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John Jenkins: Complete Four-Part Consort Music - Emily Ashton (tenor viola); Fretwork; Sam Stadlen (tenor viola)
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These four-part fantasias pre-date the viol fantasias of Henry Purcell by a few decades (it is not known exactly when they were composed), and it is likely that those who enjoy Purcell's works will likewise want to hear these lesser-known examples. Yet John Jenkins, who worked among the aristocracy but apparently had no court position, had a style of his own, and Fretwork catches it in this beautiful recording. Jenkins had neither the Mozartian melodic gift of Purcell nor much of the bent toward chromatic experimentation ...

John Jenkins: Complete Four-Part Consort Music 2018, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212052822

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