John Jenkins
Catalog numbers: 

SMC SS787/ HL 3774453

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
2 Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (alt. Bassoon)
According to Brittanica, John Jenkins’s (1592 - 1678 string fantasias, or fancies, for which he was renowned, reflect the stylistic change that took place in this form during his lifetime. The earlier five-part viol fantasias are largely polyphonic, showing the influence of the earlier ricercar and canzone. His later three-part fantasias for two violins and bass are multisectional, employ homophonic passages, and illustrate the influence of the trio sonata and of Italian fashions on form and figuration. His compositions also include rounds, songs, and anthems.