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Sheet music for Christopher Simpson
Wind Blown: Sonatas for Wind Instruments by Peter Hope — Richard Simpson; Thomas Verity; John Turner; Frank Forst; Yukiko Sano; Janet Simpson; Simon Passmore; Harvey Davies; Pam Zinnemann-Hope
— CD (1 disc) — Classical
By Richard Simpson; Thomas Verity; John Turner; Frank Forst; Yukiko Sano; Janet Simpson; Simon Passmore; Harvey Davies; Pam Zinnemann-Hope. By Peter Hope. Country of Origin: Austria. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.DDA25137).
Kern & Hammerstein: Show Boat — Stober; Simpson; Irwin; Racette; Robinson; Simpson; Harris; Wyatt; Bolton
— Blu-Ray, 1 Disc — Classical
By Stober; Simpson; Irwin; Racette; Robinson; Simpson; Harris; Wyatt; Bolton. By Jerome Kern. Region 0 DVD; Aspect Ratio: 16:9; Sound Type: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1. Classical. Blu-Ray, 1 Disc. With Language: English; Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean. Duration 177 minutes. Published by EuroArts (NX.2059684).
— Softcover —
Composed by Christopher Simpson. Leduc. Softcover. Alphonse Leduc #NT07080Z. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48189191).
Organ,Violin,Viola,Cello — Score,Set of Parts — Classical Period,Christian,Jewish,Spiritual,Sacred
Composed by Daniel Leo Simpson. Classical Period, Christian, Jewish, Spiritual, Sacred. Score, Set of Parts. 21 pages. Published by ScorePerfect (S0.22727).
4 recorders — —
Composed by Claude Simpson and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Claude Simpson. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #2060. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.2060).
Organ,Violin,Viola,Cello — Score,Set of Parts — Christian,Gospel,Jewish,Spiritual,Sacred
Composed by Daniel Leo Simpson. Christian, Gospel, Jewish, Spiritual, Sacred. Score, Set of Parts. 43 pages. Published by ScorePerfect (S0.22730).
SATB recorders — —
Composed by Claude Simpson and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Claude Simpson. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #2086. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.2086).
— CD — Classical
Composed by Andrew Earle Simpson, Eric Kitchen, and Gabriel Thibaudeau. Classical. CD. Naxos #8579064. Published by Naxos (NX.8579064).
String Quartet — Set of Parts — 21st Century
Composed by Abby Simpson. 21st Century. Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by Abby Simpson (S0.405205).
Violin,Cello — Set of Parts — 21st Century
Composed by Abby Simpson. 21st Century. Set of Parts. 4 pages. Published by Abby Simpson (S0.405211).
A good part of Simpson’s compositions is contained in theoretical publications, notably Divisions — a type of variations on a theme in the Bass — in his own “The Division-Violist, or An Introduction to the Playing Upon a Ground” (London, 1659, written for John Bolles), praised by Jenkins, Coleman, and Locke; its practical approach to instruction is reflected in the titles of its three sections: “Of the Viol it self, with Instructions how to Play upon it,” “Use of the Concords, or a Compendium of Descant,” and “The Method of ordering Division to a Ground.”; revised 2nd edition in 1665 as “Chelys minuritionum artificio exornata: The Division-viol, or the Art of Playing Extempore upon a Ground”, Airs — a genre fit for vocal singing — in his “The Principles of Practical Musick” (London, 1665, inspired by another pupil, Sir John St. Barbe; augmented and revised in 1667 as “a Compendium of Practical Musick”). He further wrote — all in manuscript and for the Viol, with or without other instruments, but varying in difficulty — more Divisions, Airs, and another pair of instrumental genres, Fantasias and Fantasy-suites. He also annotated the section on Thomas Campion in John Playford’s “A Brief Introduction to the Skill of Musick” (2n ed., London, 1655).
- Months and Seasons
As a veteran of the English Civil War on the Royalist (Stuart dynasty) side (against Richard Cromwell’s puritan “protectorate”) in 1643–44, Simpson was employed as music tutor to sir Robert Bolles’s son John (born 1641). He won esteem as player of the viol (the English term for the (Viola da) Gamba), theoretical-pedagogical music writer and composer. About 1663 he bought an estate near Egton.
[Contribution by Koenraad Vissers. Mainly based on HOASM (link below) and N. Slominsky’s “The Concise Baker’‘s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians”, New York, Schirmer Books, 8th edition, 1994.]