1. Pavan – Peter Philips (1560 or 1561 – 1628)
Occasionally, one hears a recording that inspires the listener to sit down at the harpsichord and play this music. Kathryn Cok’s “Pavana” is such a CD. Ms. Cok seems to have an affinity for this late 16th- early 17th century keyboard music, and she makes a compelling and eloquent delivery showcasing the music of Sweelinck and Phillips…. her refreshing approach brings the featured variations, fantasias, popular tunes, and dances to life. … Cok’s playing is focused on what is musically important. Sensitive phrasing is a predominant feature, especially appreciated when coupled with her fine sense of timing.
‘Harpsichord & Fortepiano’, 2016
John Bull is one of those composers known more for certain salacious and possibly apocryphal details of his life than for his music…But he may have met his musical match in the American-Dutch harpsichordist Kathryn Cok, an adventurous soul who has recorded everything from Renaissance music to Stephen Foster. http://www.allmusic.com 2007
An aptly named collection, for Kathryn Cok really does make a jewel out of Bull’s piece of that name, and she is equally imaginative in picturing The King’s Hunt. She opens invitingly with Bull’s Goodnight, the virtuoso divisions of Walsingham and the embroidery of the In nomine are encompassed with flair, and Bonny Peg of Ramsey has proper wit. This is a very attractive collection indeed, and the recording of the harpsichord is remarkably clear and present.”
-THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO CLASSICAL CDS, 2009 EDITION