New Britain: The Roots of American Folksong

New Britain: The Roots of American Folksong

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by Joel Cohen
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/1991
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0022924547423
catalogNumber:
45474

Tracks

  1. Judicii Signum  -  Anonymous  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  2. The Great Day (The Sacred Harp, Philadelphia, 1860)  -  Anonymous, American  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  3. Calenda Maia (Provence)  - French Traditional  - Anne Azéma  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  4. Cuando por el oriente (New Mexico)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  5. Rossignolet du bois joli (Québec, 1914)  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Kenneth Fitch  - Maria Mill
  6. Rossignolet del bois jolin (Borlet)  - French Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  7. Dans Paris y-a-t-un'barbière (Quebec)  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  8. Allons-nous faire faire la barbe (Loyset Compère)  - French Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  9. Mon pere m'a mariee (Québec, 1914)  - Canadian Traditional  - Roberta Anderson  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  10. Mon pere m'a mariee  -  Anonymous  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Kenneth Fitch  - William Hite  - Maria Mill  - David Ripley
  11. Gabriel Nazareth  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  12. Une nimphe jolie  - Jehan Planson  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  13. C'est en passant par Varennes (Québec, 1914)  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  14. Margot labourez les vignes, chanson for 4 voices, S. 8/42  - Jacques Arcadelt  - Anne Azéma  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - David Ripley
  15. Bransles de Villages  - Jean-Baptiste Besard  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  16. Il etait un Cendrillon (Québec, 1914)  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  17. C'est dans la ville de Bytowm  - French Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  18. Il est venu petit oysillon  - French Traditional  - Anne Azéma  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  19. An jenem Tag nach Davids sag  - German Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  20. Barbara Allen, folk song  - Scottish Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  21. Barbara Allen (Tennessee)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - Herman Hildebrand
  22. Heavenly Dove (Georgia)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  23. Chevy Chase (Virginia)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  24. The Kinges hunt is upp  - English Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - David Ripley
  25. The English hunt's up  - English Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  26. My love gave me a cherry  - Scottish Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  27. I gave my love a cherry (Nova Scotia)  - Canadian Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Kenneth Fitch  - Maria Mill
  28. Hey Ho, Nobody at Home  - Thomas Ravenscroft  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  29. There were three crows (Texas)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - Fred Raffensperger
  30. There Were Three Ravens, for voice(s) & ensemble  - Thomas Ravenscroft  - Roberta Anderson  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  31. Lady Cassilles Lilt  - Scottish Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  32. Gipsy Davy (Ohio)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - David Ripley
  33. The Jolly Beggar  - Scottish Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  34. Billy Boy (Thaunton, Massachusetts)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - Margaret Swanson
  35. Billy (Northumbrian Folk Song)  - English Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill  - Margaret Swanson
  36. Ricercada premara  - Diego Ortiz  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  37. Betty Anne (North Carolina)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Sharon Key  - Maria Mill
  38. Singing School [The Social Harp] (Georgia)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Sharon Key  - Maria Mill
  39. Thomas-Town "Great God, how frail a Thing is Man"  - William Billings  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill
  40. New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill
  41. Parting Friends (The Social Harp)  - American Traditional  - Roberta Anderson  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - William Hite  - Maria Mill  - David Ripley
  42. Hallelujah, revival song  - American Traditional  - Anne Azema  -  Boston Camerata  - Joel Cohen  - Maria Mill

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Joel Cohen   Primary Artist

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New Britain: The Roots of American Folksong 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Many early music groups these days explain cross-cultural musical influences in their program notes, and proceed to play their selections accordingly. Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata take it the logical step further by actually performing the ¿root¿ pieces side by side with the later music that reflects their particular influence. The result is inspired, thought-provoking groupings of related tunes and texts that span not only centuries but continents. The Boston Camerata is primarily a vocal ensemble, with a sound that is spare, pure and direct. They perform some of their selections a cappella, while others are accompanied by light, period instrumentation. If you¿ve ever heard this group live in concert, you may recall the surreal effect of sitting in a theater that is pin-drop quiet, waiting for one or two musicians at a time to step forward and break the silence with a clarity and presence that holds the entire audience spellbound from first note to last. The effect of listening to this recording is much the same. My favorites on this release are the groupings of different versions of the same ballad--¿Three Ravens¿, ¿Gypsy Davy¿, and ¿Barbara Allen¿, for example. The pairing of the Appalacian song ¿Betty Anne¿ with its exact harmonic match--a 16th century ricercada for viols by Diego Ortiz--is also quite striking, and I also enjoyed the ¿shape-note¿ and ¿Fa-sol-la¿ singing-school selections representative of early American music. In the insert, director Joel Cohen explains: ¿This unorthodox recording, an intentionally provocative mix of early art song and modern folksong, is meant first of all to give pleasure - but it is also a meditation on history, on archetypes, and on the transmission of human culture.¿ The Boston Camerata succeeds admirably here on both counts!