Gottfried Finger also Godfrey Finger, was a Moravian Baroque composer. He was also a virtuoso on the Viol, and many of his compositions were for the instrument. He also wrote operas. Finger was born in Olomouc, modern-day Czech Republic, and worked for the court of James II of England before becoming a freelance composer. The fact that Finger owned a copy of the musical score of the work Chelys by the Flemish composer Carolus Hacquart suggests that the two composers may have worked together in England. After a contest in London to set William Congreve’s The Judgement of Paris as an opera, in which Finger came in fourth place, he left England and moved to Germany.
Green Sleeves to a Ground / A Division on a Ground by Mr Finger
Variationen aus einer Sammlung von 1706. Zyklen nicht genannter Musiker über beliebte Melodien dieser Zeit
for: Treble recorder, basso continuo