Coprario: Twelve Fantasias . . . and Eleven Pieces . . .
Series: Baroque Era Publisher: A-R Editions
Twelve Fantasias for Two Bass Viols and Organ and Eleven Pieces for Three Lyra Viols
Edited by Richard Charteris
B041 Coprario: Twelve Fantasias . . . and Eleven Pieces . . .
978-0-89579-180-1 Full Score (1982) 9x12, xxi + 110 pp.
John Coprario (John Cooper) was one of the most important and influential composers of instrumental music in Jacobean England. These pieces are a fine illustration of his charming and colorful style. The twelve fantasias for two bass viols and organ are historically significant as the earliest known examples of English chamber music with an independent keyboard accompaniment. The pieces for three lyra viols reveal a richness of tonal color and a contrapuntal intensity possessed by few other works for this instrument.
Twelve Fantasias for Two Bass Viols and Organ
Fantasias, RC 81–92
Eleven Pieces for Three Lyra Viols
1. Fantasia, RC 122
2. Fantasia, RC 123
3. [Fantasia], RC U 7
4. Almain, RC 124
5. [Almain], RC U 8
6. [Almain], RC 125
7. [Almain], RC 126
8. [Almain], RC U 9
9. [Almain], RC 127
10. [Almain], RC 128
11. [Corant], RC 129
Early Music News, July-August 1983