Instant Fires

Fontana violin sonatas; Monteverdi Il ballo delle ingrate

Released 1st June 2013.

Listen to the whole album on the Recordings page, or download from Veterum Musica.

Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
And while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Now let us sport us while we may,
And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour
Than languish in his slow-chapped power.

from ‘To his coy mistress’ by Andrew Marvell

Donald Bennet: viola da gamba & lirone
Peter Bozi: ‘Amore’
George Clifford: violin & ‘Plutone’
Rafael Font: violin
Rosemary Galton: ‘Venere’ & ‘una Delle Ingrate’
Alex McCartney: theorbo
Kaisa Pulkkinen: harp

Recorded by Joseph Chesshyre
Produced by Joseph Chesshyre & Alex McCartney