The Bassoon Abroad: Foreign Composers in BritainJOHN ERNEST GALLIARD (1687-1749): Sonatas No. 1 in A Minor, No. 2 in G, No. 5 in D Minor and No. 6 in C, LUIGI MERCI (c.1695-c.1751): Sonatas No. 1 in B Flat, No. 3 in E Flat, No. 4 in G Minor and No. 5 in C Minor, JOHN FREDERICK LAMPE (1702/3-1751): The Solitary Relief, The Maid's Request, The Advice, Scottish Traditional: The Bush aboon Traquair, The Flower of Edinburgh, The Lass of Pattie's Mill.
Catalogue Number: 03P033
Description: The bassoonist who planned this recital finds these pieces by German and French immigrants to England to be, more or less, "people's music" not written for court musicians and the number of naggingly memorable "hooks" is certainly high, as are the embedded references to Scottish music (so she adds some traditional Scottish airs). Really enjoyable stuff! Ensemble Chameleon.