John Jenkins – Rose Consort anthology CD
July 19, 2009
Jenkins: All in a Garden Green. Rose Consort of Viols. Naxos, Early Music ser. 8550687, 1993.
This budget recording doesn’t make immediately clear the forces required in each of the eighteen pieces, so I thought I’d elaborate for myself. It’s very much a survey album, since the composer’s life spanned Byrd to Purcell. Useful essay by Andrew Ashbee as liner notes. I’m trying to link up recordings of Jenkins’ consorts with the scores/parts available from the Viola da Gamba Society of America website.
Track 1. Pavan in F Major. Consort a6.
Track 2. Fantasia in C Minor. Consort a4, Fantasia no.7
Track 3. Divisions for two basses in C Major.
Track 4. Fantasia in C Minor.
Track 5. Fantasia in F major, All in a Garden Green. Fantasia no.6
Tracks 6-7. Newarke Seidge.
Tracks 8,9, 10. Four-party Are in D Minor: Ayre, Almaine, Coranto.
Tracks 11-13. Fantasia-suite in A Minor: Fantasia, Air, Corant. For treble, bass and organ.
Track 14. Fantasia in C Minor. Fantasia a5, ? no.9
Track 15. Fantasia in D Major. Fantasia a5, ? no.16
Track 16. Fantasia in E Minor. ?Fantasia no.8
Track 17. Four-part ayre in G Minor. Two trebles and two basses?
Track 18. In Nomine in G Minor. Consort a6.