Category: Baroque Period

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  CD-SAR 6
Keyboard Collection
Richard Burnett, historic keyboards

In this collection Richard Burnett explores the fascinating evolution of keyboard instruments: virginals, spinet, clavichord, harpsichord, chamber organs & nine historic pianos from the Finchcocks collection with appropriate music of the period by Farnaby, Croft, Bach, Arne, Stanley, Haydn, Beethoven, J.C. Bach, Dussek, Schubert, Clementi, Field, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Richard Burnett's famous (and outrageous!) interpretation of Mozart's Rondo alla turca.
  CD-SAR 10
Clarinet Collection
Alan Hacker, historic clarinets, Richard Burnett, fortepiano, harpsichord

Alan Hacker demonstrates the whole range and development of the clarinet from the ancient chalumeau, through baroque, classical and romantic instruments to the modern clarinet. He is ably assisted by Richard Burnett on organ, spinet, harpsichord and fortepianos.
  CD-SAR 11
Music For Two Flutes
Preston's Pocket

Authentic performances on original instruments
  CD-SAR 14
English Music of the 18th Century
London Baroque - on original instruments

  CD-SAR 18
Guitar Collection
Nigel North, Historic Guitars, Maggie Cole, Virginals and fortepiano

Early music authority on early guitars and lutes, Nigel North performs music of each period on beautiful Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic period guitars with Maggie Cole-virginals and fortepiano. Four centuries of guitars and guitar music by Carulli, Sor, Giuliani, Visee, Mertz, Sanz, Mudarra, Milan, Narvaez & Corbetta. An ideal introduction to the world of the guitar as well as for the collector.
  CD-SAR 19
Flute Collection
Stephen Preston with Lucy Carolan

Stephen Preston has recorded all the major (and much minor) flute repertoire over the years and is a world authority on the flute. Here he chooses music written for the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period flutes to show their beauty of tone and dexterity. He is joined by Lucy Carolan on harpsichord, spinet & fortepiano.
  CD-SAR 22
Oboe Collection
Robin Canter with Melvyn Tan (harpsichord), Richard Burnett (fortepianos), Anthony Pleeth (cello) and James Wood (percussion)

Evolution of the oboe from primitive folk instruments (hichiriki, dulzaina, zurna, bombarde, shawm) to the sophisticated oboe of today with music by Marais, C.P.E. Bach, Kalliwoda, Walmisley, Pasculli + folk pieces from Spain, Japan, Turkey, France and England.
  CD-SAR 23
Bach Lute Music
Nigel North, Baroque Lute

The beauty of both Bach's music and the instrument for which they were written are fully revealed in Nigel North's fine performances.
  CD-SAR 27
Scarlatti Sonatas
Maggie Cole, harpsichord

Maggie Cole performs on an original Kirckman harpsichord and a modern copy of a Ruckers.
  CD-SAR 30
Trumpet Collection
The Clarion Ensemble

The Clarion Ensemble demonstrate the various instruments of the trumpet family & their development. Cornetto, baroque trumpet, slide trumpet, keyed bugle, posthorn, cornopean, cornet & valved trumpet with an ensemble including the virtuoso singing of Deborah Roberts. Works by Fantini, Monteverdi, Purcell, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Bishop, etc. trace the evolution of the trumpet family from Renaissance to modern times
  CD-SAR 33
Concord of Sweet Sounds
Lisa Beznosiuk, One keyed boxwood flute, 8 keyed ebony flute, Nigel North, 13 course lute, 6 string guitar

  CD-SAR 35
Bassoon Collection
Frances Eustace, Dulzian, bassoons

Frances Eustace demonstrates the capabilities of a wide range of bassoons with dulzian, cello, organ, harpsichord and pianos.
  CD-SAR 36
Harp Collection
Frances Kelly, harps

Early music harp expert Frances Kelly traces the development of the harp from the simple medieval instrument, via gothic, double and triple harps to the modern double action harp. She brings each harp to life with suitable music of its day.
  CD-SAR 42
Thomas Arne Instrumental Works
Le Nouveau Quatuor - on original instruments

Nominated for Gramophone Award 1990
  CD-SAR 43
Carlos Siexas Harpsichord Sonatas
Robert Woolley

The music of Portugal's most eminent baroque composer played on a rare Portuguese harsichord by Robert Woolley - Harpsichord by Joaquin Jose Antunes, Portugal 1785
  CD-SAR 44
C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonatas
Le Nouveau Quatuor - On original instruments (flute, violin, cello and harpsichord)

  CD-SAR 45
Masters of the Baroque Guitar
Barry Mason

  CD-SAR 47
Vivaldi Chamber Concertos
Le Nouveau Quatuor on original instruments, with Andrew Watts Bassoon

Original instrument group, Le Nouveau Quatuor, are joined by distinguished bassoonist, Andrew Watts to perform little known but delightful chamber concertos for flute, bassoon, violin and continuo RV 83, 84, 91, 96, 100 and 101. Vivaldi's music is always popular and these rarities add an extra dimension to the works already generally available
  CD-SAR 50
Now What Is Love?
Glenda Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Barry Mason, lute, Baroque guitar & chitarrone

  CD-SAR 52
Rare Baroque Flute Concertos
Neil McLaren, flute, The Cambridge Baroque Camerata

The Cambridge Baroque Camerata (on original instruments) with Neil McLaren (flute) perform delightful and entertaining flute concerti which have recently come to light. Recorded in the warm and ample acoustic of Forde Abbey
  CD-SAR 53
Music for Mandolin

The repertoire of this attractive and ever-popular instrument is explored with pieces for two mandolins, mandolin and piano and mandolin and voice.
  CD-SAR 57
The Music of Michel Corrette
Le Nouveau Quatuor

Le Nouveau Quatuor (on original instruments) perform a wide range of the highly imaginative, tuneful and inventive music of French baroque composer Michel Corrette
  CD-SAR 60
J. S. Bach, Music For Oboe
Robin Canter, Baroque oboe, Paul Nicholson, harpsichord

Using baroque style instruments and performance practices, Robin Canter (baroque oboe) and Paul Nicholson (harpsichord) recreate the warm baroque sound with some of Bach's most attractive music.
  CD-SAR 68
A Golden Treasury of Baroque Music

A compilation of choice moments from our various authentic performance baroque recordings. An ideal sampler of the wide variety of music from this period.
  CD-SAR 71

Amon Ra is the classical division of Saydisc Records and is devoted to authentic performances on original instruments or copies. The unifying feature of all the music in this double album is its calm and tranquil nature. There is still enormous variety within this narrow framework in terms of period of music, instrumentation and style.
  CD-SAR 72 
La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

Virtuoso and Bel Canto Masterpieces for Female Voice
  CD-SDL 356
Music From St. Clement Danes
The St. Clement Danes Chorale, Martindale Sidwell, organ, John Wilbraham, trumpet

The beautiful church of St. Clement Danes in the Strand is the central church of The Royal Air Force. They have a long tradition of high quality music making as demonstrated by this album of choral music.
  CD-SDL 382
Pills To Purge Melancholy
Lucie Skeaping, Richard Wistreich, The City Waits

Lewd songs & low ballads of the English baroque era. Rollicking bawdy humour from Thomas D'Urfey's famous publication 'Pills To Purge Melancholy'. Accompanied by original instruments of the day.
  CD-SDL 386
Baroque Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

The graceful flowing lines of these well-loved baroque pieces are ideally suited to the sonorities and fine playing of The English Guitar Quartet. An album for either detailed listening or to play soothingly in the background.
  CD-SDL 399
Spanish Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

What music could be more suited to the guitar than the fiery music of Spain! And who more suited to perform it than The English Guitar Quartet. Finesse and fire imbue
  CD-SDL 400
English National Songs
The Broadside Band, with John Potter and Lucie Skeaping

The Broadside Band with John Potter & Lucie Skeaping. 21 songs encapsulating the most typical and popular songs from the late renaissance of Greensleeves to the Victorian nostalgia of Home sweet home.
  CD-SDL 436
Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
  CD-SDL 437 
Christmas Music Through The Ages

A celebration of festive music with 50 pieces from the 6th to 20th centuries. Choirs, folk ensembles and soloists, handbell choir, brass band, viol consort, monks and nuns, musical boxes, street pianos, bagpipes, renaissance instruments, early music performers. This double set forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases. It is the ultimate Christmas compilation spanning so many centuries and styles and will surely become a classic Saydisc release year on year.
Harps, Dulcimers & Hurdy Gurdies
Harps, Dulcimers & Hurdy Gurdies from Great Britain, Ireland, North America, China, Middle East, France, Italy and the Low Countries