Orlando Gough: The World Encompassed - Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1577-80 Fretwork

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Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Fretwork

Composer: Orlando Gough

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1The World Encompassed: Introduction01:36
  • Orlando Gough (b. 1953):
  • 2The World Encompassed: Leaving Plymouth01:47
  • Robert Parsons (1535 - 1571):
  • 3The World Encompassed: The Song Called Trumpets02:06
  • Anonymous:
  • 4The World Encompassed: Preserve Us O Lord00:29
  • Francis Drake:
  • 5The World Encompassed: Mogador01:11
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 6The World Encompassed: Berbers03:57
  • John Taverner (1490 - 1545):
  • 7The World Encompassed: In Nomine01:58
  • 8The World Encompassed: Nuno de Silva02:08
  • Francis Drake:
  • 9The World Encompassed: Cape Verde01:53
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 10The World Encompassed: Maio Santiago Fogo04:08
  • Francis Drake:
  • 11The World Encompassed: Crossing the Atlantic00:36
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 12The World Encompassed: Fortune my Foe01:08
  • Francis Drake:
  • 13The World Encompassed: Port Desire: Patagonian Indians01:06
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 14The World Encompassed: Berimbau04:13
  • Francis Drake:
  • 15The World Encompassed: Port Julian01:30
  • Robert White (1538 - 1574):
  • 16The World Encompassed: In Nomine03:39
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 17The World Encompassed: Terra Incognita06:58
  • Anonymous:
  • 18The World Encompassed: The Complaint of a Sinner00:54
  • Robert Parsons:
  • 19The World Encompassed: De La Court06:22
  • Anonymous:
  • 20The World Encompassed: Preserve us Lord00:26
  • Francis Drake:
  • 21The World Encompassed: Cacafuego01:35
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 22The World Encompassed: The Spanish Main05:43
  • Francis Drake:
  • 23The World Encompassed: Albion01:57
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 24The World Encompassed: Miwok Indians05:06
  • 25The World Encompassed: Crossing the Pacific02:02
  • Francis Drake:
  • 26The World Encompassed: Ternate00:46
  • Orlando Gough:
  • 27The World Encompassed: Moors03:48
  • Francis Drake:
  • 28The World Encompassed: Musical Paradise00:29
  • Innocentio Alberti (1535 - 1615):
  • 29The World Encompassed: Pavin01:12
  • Francis Drake
  • 30The World Encompassed: Java00:23
  • Anonymous:
  • 31The World Encompassed: In Nomine02:29
  • Orlando Gough
  • 32The World Encompassed: Gamelan04:28
  • 33The World Encompassed: Rounding the Cape of Good Hope01:53
  • Francis Drake
  • 34The World Encompassed: Reaching Plymouth00:25
  • Anonymous:
  • 35The World Encompassed: Psalm 10000:31
  • Robert Parsons:
  • 36The World Encompassed: The Song Called Trumpets02:18
  • Total Runtime01:23:10

Info for Orlando Gough: The World Encompassed - Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1577-80

During his journey to circumnavigate the glove, Sir Francis Drake took four viol players with him, who played both for his devotions and to the native peoples around the world that they encountered. Fretwork have commissioned British composer Orlando Gough to recreate this remarkable journey in sound, in a work for viol consort that combines music from 16th century England with the ''sounds'' that these musicians would have heard and perhaps tried to recreate on their journey - from the rebab and the gamelan to the mesmerising chanting of the Native Americans. The result is a musical narrative of one of the most significant achievements of the English golden age and an evocation of the earliest musical encounters between east and west. This premiere recording is interspersed with narration from The World Encompassed, one of the first literary accounts of the journey, read by Simon Callow.


Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 in Venice, to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of arrangements of J. S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a disc containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Warlock & Britten. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes & Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantazias won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Chamber Music.

The consistently high standards they have achieved have brought music old and new to audiences hitherto unfamiliar with the inspiring sound-world of the viol.

Booklet for Orlando Gough: The World Encompassed - Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1577-80

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