Monday 9 January 2017 1:00PM

Richard Egarr harpsichord

Byrd, Purcell and Blow


  • Richard Egarr harpsichord

English keyboard composers in Tudor and Stuart times drew inspiration from the past, looking back to venerable contrapuntal forms to provide fecund models for new pieces.

Richard Egarr charts the extraordinary breadth of invention at play in works by Byrd, Blow and Purcell. He crowns his programme with two of Purcell’s virtuosic suites and the mellifluous Ground in D minor.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
        • Fantasia in A minor
        • Pavan and Galliard
        • The Bells
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Suite in G major Z660
        • Ground in C minor ZD221
  • John Blow (1648-1708)
        • Chaconne in FaUt
  • Henry Purcell
        • Suite in G minor Z661
        • Suite in D major Z667
        • Ground in D minor ZD222
  • Encore
  • Henry Purcell
        • A New Ground ZT682

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