Come, Gentle Night: Music of Shakespeare's World

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Barnes & Noble - Ken Smith
The six women of Ensemble Galilei had a tough job finding "the music of Shakespeare's world," because no record exists of exactly what music the Bard's own audiences would have heard some 400 years ago. Rather, the group follows the current trend of matching "historically informed" early music performance with the vibrant immediacy of folk music, adding pennywhistle and percussion to fiddles and viola da gamba. The gambit is like getting actors to look beyond their years of training and think like a living person for a moment. In any art, the balance could be precarious. Putting the third act tune from Purcell's "Fairy Queen" beside traditional jigs and country dance ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ken Smith
The six women of Ensemble Galilei had a tough job finding "the music of Shakespeare's world," because no record exists of exactly what music the Bard's own audiences would have heard some 400 years ago. Rather, the group follows the current trend of matching "historically informed" early music performance with the vibrant immediacy of folk music, adding pennywhistle and percussion to fiddles and viola da gamba. The gambit is like getting actors to look beyond their years of training and think like a living person for a moment. In any art, the balance could be precarious. Putting the third act tune from Purcell's "Fairy Queen" beside traditional jigs and country dance tunes, for example, may not be strictly "historically correct," but the results are effective nonetheless. Despite some occasional New Agey use of percussion, this disc makes the old traditions seem as good as new.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408055621
  • Catalog Number: 80556
  • Sales rank: 55,982

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Isaac's Maggot - Anonymous & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:22)
  2. 2 Chestnut or Dove's Vagary - English Traditional & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:40)
  3. 3 Woody-Cock, MB 40 - Giles Farnaby & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:06)
  4. 4 Death's Second Self - Carolyn Anderson Surrick & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:48)
  5. 5 Jack's Health - English Traditional & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:36)
  6. 6 Vale of Years - Liz Knowles & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:03)
  7. 7 Jack's Health Reel - Liz Knowles & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:56)
  8. 8 Come, Gentle Night - Liz Knowles & Anilda Carrasquillo (6:24)
  9. 9 Depairte, Depairte - Research Composer & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:02)
  10. 10 The Cobbler's Jig - Anonymous & Anilda Carrasquillo (1:53)
  11. 11 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Third Act Tune - Henry Purcell & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:07)
  12. 12 But Let Them Go - Deborah Nuse & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:27)
  13. 13 Ladies, Sigh No More - Deborah Nuse & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:26)
  14. 14 In a garden so green, folk song - Scottish Traditional & Anilda Carrasquillo (4:35)
  15. 15 Childgrove - John Playford & Anilda Carrasquillo (5:11)
  16. 16 Fire, Burn, and Cauldron Bubble - Deborah Nuse & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:19)
  17. 17 The Asp - Jan Hagiwara & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:20)
  18. 18 Rumble Thy Bellyful - Liz Knowles & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:59)
  19. 19 Pastime With Good Company - Anonymous & Anilda Carrasquillo (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ensemble Galilei Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ensemble Galilei`s music is lilting, elegant and unexpected!

    With soulful playing and artful, sometimes even ephemeral arrangements, these six women convey a rare depth of emotion. In the insert notes, gamba player Carolyn Ann Surrick describes their creative process: ¿[In making this recording, we engaged in]¿a kind of work that is so focused and intense that years can go by in one afternoon¿ Extraordinary music-making requires trust¿ [We] live for the times when the only thing that exists right then is the music--when the instruments are speaking as if we don¿t exist, and they are having their own conversation.¿ Thank you, Ensemble Galilei, for allowing the rest of us the privilege of coming along for the ride! It¿s simply delectable. This group can also be heard on their other Telarc release, ¿From the Isles to the Courts¿, and ¿The Mystic and the Muse: Celebrating 600 Years of Women in Music¿, on the Dorian label.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Audio Brilliancy

    I bought this CD when I was in Stratford, Canada seeing ''As You Like It.'' (Shakespeare) I enjoy this CD very much; the songs are all instrumental, very peaceful (good for studying) and they're not so long that you get tired of them easily. It is now my favorite CD, my favorite song ''Woodycock'' and ''In The Garden So Green'' now rates over Betthoven's 6th symphony, Movement 1 as some of my more favorite pieces. Anyone who enjoys Shakespeare's theatrical works will like this, as the songs relate to the different plays. As my headline suggests, this CD is pure audio brilliancy. I can listen to it for hours and never feel compelled to change the CD. Every song ensnares the senses. I definetly reccomend it for any Classical lovery. Soft violins and celtic harps, soft percussion, and bagpipe are a few of the catalysts of an amazing sound I shan't leave out of my collection.

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