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Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo ()

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composed by Alessandro Piccinini, Benjamin Oliver, James MacMillan, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger, Nico Muhly, Robert de Visée

In use since the late Renaissance and throughout the Baroque era, the theorbo -- a large lute with an extended bass range -- was often employed in basso continuo accompaniment, though unlike the more common harpsichord, was less frequently treated as a solo instrument. Elizabeth Kenny's 2019 release on Linn explores some of the early music for the theorbo, as well as three contemporary works that have been composed in a spirit of reviving its utility. The early pieces of Alessandro Piccinini, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, ...

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  1. Toccata 3 cromatica, for lute (from Intavolatura di Liuto)
  2. Toccata No. 10, for theorbo
  3. Chiaccona Cappona alla vera Spagnola, for lute (Intavolatura di Liuto Libro Secondo)
  4. Romanesca con partite variate
  5. Since It Was the Day of Preparation, for bass, vocal quartet, clarinet, horn, cello, harp & theorbo
  6. Corrente No. 1 (from Intavolatura di Liuto, Book 2)
  7. Toccata No. 12, for theorbo
  8. Romanesca con partite variate
  9. Canario for chitarrone (from Book 1 of D'Intavolatura di Chitarrone)
  10. Toccata for lute No. 1
  11. Passacaglia (from Book 4)
  12. Extending from the Inside, for theorbo
  13. Suite for theorbo in C minor
  14. Prélude for theorbo in G minor
  15. Les Sylvains de M'Couperin for theorbo
  16. Berceuse with 7 Variations, for theorbo
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Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo
2019, Linn Records

UPC: 691062060325


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