Finger: Sonata Op. 1, No.7 (1688)
Finger's success and popularity was the successful melding of German virtuosity, a flair for colorful instrumrntation and English tunefulness. He appropriated the jig, hornpipe and other English forms in a fresh and creative way. This sonata is the 7th in a series and is dedicated to James II, whose Catholic Chapel Finger was made court musician to in 1686. This was was popular, and helped fill the demand for chamber sonatas. It has been transposed up a minor third, from e minor to g minor to suit the modern recorder player. 11 page score and parts with great intro.