GIOVANNI BATTISTA BUONAMENTE (c.1595-1642): 8 Sonatas, 3 Canzonas, Sinfonias No. 2 "la Rovetta" and No. 3 "la Sagreda", L' e' tanto tempo hormai.
Catalogue Number: 02O014
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Eschewing virtuosity but often deftly contrapuntal, these chamber pieces come from collections published in 1626, 1636 and 1637 and are performed on period flute, dulcian, cornet, cornettino, strings and continuo instruments, of which two - a transverse flute and the cornettino - are copies of instruments preserved in the Sacro Convento in Assisi, where Buonamente was a friar and chamber musician. Helianthus Ensemble.