5 May 2020

WILLIAMS: Trio Sonata, 'In Imitation Of Birds'

From Music Alive, 8:02 pm on 5 May 2020

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Performed by NZ Barok at their concert of descriptive music, 'The Enchanted Forest'.

Fairy tern.

Fairy tern. Photo: 123RF

William Williams was a London instrumentalist and composer who died, probably in his twenties, in 1701.

This is a trio sonata with the subtitle “In Imitation of Birds”.

To play it, the recorder players Kamala Bain and Jessica Shaw with a continuo section consisting James Tibbles on harpsichord, Jonathan Le Cocq on baroque guitar, and Martin Griffiths on cello.

Recorded by RNZ Concert in St Luke's Church, Remuera, 9 November 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Rangi Powick