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The harpsichord is rich and sonorous, matching perfectly the spacious, unhurried but nevertheless detailed interpretations… In fact the whole disc is of superb quality and represents the most persuasive and interesting Croft recording I have heard. An impressive disc by any standards.
Early Music Review
Playing a brass-strung harpsichord built
by himself, Colin Booth most persuasively presents the
engagingly fresh charm of these suites.
1) Suite in G major: Ground; Minuett
2) Suite in C minor: Prelude; Allemande; Courante; Sarabanda; Ground; Aire; Hornpipe; Minuet
3) Suite in F: Scotch Tune; Air; Jigg
4) Suite in A: Ground; Minuett
5) Suite in D minor: Slow Almand; Corant; Slow Saraband
6) Trumpet Overture: Entry; Allegro; Adagio; Allegro
7) Suite in E minor: Almand; Corant; Saraband; Rondo; Gavotte
8) Suite in G minor: Prelude; Aire; Minuett
9) Suite in A major: Almand; Corant; Saraband
10) Scotch Tune (“The Lovesick Jockey”)
Croft is chiefly remembered for his church music, but the quality of his keyboard music is consistently good, with a defined personal style which is unusually tuneful, direct and attractive. He had the unusual ability of conveying a variety of contrasting moods within the confines of a harpsichord suite.
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