Spotlight on the Netherlands: The English Fantasia before Handel

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Program: #10-09   Air Date: Feb 22, 2010

This time, we journey from Ward and Jenkins to Purcell with the superb Phantasm ensemble.

We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival ( The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell.

RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year:

NOTE: All All of the music on these programs is performed by Contrasto Armonico with soprano Stefanie True, conducted by Marco Vitale. for more information:


Laurence Dreyfus, treble gamba and direction
Wendy Gillespie, treble and tenor gamba
Jonathan Manson, tenor gamba
Markku Lualajan-Mikkola, bass gamba

Emilia Benjamin, tenor gamba
Mikko Perkola, bass gamba
Susanne Braumann, bass gamba

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
1. Fantazia 1 a3
2. Fantazia 2 a3
3. Fantazia 3 a3

John Ward (ca. 1589-1638)
4. Fantasia a6 no. 1
5. Fantasia a6 no. 6
6. Fantasia a6 no. 2

Henry Purcell
7. Fantazia 4 a4
8. Fantazia 5 a4
9. Fantazia 12 a4

John Jenkins (1592-1678)
10. Fantasy 15 in D a5
11. Pavan 1 in G a5
12. Fantasy 8 in c a5

Henry Purcell
13. Fantazia 10 a4
14. Fantazia 9 a4
15. Fantazia 11 a4

William Lawes (1602-1645)
16. Aire

Composer Info

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), John Ward (ca. 1589-1638), John Jenkins (1592-1678), William Lawes (1602-1645)

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