:34)

    5 Piper’s Pavan (P VI/2) (4:23)

    6 Fantasia Chowse (D major and minor) a 6 (P III/6) (3:14)
    7 Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/7) (1:11)
    8 Fantasia Delicate (D minor) a 6 (P III/8) (4:03)
    9 Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/9) (1:12)

    10 Alman (P VI/1) (1:33)

    John Milton
    11 Fantazia 1 (G minor) a 5 (M 16) (2:29)
    12 Fantazia 3 (G major) a 5 (M 18) (2:16)

    Martin Peerson
    13 Fantasia (D minor) a 6 (P III/10) (3:27)
    14 Almaine (D major) a 6 (P III/11) (1:26)
    15 Fantasia Attendite a 5 (P III/1) (4:03)
    John Milton
    16 Fantazia 2 (A minor) a 5 (M 17) (2:13)
    17 In Nomine, If that a sinner’s sighs (M 15) (2:24)
    18 Fantazia 4 (D minor) a 5 (M 19) (2:27)

    Martin Peerson
    19 Fantasia (G major) a 6 (P III/12) (3:56)
    20 Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/13) (0:59)
    21 Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/14) (1:05)

    John Milton
    22 Fantazia 5 (A minor) a 6 (M 20) (3:23)

    Martin Peerson
    23 The Fall of the Leafe (P VI/3) (1:39)
    24 The Primerose (P VI/4) (1:33)

    25 Fantasia (D minor) a 6 (P III/15) (4:02)

    Editions and reconstructions by Richard Rastall

    Total playing time: 61:34

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