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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
  • Limelight Magazine Recordings of the Year
    2019
    Nominated - Instrumental

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Contents

Tomkins: Barafostus' Dream

Work length5:17
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John Dowland; Anonymous - Baroque: Can she excuse my wrongs?

Work length2:04
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Gibbons, O: Mr. Gibbons Ground

Work length4:15
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Gibbons, O: Ground The woods so wild MB29

Work length4:10
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Farnaby, G: Fantasia

Work length4:47
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Byrd: The nynth pavian and galliarde, the Passinge mesures BK2

Work length10:01
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I. Pavian

Track length6:16
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II. Galliarde

Track length3:45
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Farnaby, R: Nobodye's Gigge

Work length2:12
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Bull, J: Chromatic (Queen Elisabeth's) Pavan and Galliard

Work length8:04
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I. Pavan

Track length5:22
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II. Galliard

Track length2:42
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Byrd: Ut re mi fa sol la

Work length6:29
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anon.: The Scottish gigg

Work length2:21
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Tomkins: Pavan

Work length5:33
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Farnaby, G: Woody-cock

Work length5:46
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Farnaby, G: Tell Me, Daphne

Work length1:36
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Farnaby, G: Why Ask You

Work length2:14
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Bull, J: Fantasia 'Mr Dr Bull'

Work length5:59
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William Inglot: The leaves bee greene

Work length3:25
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anon.: Variations on the Romanesca

Work length3:21
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