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Peter Philips

Peter Philips - The English Exile

SBCD992 - £12.00

 


For delight in sheer harpsichord sound, this disc is hard to beat.
BBC Music

Colin Booth is as alert as can be in the slender but resilient emotions of this music. Design of the [CD cover] leaflet is excellent and the notes are extremely informative. Definitely worth exploring. Four Stars.
Rob Barnett, Classical Music on the Web

 
1) Pavana Doloroso. Tregian 1593
2) Galliarda Dolorosa
3) Pavana (“the first one Philips made”) 1580
4) Galliardo
5) Cosi Moriro
6) Le Rossignuol 1595
7) Margott Laborez 1605
8) Amarylli di Julio Romano 1604
9) Fantasia
10) Pavana Pagget
11) Galliarda Pagget
12) Pavana Passamezzo 1592
13) Galliarda Passamezzo
14) Fantasia 1582

Recorded on a copy of a double-manual Italian harpsichord in the Germanisches Museum in Nuremberg, this CD presents some of the incredible music from one of England’s most cosmopolitan composers.
Philips presents an extreme example of the effects of intolerance: he left England, apparently because of his religion, in 1582, aged 22. He spent time Italy, travelled widely and ended up in Antwerp. His music shows many influences whilst never losing its uniquely “English” flavour.

 

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