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JACQUES PAISABLE: Presto from Sonata VI for alto recorder & b.c. from The Business of Angels

Sample Audio Clips

Saltarello alla Veneziana from the Toronto Consortís CD The Da Vinci Collection

Mr Forster’s Jigg from The Compleat Flute-Master (London, 1695), from ‘The Business of Angels’

JOHN STANLEY: Adagio from Sonata No. 2
with Michael Jarvis, harpsichord

BEN GROSSMAN: The Ill-Fated Ornithopter
[Something in the Air]

Slow Ayre from John Young's Complete Instructor, 1700
[The Business of Angels]

JAMES OSWALD: Greensleeves
[She's Sweetest when she's Naked]

G.P. TELEMANN: Allegro from his Concerto à 3
Alison Melville, recorder; Derek Conrod, natural horn; Michael Jarvis, harpsichord; Mary Cyr, viola da gamba. (2’30) (from Archipelago)

NATHANIEL GOW: Lament for the Death of his Brother
Alison Melville, traverso; Kirk Elliott, celtic harp (1’53)
(from She’s sweetest when she’s naked)

MELVILLE/SINHA: The Hulder Girls go Shoe Shopping
Alison Melville, seljefløyte; Debashis Sinha, percussion(2’43)
(from Ensemble Polaris’s Not Much is Worse than a Troll)

A. CORELLI: Adagio from Sonata in F, op. V no. 4
Alison Melville, recorder; Michael Jarvis, harpsichord (1’52) (from Archipelago)

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