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Tickle the Minikin: 17th-Century Lyra Viol Music

Robert Smith

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Pieces in Harpe Sette Sharpe  
1
I. Prelude
Thomas Mace; Robert Smith
1:17
2
II. Allemande
Simon Ives; Robert Smith
2:20
3
III. Courante
Charles Coleman; Robert Smith
1:19
4
IV. Carillon
Anonymous; Robert Smith
4:16
5
V. Air
Thomas Mace; Robert Smith
2:04
6
VI. Allemande & Sarabande
John Taylor; Robert Smith
1:57
7
VII. Thumping Almaine
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:23
Pieces in ‘ededf’  
8
I. Allemande
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
2:11
9
II. Allemande
William Young; Robert Smith
1:37
10
III. Sarabande
William Young; Robert Smith
1:31
Pieces in Lancashire Pipes Tuning  
11
I. Prelude & Lancashire Pipes
Anonymous; Robert Smith
3:11
12
II. Kate of Hardie, Piggies of Rumsey & Lancashire Pipes
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:40
Pieces in French Sette  
13
I. Almaine
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
2:52
14
II. Courante
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:58
15
III. Allemande
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
2:01
16
IV. Courante
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:25
17
V. Courante
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:35
Pieces in High Harp Flat  
18
I. Prelude
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:41
19
II. Allemande
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:32
20
III. Courante
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:37
21
IV. Courante
Dietrich Steffkins; Robert Smith
1:36
22
V. Sarabande
Dietrich Steffkins; Robert Smith
0:39
23
VI. Allemande
John Jenkins; Robert Smith
2:40
24
VII. Courante
Dietrich Steffkins; Robert Smith
1:24
25
VIII. Sarabande
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:19
Pieces in ‘fedef’  
26
I. Air
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:43
27
II. Air
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:12
Alfonso Waye Tuning  
28
Jemmye
Anonymous; Robert Smith
5:39
Pieces in Harpe Sette Flat  
29
I. Courante
Anonymous; Robert Smith
1:09
30
II. Allemande
John Esto; Robert Smith
1:40
31
III. Sarabande
Simon Ives; Robert Smith
0:32
32
IV. Allemande
John Esto; William Young; Robert Smith
1:23
33
V. Courante
John Esto; John Jenkins; Robert Smith
1:13
34
VI. Sarabande
John Esto; Robert Smith
0:37
35
VII. Air
Anonymous; Robert Smith
2:02
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:15
"Five Stars. Robert Smith is an outstanding interpreter, casting eloquent and long-breathed contrapuntal lines. The airy acoustic captures the resonance of his instrument in a recording that delights and surprises."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... (Smith) has carefully programmed his recital for maximum interest and unfailingly takes just the right approach to each piece ... a fascinating and magnificently performed recital of attractive music."
- International Record Review

Viola da gambist and founding member of acclaimed Baroque trio Fantasticus, Robert Smith makes his solo recording debut with this fascinating programme of 17th century works for lyra viol. Employing new editions prepared by the performer, the majority of this stunning recital is from English composers and was sourced from manuscripts of mysterious origin housed in the British Library. Containing a varied array of composers, styles as well as unusual tunings, Smith's polished virtuoso performances on this 2014 release showcase the obvious accomplishments of the original owner and compiler of this valuable collection.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Resonus Classics Studio Masters

Recorded in Zuidervermaning, Westzaan, The Netherlands on 18-20 August 2013
Producer, Engineer and Editor: Adam Binks
Recorded at 24-bit / 96kHz resolution
Cover design: Guillermo Brachetta

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