"This item is part of the Folkways (Cook, or Paredon, or Monitor) archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."
The harpsichord of the Elizabethans and Jacobeans was known as the virginal. The name "virginal" does not come, as one may think, from the "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I, nor from the instrument's being "suitable for young ladies to play on." Apparently it derived its name from the fact that it was used to accompany hymns to the Virgin Mary.
Performed by Stewart Rob, many of the compositions on this album date back to the 1500s.
Liner notes include song descriptions, a brief biography of harpsichordist Steward Rob and quotes the press from the album's release in 1962.
101 Prelude Stewart Robb 1:19
102 Hornepype Stewart Robb 2:47
103 Passametzo D'Angleterre Stewart Robb 1:41
104 Passametzo Stewart Robb 1:12
105 Basse Dance Stewart Robb 0:56
106 Gaillarde Stewart Robb 1:06
107 Two Pavanas Stewart Robb 1:48
108 Le Forze D'Hercole Stewart Robb 0:33
109 Desiderata - from Opera nova de balli Stewart Robb 0:54
110 Pavana St. Thomas Wake Stewart Robb 2:15
111 Courante Jewel Stewart Robb 2:12
112 The Lord of Salisbury His Pavin Stewart Robb 3:03
201 Ground Stewart Robb 2:29
202 Bassa Imperiale Stewart Robb 0:57
203 Saltarello Stewart Robb 3:51
204 La Frescobalda - Variations Stewart Robb 1:17
205 Corrente Stewart Robb 1:18
206 Largo and Gavotta Stewart Robb 2:16
207 Il Cuculo Stewart Robb 1:52
208 Prelude Stewart Robb 0:31
209 Lute Prelude Stewart Robb 1:16
210 Allemande Stewart Robb 4:29