The Division Flute - David Miller (theorbo); David Miller (baroque guitar); Emilia Benjamin (viola da gamba); Emma Murphy (recorder);...
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  1. The Division Flute: Part 1. Reading's Ground
  2. The Division Flute: Part 1. Pauls Steeple - a division on a Ground
  3. The Division Flute: Part 1. Faronells Ground
  4. The Division Flute: Part 1. Old Simon the King
  5. The Division Flute: Part 1. Tollet's Ground
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  1. The Division Flute: Part 1. Reading's Ground
  2. The Division Flute: Part 1. Pauls Steeple - a division on a Ground
  3. The Division Flute: Part 1. Faronells Ground
  4. The Division Flute: Part 1. Old Simon the King
  5. The Division Flute: Part 1. Tollet's Ground
  6. The Division Flute: Part 1. Green sleeves to a Ground
  7. The Division Flute: Part 1. Johney Cock thy Beavor
  8. The Division Flute: Part 1. A Division on a Ground
  9. Division on a Ground
  10. Divisions on a ground for viola da gamba
  11. Divisions on a Ground
  12. Ground for alto recorder and continuo (viola da gamba & harpsichord) (from "The Division Flute", 1706)
  13. A Division to a Ground, for archlute & bass viol
  14. The Division Flute: Part 2. A Division on a Ground
  15. A Ground
  16. The Division Flute: Part 2. A Division on a Ground
  17. The Division Flute: Part 2. An Italian Ground
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The "flute" involved in this album is a recorder, and the music is from England, which in the late seventeenth century just as now was the instrument's heartland among musical amateurs. The word "division" also has a specific meaning in this context: divisions were short variation sets that would unfold over a ground, one of the repeated bass lines that were absorbed from Italian and Spanish popular music into cultivated practice. These grounds were ubiquitous in Baroque music, from Bach's mighty Chaconne in the Partita No. ...

The Division Flute 2008, Signum UK

UPC: 635212012529

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