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The Passinge mesures

Music of the English virginalists

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

These works have sometimes been handled as trifles or decorative miniatures, but Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani treats them as profoundly expressive and introspective works. Here... More…
  • BBC Music Magazine
    Christmas 2018
    Instrumental Choice

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Contents

Tomkins: Barafostus Dreame

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Dowland: Can she excuse my wrongs? (First Booke of Songes, 1597)

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Gibbons, O: Pavin, 'M. Orlando Gibbons'

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Gibbons, O: The Woods So Wild

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Farnaby, G: Fantasia

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Byrd: The Nynth Pavian & Galliarde, the Passinge Mesures

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1. Pavian

2. Galliarde

Farnaby, G: Nobodyes Gigge

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Bull, J: Chromatic Pavan & Galliard

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1. Pavan

2. Galliard

Byrd: Ut re mi fa sol la

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anon.: The Scottish gigg

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Tomkins: Pavana

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Farnaby, G: Wooddy-Cock

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Farnaby, G: Tell Mee, Daphne

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Farnaby, G: Why Aske You

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Bull, J: Fantasia 'Mr Dr Bull'

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Inglott: The Leaves bee greene

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anon.: Variations on the Romanesca

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