Trio Settecento

Grand Tour

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Chicago-based label Çedille has reissued four albums recorded by the American early music ensemble Trio Settecento in a box set simply titled Grand Tour. The classic education of the upper class in the 17th century included a tour of the European continent, and these albums offer a similar regimen for the music of the time. An Italian Sojourn, A German Bouquet, A French Soirée, and An English Fancy give a well-rounded presentation of western European Baroque music, from such composers as Corelli, Handel, Buxtehude, Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Byrd, and Purcell, among others of less renown. Yet it is the all-inclusive nature of these recordings that give them credibility as a reflection of the period, for listeners of the Baroque era were just as immersed in the works of minor composers, such as Castello, Veracini, Muffat, Pisendel, Rebel, Leclair, Jenkins, and Baltzar, as they were with their more celebrated contemporaries. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, viola da gambist John Mark Rozendaal, and harpsichordist/organist David Schrader perform on all four discs, so the consistency and high quality of their playing can be attributed to their long-term collaboration.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:42 Amazon
2 7:30 Amazon
3 3:58 Amazon
Sonata da camera, op. 6/2 in F major
4 5:36 Amazon
5 4:46 Amazon
6 6:12 Amazon
Sonata in C major, Op. 5/3
7 2:17 Amazon
8 1:44 Amazon
9 2:50 Amazon
10 0:55 Amazon
11 2:19 Amazon
Sonata Pastorale in A major
12 3:19 Amazon
13 2:36 Amazon
14 3:18 Amazon
Sonata in G minor, HWV 364a
15 1:23 Amazon
16 1:34 Amazon
17 0:44 Amazon
18 1:53 Amazon
Sonata in D minor, Op. 2/12
19 3:25 Amazon
20 2:53 Amazon
21 6:46 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:00 Amazon
2 5:53 Amazon
Sonata in D major
3 2:34 Amazon
4 9:02 Amazon
Sonata in D minor, Op. 2/2
5 2:18 Amazon
6 2:56 Amazon
7 5:26 Amazon
Sonata in C major, Op. 1/5
8 1:29 Amazon
9 2:02
10 2:22 Amazon
11 2:31 Amazon
12 3:58
Sonata No. 3 in A major
13 2:35 Amazon
14 2:19 Amazon
15 1:33 Amazon
16 1:53 Amazon
17 3:41 Amazon
18 2:08 Amazon
Sonata in D major
19 3:20 Amazon
20 2:40 Amazon
21 4:33 Amazon
Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
22 4:10 Amazon
23 3:56 Amazon
24 2:57

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Ballet Royal de Flore
1 1:00
2 0:51 Amazon
3 1:16
4 1:02
Septième concert, for various instruments in G minor (Les Goûts réunis)
5 2:49
6 3:44
7 6:33
Septième concert, for various instruments in G minor (Les Goûts réunis)
8 2:32
9 1:18
10 1:38
11 6:23
Troisiéme Concert
12 1:26
13 2:01
14 2:01
15 3:49
16 1:23
17 2:25
18 2:59
Sonate Huitième en Ré mineur
19 1:38
20 1:56
21 3:12
Quatrième Concert
22 4:50
23 1:30
24 4:07
Sonata en Sol majeur
25 3:43 Amazon
26 3:11
27 3:28
28 5:55

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:35 Amazon
2 6:41
Suite No. 8 in D major
3 5:51 Amazon
4 3:20 Amazon
5 2:28
Suite No. 2 in G minor
6 5:28 Amazon
7
Air
3:39
8 2:16
The Little Consort, Suite in G minor/major
9 3:22 Amazon
10 1:19 Amazon
11 2:15 Amazon
12 1:31 Amazon
13 1:59 Amazon
14 1:43 Amazon
15 0:42 Amazon
16 5:06
For Several Friends, Suite in B flat major
17 1:15 Amazon
18 2:43 Amazon
19 1:00 Amazon
20 1:01 Amazon
21 0:39 Amazon
22 1:14 Amazon
Bonduca
23 4:22
Distressed Innocence
24 2:04 Amazon
The Virtuous Wife
25
Air
0:36
The Married Beau
26 2:00
The Fairy Queen
27 2:43 Amazon
28 3:37 Amazon
29 3:04
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