Playing time: 54' 11"
Jordi Savall (treble viol), Wieland Kuijken (bass viol), Sophie Watillon (alto viol), Eunice Brandao (tenor viol), Sergi Casademunt (tenor viol), Marianne Müller (bass viol), Philippe Pierlot (bass viol)
Jordi Savall, dir.
Recording site and date:
Colegiata del Castillo de Cardona (Cataluña) [10/1994];
Rel.: 1995 (Auvidis), 2002 (Naïve). 2008 (Alia Vox)
 Naïve (Auvidis) "Special" AS 1 29002 [CD] Shakespeare et la Musique Anglaise - Shakespeare and English Music
Astrée (Naïve) ES 9986 [CDx5] Jordi Savall: Pieces for the viols - Purcell, Dowland, Hume, Locke, Tye.
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 32/3-229 (Jan/Feb 2009)
Information from CD.
There is some confusion about the the label number. Bn-Opale plus list two recordings under label number « Astrée (Auvidis) E 8536 »; the other being "Claude Debussy: Intégrale de l'oeuvre pour piano 3, by Philippe Cassard"
Purcell's fantasias are relatively early works, apparently written largely as contrapuntal studies. Unlike the sonatas, they were never intended for publication, but they do represent some of the most complex music written for viol consort. By Purcell's time, music of this type was no longer a living tradition, and in fact his In Nomines were the last examples written before the 20th century.
Some other recordings:
Recorder programs featuring Purcell fantazias:
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