Reissued in 2003 (barcode 8-09374-99762-3); recording originally released in 1993.
"It is a fundamental feature of human perception that any simple pattern carries within itself an infinite series of possible expansions that maintain some of the essential character of the original. The potential of apparently simple musical phrases was explored with particular keenness by the instrumentalists and composers of seventeenth century England in the variation form known as 'Divisions'."
1. A Prelude for the Violin by Senior Balshar, a Germaine (Baltzar)
2. A Division on John come kiss (Baltzar)
3. Lachrimae (Schop)
4. Ground after the Scotch Humour (Matteis)
5. A Devision for a trible violl to play with a virginall (Anon.)
6. Ground in D, la sol re per far la mano (Matteis)
7. Coral (Brade)
8-10. Suite No.8 in D (Lawes)
11. Prelude (Simpson)
12. Divisions on a Ground (Simpson)
13. Fantasy in D Minor (Jenkins)
14. Jhon Come Kisse (Byrd)
15. Passagio a solo (Matteis)
16. Allegro prestissimo (Matteis)
17. Ground: Adagio piu presto (Matteis)
18. Aria amoroso (Matteis)
19. Faronell's Ground (Farinel)
20. Paul's Steeple (Anon.)
Alongside the English composers, this collection includes pieces by several continental composers who were highly appreciated in England:
* Baltzar, Thomas (c.1630-63)
* Brade, William (1560-1630)
* Byrd, William (1540(?)-1623)
* Farinel, Michel (1649-?)
* Jenkins, John (1592-1678)
* Lawes, William (1602-45)
* Matteis, Nicola (1670s-1760)
* Matteis, Nicola (d.c.1695)
* Schop, Johan (c.1590-1667)
* Simpson, Christopher (c.1605-69)
Recorded in 1992 in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk.
Playing time: 69:50.
Packaged in a standard jewel case, with a 16-page booklet in English, French, and German (see photos for an extract). The disc is clean and unmarked. The booklet shows evidence of handling but is clean and unmarked.