The main aim in choosing such a varied programme is to offer listeners an excursus through the evolution of both the language and forms used in keyboard music in both the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This highlights the many links between the various composers and their schools of composition, in a period of time, which spans almost two centuries, and an area, which covers much of Europe. Keyboard music developed in the Renaissance along several different lines: in keeping with church music, it took its material from Gregorian plainsong and polyphony. Both sacred and secular music could be tabulated i.e. re-configured for keyboard, so that where original motets or chansons had been used they could now be embellished using diminution, ornaments, elaborated passages, and other devices to make the most of the keyboard”s own individual technique. In the same way dances as well as songs all came to be adapted for the keyboard whether their original sources were learned or secular. As well as these adaptations of instrumental and vocal music there were also forms written for the keyboard, such as the ricercare, fantasia, canzona, preludio, intonazione and toccata, all of which were characterised by their use of counterpoint, improvisation and sometimes a combination of the two together.


Disco n.1
Veggio, Claudio Maria
Recercada a 4 No. 1 in B Minor
  1 - Recercada a 4 No. 1 in B Minor (5:58)
Cavazzoni, Marco Antonio
Recerchari, motetti, canzoni, Book 1
  2 - Recerchari, motetti, canzoni, Book 1: Plus de regres (3:03)
Hofhaimer, Paul
  3 - Recordare (4:33)
  4 - Tandenaken (4:07)
Bull, John
In nomine IX (Musica Britannica, Vol. 14, No. 28)
  5 - In nomine IX (Musica Britannica, Vol. 14, No. 28) (5:59)
Byrd, William
The Queen's Alman (Musica Britannica, Vol. 27, No. 10)
  6 - The Queen's Alman (3:14)
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
Onder een linde groen (Unter der Linden grune), SwWV 325
  7 - Onder een linde groen (Unter der Linden grune), SwWV 325 (4:12)
Scheidemann, Heinrich
Galliarda in D Minor
  8 - Galliarda in D Minor (4:12)
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Alessandro
Il primo libro di 12 capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura
  9 - Il primo libro di 12 capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura: Capriccio V sopra la Bassa Fiamenga (5:25)
Corrêa de Arauxo, Francisco
Facultad organica
  10 - Libro de tientos y discursos de musica practica, y theorica de organo: Tiento 53 de medio registro de dos tiples de segundo tono (5:53)
Scheidt, Samuel
Tabulatura nova
  11 - Tabulatura nova: Toccata, "In te Domine speravi", SSWV 138 (8:24)
Froberger, Johann Jacob
Fantasia sopra "Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la" in C major, FbWV 201
  12 - Fantasia sopra Ut. Re.Mi.Fa.Sol.La, FbWV 201 (7:49)
Pasquini, Bernardo
Variationi per il Paggio Todesco
  13 - Variationi per il Paggio Todesco (4:27)
Kerll, Johann Caspar
Canzone I in D Minor
  14 - Canzone I in D Minor (3:02)
Toccata No. 1 in D Minor
  15 - Toccata I in D Minor (5:03)
  • Composer: AA.VV.
  • Performers: Luca Scandali
  • Historical Period: Humanism and Renaissance
  • Code: TC 510002
  • Edition: 2000
  • Barcode: 8007194101898
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 15
  • Total duration: 01:17:31

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