According to the cover notes, the suite was selected from seventy-two compositions contained in the Fitzwilliam Museum Mus. MSS 24.E.13-17, a set of five quarto part-books bearing the arms of King James I. The suite has 6 items comprising an "Almande" by James Harding
, an "Almande" by Giles Farnaby
, a "Fantasia" by Jerome Bassano
, a "Pavan" by Anthony Bassano
, an "Almande" by Nicholas Guy
and a final "Almande" by good old Anon
These are fine sounding pieces and relatively easy for beginners. The first descant can generally be replaced with a sopranino to good advantage, for my personal tastes. The Schwanewede Recorder Consort
broadcast James Harding's "Almande" on BBC Leeds in June 1983.