Passacaglia: A Cheerful Collection


Songs and Sonatas from London’s pleasure gardens, by Thomas Arne & co

Passacaglia celebrated Thomas Arne’s 300th birthday in 2010 with this fabulous CD. A Cheerful Collection features the sumptuous soprano voice of Julia Gooding in an entertaining and elegant collection of Georgian songs and sonatas as they would have been heard in London’s famous pleasure gardens.

Featuring music by Arne, Abel, Geminiani and Oswald including:

  • Arne: Shakespeare Songs including Under the Greenwood Tree, Where the Bee Sucks, When Isicles Hang on the Wall and Thou Soft Flowing Avon
  • Arne: Trio Sonatas in G major and B minor, Op. 3
  • Geminiani: Variations on Scottish themes
  • Oswald: Airs for Autumn
  • Abel: Sonata in G for viola da gamba

Additional Information

Recorded 21-23 January 2010 in Crystal Palace, London

Produced by James Johnstone

Engineering/editing by Robin Bigwood

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 0.8 cm



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Recorder, Flute, Violin, Harpsichord, Spinet, Viola da gamba


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