By Gary Cooper
This is a recording made in Norwich in March '99, featuring five of my instruments, played by Gary Cooper. The programme, detailed here, was carefully selected to match suitable music to each instrument.
'Probably the best keyboardist around at the moment'
Early Music Review, October '99
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Italian virginals after Queen Elizabeths virginals
Antonio de CABEZON (1510-1566)
Fabordon del Primer Ton
William BYRD (1535/40?-1623)
Italian harpsichord, after anon. undated
Michelangelo ROSSI (1601/2-1656)
Benedetto MARCELLO (1686-1739)
Andante & Presto
French Spinet, after Goujon, Paris 1753
Jean-Henry dANGLEBERT (1635-1691)
Prelude, Gaillarde et Double, Chaconne
German double-manual harpsichord, after Mietke, Berlin c. 1710
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903
French double-manual harpsichord, after Goermans / Taskin, Paris 1764 / 1783
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace ROYER (1705-1755)
LIncertaine, LAimable, Le Vertigo