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JMSCD6/7-Harpsichord Music by William Croft

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William Croft: Complete Harpsichord Works

played by Julian Rhodes on Harpsichord, Spinet and Virginal

    

 

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Description

The harpsichord works of William Croft (1678-1727) remained unavailable in any reliable edition until Howard Ferguson and Christopher Hogwood edited them for Stainer & Bell in 1974. This edition was augmented in 1982 by two newly discovered suites (edited by Peter Holman). There are in total nineteen suites comprising 62 movements, a Trumpet Overture, and 19 miscellaneous short pieces. This first complete recording was made in April 1999. It was the last recording made by Julian Rhodes, who died in March 2001 at the tragically early age of 36. A web site devoted to him can be found at:

http://hastingspress.co.uk/julian/index.htm

Playing time 156 minutes  -  Reference JMSCD6/7

Track Listing

William Croft: Complete Harpsichord Works Volume 1                                                    JMSCD6

 

1 Suite No. 1 in C major 6-05
2 Chaconne in A minor 3-36
3 Suite No. 15 in A major 8-39
4 Suite No. 12 in F major 4-37
5 Sarabrand in F major 2-23
6 Suite No. 7 in E flat major 6-10
7 Suite No. 11 in E minor 6-51
8 Suite No. 5 in C minor 8-48
9 Suite No. 13 in G major 4-30
10 Suite No.  4 in C minor 9-49
11 Suite No. 10 in E minor 7-43
12 Trumpet Overture in D 7-46

Playing time 76-57

William Croft: Complete Harpsichord Works Volume 2                                                    JMSCD7

1 Suite No.16 in A major 3-03
2 Suite No. 9 in E minor 8-09
3 Suite No. 14 in G minor 4-19
4 Suite in C major/minor 5-18
5 Suite No.19 in F minor 4-57
6 Suite No.18 in D minor 6-27
7 Suite No. 3 in C minor 9-51
8 Suite in G major/minor 6-19
9 Suite No.8 in E major 10-42
10 Suite No. 17 in B minor 5-25
11 Suite No.6 in D minor 8-49
12 Suite in D major 5-31

Playing time 78-51

Audio Sample

Excerpt from Trumpet Overture in D (1'09")

Reviews

spirited performances of very engaging music.      

Gramophone

Rhodes allies a fine technique - delightfully fresh articulation, tasteful ornaments - to shapely phrasing and lively, rhythmical dances. He uses three instruments: a spinet charmingly gentle; virginals rich and warm.  There is also a two manual harpsichord which allows some clever registration. 

Performance: ***** [Excellent];                           Sound:**** [Very Good]

BBC Music Magazine

Julian Rhodes [is] an excellent young artist, who impresses by his neat, alert articulation, rhythmic vitality and intelligent phrasing. ...Very good recorded quality.

Goldberg

Pricing

Currency Price per CD
U.K. 12-50

Last Revised: 30/10/2016