Richard Harvey is a BAFTA Awardwinning English musician and composer.Originally of the mediaevalist progressive rock group Gryphon, he is best known now for his film and television soundtracks and also known for his guitar concerto Concerto Antico, composed for the guitarist John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.
He could have joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra, but instead chose to work with Musica Reservata, an early music ensemble. He subsequently met another RCM graduate, Brian Gulland, and went on to form the progressive rock and folk band Gryphon. During that period, he also worked with other folk rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson and Ashley Hutchings. When Gryphon wound down in the late 1970s, he became a session musician, playing on Kate Bush’s Lionheart, Gerry Rafferty’s Night Owl, among others.
Division on a Ground reflected the roots of Richard Harvey’s musicianship more fully than any of his work with Gryphon. It’s essentially a classical album, subtitled “An Introduction to the Recorder and Its Music.” Comprised of the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Loeillet, et. al, the music is all played straight and formally.
1. Concerto In C Major OP.44 No II Allegro
2. Concerto In C Major, Op. 44, Nº 11 – Largo
3. Concerto In C Major, Op. 44, Nº 11 – Allegro Molto
4. Variations From “Der Gooden Fluyt Hemel”
5. Sonata In F Major Op.1, Nº 11 – Larghetto
6. Sonata In F Major Op.1, Nº 11 – Allegro
7. Sonata In F Major Op.1, Nº 11 -Sicilliano
8. Sonata In F Major Op.1, Nº 11 – Allegro
9. Divisions On A Ground
10. Variations On “Amarilli Mia Bella”
11. Sonata In G Minor Op.3 Nº3 – Affetuoso Et Grave
12. Sonata In G Minor Op.3 Nº3 -Allegro
13. Sonata In G Minor Op.3 Nº3 -Adagio
14. Sonata In G Minor Op.3 Nº3 – Allegro