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Henry Eccles: XII Sonatas

$17.99 (2CD)

World Première Recording

The twelve sonatas of England’s Henry Eccles (c.1670-1742) are interesting both musically and as a window into the realities of music publishing in the early 18th century, during which there were no copyright protections. Out of forty movements in this book of sonatas, nineteen are known to be by other authors, including Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753) and Francesco Bonporti (1672 -1749), one of whose movements appears as the second part of Eccles’s Sonata no. 11, which is, through exquisite irony, by far his most famous work. Eccles’s own pieces are tuneful, original and, as presented here by the Callipygian Players, full of fire and impetuosity.

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Performing artists: Craig Trompeter David Schrader Martin Davids

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Release date: June 13, 2013

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Track listing:

Disc 1
Sonata III
1-4
Sonata IV
5-7
Sonata V
8-10
Sonata VI
11-13
Sonata I
14-18
Sonata II
19-23

Disc 2
Sonata VII
1-5
Sonata VIII
6-8
Sonata IX
9-13
Sonata X
14-17
Sonata XI
18-21
Sonata XII
22-25

Henry Eccles
Sonatas for Violin & Continuo (First Book, 1720)

The Callipygian Players
Martin Davids, director/violin
Craig Trompeter, cello & viola da gamba
David Schrader, harpsichord

Configuration: 2 CD set
Available: June, 2013
Recorded: Sept. 22-24, 2011
Booklet: 16 page
Features:
• World premiere recording of the complete First Book of Sonatas by Henry Eccles,
a member of a leading English family of musicians of the 17th and 18th centuries.
• Complete integral recording on period instruments, featuring Baroque violin virtuoso,
Martin Davids and members of Chicago’s leading period instrument ensemble, The Callypigian Players.
• Provides a rare window into the musical life of London during the little-explored years after
the career of Henry Purcell (1659 -1695)
• Includes the “borrowed” movement by Bonporti, which became Eccles’ most famous work during the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
• Performances are based on the original printed edition from 1720, achieving the ultimate in authenticity.

Henry Eccles: XII Sonatas was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 by moadmin