The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Vol. 5

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The complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is a highly prestigious project of unprecedented scope and importance. The high quality of the music and...
The complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is a highly prestigious project of unprecedented scope and importance. The high quality of the music and the excellent performances by Pieter-Jan Belder make it a landmark of historical importance. It is the most famous, extensive and important collection of keyboard music from the English Elizabethan and Jacobean Era. Lodged in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge it contains more than 300 works for the virginal, written by Bull, Byrd, Tomkins and many others. This set contains works by some famous and some less well known composer: Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley, John Munday, Thomas Tomkins, Ferdinando Richardson and a fine line up of Anonymous composers. The repertoire consists of a wide variety of dance forms such as Pavan, Galliarda, Fantasia, and instrumental arrangements of popular songs or madrigals. Pieter Jan Belder is one of the world’s foremost keyboard players, with an astonishing number of recordings to his name.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 27, 2017


  • UPC: 5028421953083


  • Catalog Number: BRI95308


  • Label: Brilliant Classics


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Composer: Morley, Tallis, Tomkins


  • Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder