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Simon Ives, John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson

Robert Smith | Paolo Pandolfo

The Excellency of Hand

  • Type CD
  • Label Resonus Classics
  • UPC 5060262790915
  • Catalog number RES 10186
  • Release date 07 July 2017
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About the album

Following on from his critically acclaimed recording of solo English viola da gamba works (Tickle the Minikin), founder member of Fantasticus, Robert Smith, is joined by the prolific and celebrated viola da gambist, Paolo Pandolfo, for this album of English duos for the instrument.

Featuring a selection of seventeenth-century repertoire from Christopher Simpson, John Jenkins and Simon Ives, this album is packed with divisions for duo, which are often intensely virtuosic. Also featured are a selection of preludes from Christopher Simpson’s The Division Viol and an additional prelude by Smith himself.

(Click on a track title to listen)
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    1
    Divisions for Two Viols in G major, VdGS 28
     
    06:29
  • 1
    2
    Prelude No. 2 in D minor
     
    00:18
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    3
    Divisions on a Ground in D major, VdGS 21
     
    04:19
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    Prelude No. 5 in A minor
     
    01:00
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    5
    Divisions on a Ground in A minor, VdGS 19
     
    05:47
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    Divisions on a Ground in C major, VdGS 13
     
    04:56
  • 1
    7
    Ayre for Two Bass Viols No. 1
     
    02:50
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    8
    Prelude No. 4 in F major
     
    00:16
  • 1
    9
    Division for Two Viols in F major, VdGS 26
     
    03:07
  • 1
    10
    Air with Divisions in C major, VdGS 11
     
    05:55
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    11
    Divisions on a Ground in A minor, VdGS 20
     
    05:19
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    12
    Prelude No. 11 in B-flat major
     
    01:25
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    13
    Divisions on a Ground in A major, VdGS 18
     
    04:07
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    14
    Prelude No. 7 in G minor
     
    01:01
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    15
    Divisions on a Ground in G minor, VdGS 23
     
    04:02
  • 1
    16
    Ayre for Two Bass Viols No. 2
     
    02:46
  • 1
    17
    Prelude in A minor
     
    00:59
  • 1
    18
    Division for Two Viols in A minor, VdGS 25
     
    03:52
  • 1
    19
    Air with Divisions in C major, VdGS 12
     
    05:48
  • 1
    20
    Ayre for Bass Viols and Basso Continuo in D minor, VdGS 32
     
    03:21
  • 1
    21
    Prelude No. 3 in F major
     
    00:35
  • 1
    22
    Division for Two Viols in F major, VdGS 27
     
    05:26

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