BMC 35
Baroque Music for
Strange & Diverse


Harmonica & Harpsichord
Benedetto Marcello: Sonata in F Major from Opus 2.
Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
Adalberto Borioli, harmonica / Mirna Miglioranzi-Borioli, harpsichord

Hurdy-gurdy & Oboe
Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata Op 13/5 in C Major for Hurdy-gurdy and Oboe
Vivace – Largo – Minuetto I/II/I
Jan Willem de Klerk, hurdy-gurdy / Martine Ketelaar, oboe / Wim Martins, harpsichord

Bohuslav Cernohorsky: Toccata in C
Jan Zach: Fuga in c minor
Jan Prucha, accordion

Hammered Dulcimer
J.S. Bach: French Suite No 2 in c minor, BWV 813
Allemande – Courante – Sarabande – Air – Menuet – Gigue
Daniel Kovacs, Hammered Dulcimer

Bassoon & Chamber Orchestra
Henry Hargrave: Concerto No 4 in B-flat Major
Con spirito – Allegro – Siciliana – Gavotta – Minuet
James Fothergill, bassoon / The London Baroque Chamber Players

Zithers and Recorders
Johann Adolf Hasse: Two Dances - Bourrée – Menuett
Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio Sonata in a minor
Largo – Allegro – Grazioso – Allegro
The Salzburg Zither Ensemble

Harmonica & Harpsichord
Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in C Major from Opus 13
Prelude e Adagio – Allegro – Sarabande – Allegro
Adalberto Borioli, harmonica / Mirna Miglioranzi-Borioli, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Fantasia & Fugue in a minor, BWV 904
Michael Thomas, Claviorganum

Brass Ensemble
J.S. Bach: Prelude in f-minor BWV 857
J.S. Bach: "Jig" Fugue BWV 577
The Liverpool Brass Ensemble, Director: Eric Jennings.

Total time 77:39

What can we possibly say about this quite exceptional array of strange and wonderful sounds that the contents themselves - and the music samples! - can't say for us?!

Perhaps we might add that we certainly haven't relied on the sounds alone, their strange textures and their diversity.

We have selected these pieces not only for their instrumentation, but also for their musical quality. It's all good music, as well as providing a wonderfully mixed and varied program.

Here's a programme you can set playing then sit back and enjoy all 77 minutes of it!

The accompanying booklet gives descriptions and illustrations of the instruments as well as notes on the composers and works performed.

Baroque Music Library