Highland King: The Scottish Lute, Vol. 2

Highland King: The Scottish Lute, Vol. 2

by Ronn McFarlane
     
 

It's been almost ten years since the first volume in Ronn McFarlane's survey of Scottish lute music, and this one picks off where the last one left off -- with selections from lute books of the 16th and 17th centuries arranged into mini-programs, the tunes all occupying a space somewhere between ancient folk melody and the court music of the renaissance period. The… See more details below

Overview

It's been almost ten years since the first volume in Ronn McFarlane's survey of Scottish lute music, and this one picks off where the last one left off -- with selections from lute books of the 16th and 17th centuries arranged into mini-programs, the tunes all occupying a space somewhere between ancient folk melody and the court music of the renaissance period. The tunes are all instantly recognizable as Scottish, what with the distinctive pentatonic melody patterns and the "snap" ornamentation, and McFarlane plays with the clarity of tone and sensitivity of touch that have made him famous in early music circles. It's hard to pick out highlights from the 44 tracks presented here, but "Simon Brodie" stands out for its complexity and "The Lady Binnes Lilt" is especially sweet and pretty. Like its predecessor, this is an exceptionally lovely album.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479025722
Rank:
199341

Tracks

  1. I choys to ly my lon, for lute (from the Wemyss Manuscript)  - Ronn McFarlane
  2. Blew Riben (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  3. Ladi Ly Nier Mee (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  4. Our Last Good Night (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  5. Generall Leslys Godnight (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  6. In Ane Inch I Warrant (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  7. Untitled (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  8. Untitled (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  9. Maggae Hamfor, for lute (from the Rowallen Manuscript)  - Ronn McFarlane
  10. Katherines Bairdie, for lute (from the Rowallen Manuscript)  - Ronn McFarlane
  11. Tweedsyde (Mr. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  12. Cutte spoon and tree ladie, (Mr. Macklaughlans Way) (Mr. Beck, Balcarre  - Ronn McFarlane
  13. Canaries  - Ronn McFarlane
  14. I wish I were where Helen Iyes (Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  15. The highland king (Mr. McLaughlans way) (Mr. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  16. Port Athol (John Morisons way) (Mr. Beck, Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  17. I love my love, in secret (John morisons way) (Mr. Beck, Balcarres Lute  - Ronn McFarlane
  18. Jockie leaped over the dyke (Mr. McLachlands way) (Mr. Beck, Balcarres  - Ronn McFarlane
  19. Through the Wood Laudie (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  20. Lilt milne, for lute (from the Wemyss Manuscript)  - Ronn McFarlane
  21. Da miche manum (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  22. Ruthueins Lilt (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  23. Fair and Louky (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  24. Doun in Yon Banks (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  25. My Lady Binnis Lilt (The Wemyss Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  26. A Scotts tune (Mr. Lesslie, The Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  27. Where Will our goodman lye (Mr. McLaughlans way) (The Balcarres Lute Bo  - Ronn McFarlane
  28. The newest scotts measure (Mr. McLaughlans way) (Mr. Beck, The Balcarres Lu  - Ronn McFarlane
  29. Sweet Willie (Mr. Becks way) (The Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  30. I Never New, I Loved The (The Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  31. When she came in, she bobbed (Mr. McLachlands way) (The Balcarres Lute  - Ronn McFarlane
  32. Simon brodie (Mr. McLachlands way) (The Balcarres Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  33. Mary Betons Row (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  34. Current Tried (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  35. Over the Dyke Davie (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  36. Untitled (The Rowallan Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  37. The horsemans Port (Mr. Macklanchlands way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  38. If thou wert my own thing (Mr. Macklanchlands way) (The Balcarras Lute  - Ronn McFarlane
  39. A gigge (Mr. Macklanchlands way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  40. The more discrett, the wellcomer (Mr. Becks way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  41. The Lady Binnes Lilt (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  42. Tarphicken (Mr. Becks way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  43. The New Highland lady (Mr. Becks way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane
  44. Da mihi nanum (Mr. Becks way) (The Balcarras Lute Book)  - Ronn McFarlane

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