Performers: Judith Tarling, Theresa Caudle, Helen Orsler (violins), Mark Caudle, William Hunt (viols), Paul O'Dette (theorbo), Peter Holman (harpsichord, organ)
Playing time: 60'
Recording date: February 1992
The Fantasia-Suite, pioneered by Coprario and Lawes, was a relatively later development than the one-movement fantasia. It consists of an opening fantasia, followed by related dance movements. Likewise, the violin came later to serious music than did the viol, and it is believed that Jenkins probably intended these suites to use violins in the top part. Using four instruments (along with continuo) as opposed to the usual three, was Jenkins own innovation, later solidified by Locke. The Lyra Consort was likewise pioneered by Coprario and Lawes.
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