As the High Renaissance gave way to Early Baroque after 1600, musical composers, particularly Italian, began experimenting with different instrumental arrangements and styles. Music was moving out of the church, or the village green. The harpsichord became the standard continuo, but the reduced two soprano melodic leads, almost always including a violin, were altered at times by a switch to a bass instrument. Thus, we have a fine combination of timbres in this trio album: violin, harpsichord, and duclian. Dulcian? This double-reed instrument was a precursor to the bassoon. Under the umbrella of sonata, lovely ornamentation, canzona, triple-fast dance passages, and melodic jumps freely express a new lively spirit. From the classical wing of ECM records, the 71-minute album features John Holloway on violin, Lars Ulrick Mortensen, harpsichord, and dulcin-player Jane Gower. They perform expertly, and I bet that they had fun recording these little-known but delightful pieces. Castello, Fontana, and their contemporaries provided a toolkit for creating many musical inventions for the next 150 years.