J.S. BACH: Two-Part Inventions • Sinfonias • Trio Sonata No. 3

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incantati brings together three instrumental timbres which were used in the baroque period to represent enchantment or otherworldliness, whether it be the touch of the supernatural, the moment of falling in love or the departure into the next world. The recorder’s sweet tone was associated with pastoral and amorous scenes, while the viola d’amore’s ethereal quality enhances moments of spirituality in both religious music and opera. In the Passions by JS Bach, the viola da gamba’s delicate sound accompanies the departure of Christ from life on earth. These three sonorities come together in incantati to create a uniquely charming sound, with each of the instruments clearly distinguishable, yet complementing each other.

Released 11 March 2022

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750)
Two-Part Inventions (excs)
Sinfonias  (Three-Part Inventions) (excs)
Wer nur den Lieben Gott lässt walten’ BWV691
Aria
from Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Trio Sonata No.3 in D minor, BWV 527
Trio Sonata No.6 in G major, BWV 530: II. Lento
Trio super ‘Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend’, BWV 655
Fuga super ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 716

incantati:
Emma Murphy recorders
Rachel Stott viola d’amore

Asako Morikawa viola da gamba

Recorded at the Church of the Ascension, Plumstead, London, UK, 19–21 May 2021
Produced by Tom Hammond (Chiaro Audio)
24bit, 96kHz high resolution recording, editing and mastering by John Croft (Chiaro Audio)
1CD DigiSleeve
Booklet notes by Ivan Moody

 

Press Quotes

“Nicely subtle contrasts… Very enjoyable production… the synergy…is very good indeed” (MusicWeb International)