Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter




J.H. Roman - The Golovin Music

Composers
Genres
Performers
Orchestras / Ensembles
Instruments
Periods
Label
Catalogue numberBIS-2355 SACD
Release date2019-02-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time81:53

In 1728, the recently appointed court Kapellmeister Johan Helmich Roman was approached by Count Golovin, the Russian ambassador in Stockholm. Golovin was organizing a celebration of the recent coronation in Moscow of Tsar Peter II, and naturally wanted music to add to the festivities. His six years in London – where he made the acquaintance of Handel among others – and subsequent experience as assistant court Kapellmeister, made Roman the obvious choice for the count. The result was Golovinmusiken (The Golovin Music), an autograph score consisting of 45 movements of varying lengths. These are the facts as we know them, and everything else is conjecture: Roman’s manuscript lacks vital instructions regarding instrumentation, dynamics or tempi, and although the first three movements are in four parts, the rest are in three parts or (in a few cases) two. When a performing edition was being prepared in the 1980s, the editors came to the conclusion that the material was in fact incomplete, and a second violin part was added. It was also deemed that the order of the movements was probably not the one in which they would have been performed. The edition in question formed the basis for a partial recording of the work, comprising 22 movements. 290 years after Count Golovin’s feast, as Dan Laurin and his colleagues in Höör Barock recorded the complete work, their approach was a different one. Making use of a total of 18 different instruments – from sopranino recorder and oboe da caccia to bassoon, strings and baroque guitar – and featuring highly imaginative continuo playing from Anna Paradiso at the harpsichord, their performance sounds as full and varied as one might wish for, without any added parts. Laurin’s performing version also follows the order of Roman’s score, creating a number of smaller suites out of this greater whole that a wider audience now can enjoy for the very first time.
 
  • STUDIO QUALITY
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
  • CD QUALITY | MP3
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 19.58
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Roman, Johan Helmich
  The Golovin Music 81:36
01 [Allegro] 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
02 [Ouverture] 01:51 $ 0.44 USD
03 [Larghetto] 03:06 $ 0.74 USD
04 [Allegro assai] 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
05 [Gigue] 00:54 $ 0.22 USD
06 [Allegro] 01:02 $ 0.25 USD
07 [Allegro] 06:33 $ 1.57 USD
08 [Presto] 01:04 $ 0.26 USD
09 [Aria] 01:49 $ 0.44 USD
10 [Sinfonia] 04:33 $ 1.09 USD
11 [Allegro] 00:54 $ 0.22 USD
12 [Bourrée] 01:01 $ 0.24 USD
13 [Menuet] 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
14 [Bourrée] 01:00 $ 0.24 USD
15 [Presto] 00:54 $ 0.22 USD
16 [Aria] 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
17 [Allegro] 00:42 $ 0.17 USD
18 [Allegro] 01:18 $ 0.31 USD
19 [Aria] 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
20 [Allegro] 01:15 $ 0.30 USD
21 [Bourrée] 00:47 $ 0.19 USD
22 [Gigue] 01:41 $ 0.40 USD
23 [Lento] 01:52 $ 0.45 USD
24 [Aria] 01:22 $ 0.33 USD
25 [Bourrée] 01:24 $ 0.34 USD
26 [Ouverture] 02:13 $ 0.53 USD
27 [Allegro] 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
28 [Hornpipe] 01:52 $ 0.45 USD
29 [Presto] 00:43 $ 0.17 USD
30 [Andante] 00:43 $ 0.17 USD
31 [Presto] 00:52 $ 0.21 USD
32 [Comodo] 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
33 [L’istesso tempo] 01:04 $ 0.26 USD
34 [Presto] 01:14 $ 0.30 USD
35 [Tempo di gavotta] 02:37 $ 0.63 USD
36 [Loure] 02:34 $ 0.62 USD
37 [Bourrée] 00:57 $ 0.23 USD
38 [Andante] 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
39 [Bourrée] 01:52 $ 0.45 USD
40 [Allegro] 01:12 $ 0.29 USD
41 [Siciliano] 03:14 $ 0.78 USD
42 [Gavotte] 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
43 [Gavotte] 01:20 $ 0.32 USD
44 [Siciliano] 02:55 $ 0.70 USD
45 [Gigue] 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
 
  Album total 81:53
ComposerRoman, Johan Helmich
EnsembleHöör Barock
DirectionLaurin, Dan

Daily Deal
Top downloads
eClassical.com is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News